El Alpha Hot Dog Food Truck in Miami, Florida


I usually try to keep my expectations low when it comes to hot dog restaurants. I find it hard to top the iconic Arbetter’s in Westchester or Sweet Dogs in the Flagami part of Miami.

When I heard that a new food truck named El Alpha Dog had just opened up in Doral, I was intrigued. As you can see on the menu below, there are some creative dogs along with three burger burritos.

I was with my cousin Chunktronics, and we started with some tasty Nestea peach tea. I’m not even a fan of tea and had a couple of those guys instead of my usual cola.

The Special Teque Balls (8 per order) are round tequeños with spicy secret sauce, bacon & green onions, and black sesame seeds. That spicy secret sauce is most definitely spicy and needs to be bottled and sold.

Special Teque Balls
Special Teque Balls

What did we eat from El Alpha Dog?

El Alpha Dog Food Truck Menu
Alpha Dog Menu

Alpha DogAlpha sauce, onions, scallions, pork belly, Korean BBQ sauce, toasted white sesame seeds & cilantro

The Grilled Cheese Dogpink sauce, onions, bacon, corn sauce, cheddar & mozzarella cheese, crispy corn on top

Grilled Cheese Dog
Grilled Cheese Dog
Alpha Truffle Dog

Alpha Truffle DogTruffle sauce, bacon, mac ‘n’ cheese, crunchy popcorn, truffle oil & black sesame seeds

Clásico Caraqueño – Cabbage, onions, cilantro, mayo, ketchup, mustard, garlic sauce & grated pecorino cheese

El ShantyAlpha sauce, onions, scallions, double pork belly, Korean BBQ sauce, toasted white sesame seeds & cilantro

El Shanty
El Shanty

Which Alpha Dog was better?

El Alpha Dog
El Alpha Dog

No one could come close to the Alpha Dog. El Shanty had no dog and was a double order of that incredible Pork Belly, so it doesn’t count towards my choice for best dog of the night.

If I were you, I’d order 2 of the Alpha Dog the first time you eat here and if you’ve got some room, then try out the other guys. We could not stop talking about the Alpha Dog while we ate everything else.

Ok, now that I think about it, only eat one Alpha Dog and grab one of the stellar Burger Burritos (available in single or double patty versions). We tried all three burritos, but the Porky won the flavor game.

El Alpha Burrito Burger
El Alpha Burrito Burger

The Porky is a mouthful with lettuce, cabbage, Korean BBQ sauce, Alpha sauce, mayo, mustard, ketchup, ham, Angus burger, extra thick-cut bacon, onions, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese & special french fries + fried egg.

I could do without the lettuce, but then again, I detest lettuce, so that is in keeping with my regular routine.b They were all worth a try but that Porky was just a little notch above the others.

It’s been quite a while since a food truck creates buzz, much less delivers on it. They nailed it again, and I’m excited to go back and try some of the other creations.

I’m not going to lie to you people; that half-pound “El Mini” is calling my name. But, you need to be mentally prepared for something like that, especially when I’ve only got Alpha Dog on the brain.


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