Dos Croquetas won the People’s Choice Award with a Medianoche Croqueta
Masa Craft won the Judge’s Choice Award with a Brisket Croqueta where they collaborated with Farmhouse BBQ.
Brandon “Croqueta King” Sasportas won the Islas Canarias Croqueta Eating Contest
Burger Beast has loved Croquetas since he was a little tamalito. When he would open his lunchbox at school, everyone was perplexed. They had never seen such a thing, but once he shared one of his Cuban meat stix, he became the most popular kid at the table.
His love for Croquetas has never waned only grown by leaps and bounds. All Burger Beast ever wanted to do as a grown-up was share this love with his familia, the people of Miami. So, he created Croquetapalooza and the rest is Croqueta history.
The 6th annual Croquetapalooza celebrates everything that is special about living in the 305.
”Of all the food festivals that take place in this town (and there are plenty), this event tasted, felt and sounded the most Miami.” – edible South Florida
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Which restaurants will be there?
A Lo Cubano Kitchen
Babe’s Meat & Counter
Best Chefs Catering
The Cafe 72
Captain Jim’s Seafood
Chef Billy G
Dora’s Bakery and Bistro
FINKA Table & Tap
Smoke & Dough
Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox
Vegan Cuban Cuisine
Sanguich de Miami
The Creamy Creations Co
Tio Colo Bocaditos de Helado
Cafe La Llave
CAWY (Jupiña & Materva)
Concrete Beach Brewery
Funky Buddha Brewery
J Wakefield Brewery
Sunshine Bottling (IronBeer)
Tripping Animals Brewing
F.A.Q. aka the most asked questions. We get asked the same things over and over so this should answer about 99% of those question……fingers crossed.
What does General Admission include?
General Admission includes ALL Croquetas, Fritas, Other Snacks, Desserts, Craft Beer, Soft Drinks & Water. There is only one type of ticket and General Admission is it.
What time is the event?
Everyone gets in at 7PM unless you are Burger Beast’s parents. The event ends at 10PM.
Is Croquetapalooza indoors?
YES! After the date changed from November 1st to December 6th we were able to bring the event back indoors to Stage 305 at Magic City Casino.
Are children allowed at Croquetapalooza?
No, you MUST be at least 21 years of age to attend. That also includes babies, they are not 21 years of age.
What about the Islas Canarias Croqueta Eating Contest?
Now in its sixth year, the Islas Canarias Croqueta Eating Contest is a highlight of every Croquetapalooza. If you think you have what it takes to compete, please mention your interest at the check in table.
I have allergies. Will the restaurants have signage with a list of ingredients?
Be sure to speak with the staff at each station to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients they are using.
Will there be vegetarian options available?
I’m not even answering this question but there might be.
Are pets allowed?
Magic City Casino is Miami’s first casino to feature Las Vegas-style slot machines!
It is located in the heart of Miami conveniently near Coral Gables and Little Havana.
Magic City Casino
450 NW 37th Avenue
Miami, FL 33125
Turnpike to 836 West
Take Exit NW 42 Ave/LeJeune
Turn Left on to NW 7th Street
Continue on to NW 37th Avenue
I-95 South to 836 East
Take Exit NW 37th Avenue/Airport
Drive to NW 37th Avenue & Merge onto NW 14th Street
Turn Left onto NW 37th Avenue