Luis Galindo Latin American

Where should you eat? Luis Galindo Latin American is the answer!

Once upon a time, there were two separate posts for Luis Galindo Latin American and its sister restaurant next door, Latin American Bakery & Cafe.

I have compiled both of them together below which makes it easier for you to scroll through and see all the deliciousness that they create in West Miami.

This is my go-to restaurant when it comes to Cuban comfort food.

Whenever one of my out of town foodie friends or even a local asks where should they eat, I direct them here.

Sit down, take a load off and eat where your buddy Burger Beast goes for some of his favorite food in town.

LUIS GALINDO LATIN AMERICAN

Written on June 17th, 2009

Luis Galindo Latin American
Luis Galindo Latin American, picture taken in 2009


I don’t eat in at Luis Galindo Latin American nearly as much as my parents do, and yet I’ve eaten food here over a hundred times.

All your favorite Cuban dishes are here.

The bread served as a snack to your meal is worth getting greedy over.

Don’t hesitate to fight everyone at your table over it.

The palomilla steak is excellent.

My favorite dish is the bistec de pollo a la milanesa (breaded chicken steak, tomato sauce, ham & cheese), which is probably the best I’ve ever had.

And I’ve had quite a few in my time (keep your jokes to yourself please).

The croquetas are excellent also.

My mother loves the grilled chicken and my dad, the sandwiches.

Sandwich Area
Luis Galindo Sandwich Area, picture is from 2009
Luis Galindo Specials
Daily Specials
Luis Galindo Latin American Menu
Luis Galindo Latin American Menu

The Cuban sandwich especial (same ingredients as a Cuban sandwich only larger: thick-sliced marinated pork & ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and pickles on pressed Cuban bread) here is a must-have.

It does get full around dinner time, which is why I order take-out but it does travel surprisingly well.

If you can stand the wait, nothing beats eating the food right there.

Oh yeah, this place is small and loud.

Earplugs might be a requirement unless you want to listen in on the goings-on in your neighbor’s life.

That might not be such a bad way to pass the time while you wait.

LUIS GALINDO LATIN AMERICAN FOOD

Buttered Bread aka Pansito
Buttered Bread aka Pansito
Mariquitas with Mojo
Mariquitas with Mojo
Luis Galindo Latin American Croquetas
Luis Galindo Latin American Croquetas
Tamal en Cazuela
Tamal en Cazuela
Batido de Mamey
Batido de Mamey
Elena Ruz
Elena Ruz
Luis Galindo Medianoche
Medianoche
Miami Sandwich
Miami Sandwich
Cuban Sandwich Especial
Cuban Sandwich Especia
Frita Cubana
Chef Alberto Frita Cubana
French Fries
French Fries
Vaca Frita
Vaca Frita
Bistec Empanizado
Bistec Empanizado
Pollo ala Milanesa
Pollo ala Milanesa
Cafecito
Cafecito

BURGER BEAST BURGIE AWARD WINNER

Luis Galindo Latin American has won two of my coveted Burger Beast Burgie Awards.

In 2009 they won the Best Cuban Sandwich and in 2011 for the Best Bistec Milanesa.

Luis Galindo Best Milanesa
Luis Galindo Latin American Co-owner Melissa Elias with 2011 Burger Beast Burgie Award for Best Milanesa

They do have a couple of other locations but I only frequent the one at the address below.

Luis Galindo Latin American
898 SW 57th Avenue
West Miami, Florida
305-267-9995


LATIN AMERICAN BAKERY & CAFE

Written on March 8th, 2012


Latin American Bakery & Cafe
Early Morning at Latin American Bakery & Cafe

Latin American Bakery & Cafe is one of the best things to happen to me food-wise in the last few years.

I love Luis Galindo’s Latin American Restaurant, which is right next door, but sometimes it’s packed to the rafters. It forces me to order my food to go.

Enter the Bakery & Cafe, which is not open as late as the restaurant but has a menu all its own with sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and desserts.

It’s also right near where I live, which doesn’t hurt.

I come here for a few particular things.

I always order the cafe con leche (espresso with steamed milk) with tostadas (buttered & toasted Cuban bread).

It could be for a late-ish dinner at 9:30 PM or an afternoon lunch type deal, but it always hits the spot.

There’s also no way you can come here and not put down a couple of croquetas, some of the best in the city.

No visit here would be complete without a Pan con Tortilla (Omelette Sandwich).

You can go the straight egg route, but I add the Cuban standard of ham and Swiss cheese.

It is a great little sandwich with a perfect combination; trust me.

GALINDO’S CROQUETA FACTOID

The croquetas served at Luis Galindo’s Latin American Restaurant and Latin American Bakery & Cafe are not the same.

Even though both businesses are located right next to each other and have the same owner, the croquetas taste different.

It’s up to you to decide which you prefer.

LATIN AMERICAN BAKERY & CAFE FOOD

Cafe con Leche
Cafe con Leche
Tostadas aka Buttered Cuban Toast
Tostadas aka Buttered Cuban Toast
Pastel de Guayaba
Pastel de Guayaba
Pastel de Guayaba y Queso
Pastel de Guayaba y Queso
Latin American Bakery Croquetas
Latin American Bakery Croquetas
Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon & French Fries
Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon & French Fries
Pan con Tortilla
Pan con Tortilla
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Latin American Bakery & Cafe
890 SW 57 Avenue
West Miami, Florida
305-264-2800

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