Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida

Luis Galindo Latin American
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Once upon a time, there were two separate posts for Luis Galindo Latin American (899 SW 57th Avenue, West Miami) and its sister restaurant next door, Latin American Bakery & Cafe.

I have compiled both of them together below, making it easier for you to scroll through and see all the deliciousness they create in West Miami. Luis Galindo Latin American is my go-to restaurant for Cuban comfort food.

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

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

June 17th, 2009 – I don’t eat in at Luis Galindo Latin American nearly as much as my parents do, yet I’ve eaten food here over a hundred times. All your favorite Cuban dishes are here.

The bread served as a snack for 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), 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.

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Sandwich Area
Luis Galindo Sandwich Area (the 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 gets full around dinner time, which is why I order take-out, but it travels surprisingly well. Nothing beats eating the food right there if you can stand the wait.

Oh yeah, this place is small and loud. So earplugs might be a requirement unless you want to listen in on your neighboring table’s life.

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

Luis Galindo Latin American Food Pictures

Buttered Bread aka Pansito
Buttered Bread aka Pansito
Mariquitas with Mojo
Mariquitas with Mojo
Croquetas from Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida
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 from Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida
Miami Sandwich
Cuban Sandwich Especial
Cuban Sandwich Especial
Frita Cubana from Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida
Frita Cubana
French Fries
French Fries
Vaca Frita from Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida
Vaca Frita
Bistec Empanizado
Bistec Empanizado
Pollo ala Milanesa from Luis Galindo Latin American in West Miami, Florida
Pollo ala Milanesa
Cafecito
Cafecito

Luis Galindo Latin American 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

Latin American Bakery & Cafe



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

March 8th, 2012 – 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 right next door, but sometimes it’s packed to the rafters. It forces me to order my food to go.

Enter the Latin American Bakery & Cafe (890 SW 57 Avenue, West Miami), which is not open as late as the restaurant but has a menu 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. First, 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 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.

Luis 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 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 Pictures

Cafe con Leche from Latin American Bakery in West Miami, Florida
Cafe con Leche
Tostadas aka Buttered Cuban Toast
Tostadas aka Buttered Cuban Toast
Pastel de Guayaba  from  Latin American Bakery in West Miami, Florida
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 from  Latin American Bakery in West Miami, Florida
Pan con Tortilla
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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One Comment

  1. Yo conosco a latin american desde 1978,ahi 8st y 57ave y tambien donde mas iba coral way n 30th av a cmer sandwich cubano eran bien grande!pero donde estan ustedes ahora a cambiado bastante en management y me gusta bastante el menu,yo vivia al crusar la calle,estoy en palm Beach ahora,pero sin dudas cuando vaya a miami, voy a ir varias veces a comer todo lo que hay en el menu,les deseo que sigan triunfando! Alberto feria.

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