Odaly’s Delight Cafe is what I would classify as a hidden gem. In the back corner of a strip mall in Westchester, you will find Odaly’s. Its hours (Monday through Friday from 7 AM- 4 PM) exist only as a necessity due to its almost secret spot.
There are daily specials, catering, and cantinas (daily prepped food delivery).
A lesser restaurant or cafe in its same position would just use inferior and frozen ingredients but not Odaly’s Delight Cafe. I’ve stopped in at Odaly’s countless times and have not been disappointed with anything I’ve eaten.
The finger foods at Cuban cafés/restaurants are generally a good litmus test to see whether you’ve got a winner or a dud on your hands. Odaly’s housemade ham croquetas are made in-house then served with a perfect mayo-based dipping sauce. The ingredients to the Empanadas didn’t taste like the same leftover meat used at other places. Also, the fact that there are *Disco Voladores (Flying Saucer Sandwiches) on the menu made my day.
All were excellent, by the way.
If you like sweet AND tart, their housemade Lemonade would be up your alley. It was the perfect palate cleanser before the entrees came out.
The Pan con Bistec (Steak Sandwich) is a “Top 5” in Miami kinda sandwich; I’m not kidding. I liked the Chicken Burger, and it was a good idea that I think seemed to be missing something, maybe a dip in buffalo hot sauce?
The Monster Burger was so great that I asked Odaly’s Delight Cafe to participate in my yearly hamburger competition for 2018, Hamburger House Party. My friend Mark who was with me that day, hasn’t stopped raving about it.
The chicken fajitas, which were more like a stir-fry tossed in soy sauce, was delicious. Someone called me out on Facebook after posting the picture for choosing the mashed potatoes as one of my sides, but I can’t help that I have a potato weakness.
Oh man and that Bistec ala Milanesa de Pollo (Breaded Boneless Chicken topped with Cheese & Sauce) with Moros (Black Beans & Rice) and Tostones (Fried Plantains) made it a perfect lunch.
MIAMI FOOD PORN
I saved a tiny bit of room for a cafecito (Cuban coffee) and Torrejas, the Cuban equivalent of french toast. If you do not like sweet, then stay away from the torrejas.
Here’s to hoping Odaly’s Delight Cafe can expand their hours this year since it would be a crime that more people are not able to try their food. In the meantime, there is pick-up or delivery to hold you over until then.
Hidden but Great:
Odaly’s Delight Cafe
9754 SW 24th St Miami, FL 33165
*Disco Voladores is something that originated in Cuba. I’ve been eating Discos since I was a kid. A round contraption heats the sandwich. It now looks like a “Flying Saucer” or a Disco Volador” in Spanish.