I remember the first time I heard of Sergio’s. It was the early ’90s, and my sister & her friends would go there late at night on the weekend to get cafe con leche (Cuban coffee with steamed milk). I had already made it out to be this place where all these hipster kids would hang out late and talk about how bad they had it.
So I ate there with her one time, and I was hooked. But, as it turns out, I was the one who had it wrong.
Sergio’s is a restaurant that serves Cuban comfort food in generous portions. I eat here for the croquetas and the pan con tortilla (omelet sandwich with onions, ham, and Swiss cheese).
If you’re into croquetas, these are one of my favorites in Miami. The pan con tortilla is hefty; some feel it’s enough to share. However, this is as good of an omelet sandwich as you’re ever gonna have.
There is a Frita Cubana on Sergio’s menu, and it’s a bit of a letdown. It pains me to say that because I love this place.
All the right toppings were there; onions, ketchup, and, wait a second….canned potato sticks? Yeah, that’s a big no-no; either you go the fresh julienne potatoes route or go home.
It just did not add up to a good Frita. I was not too fond of the seasoning of the meat either. On the other hand, it could be a good thing, so I’ll always get the pan con tortilla whenever I eat there.
UPDATE: Sergio’s has changed their Fritas
April 22nd, 2013 – Do you know what’s really good? The NEW Mini Fritas at Sergio’s!
I love the croquetas at Sergio’s, and now I can add their mini fritas to my love list. These three to 4-bite Fritas come on fresh little rolls with the just-fried papa juliannas (julienne potatoes), diced raw onions, and ketchup.
It can be a great little breakfast dish or an afternoon snack, I would know. They’re available at all Sergio’s locations, but there’s one catch the rolls are baked daily and in limited quantities.
Once they’re out, so are the Fritas. So you know what needs to be done. And don’t forget to get a shot of Cuban coffee on your way out.
UPDATE II: The mini Frita Cubanas are no longer around, but that’s cause their full-sized tasty older brother has replaced them.
Sergio’s Cuban Food Pics
Sergio’s Restaurant Locations
|9330 SW 40th Street||Westchester|
|3252 SW 22nd Street||Miami|
|8807 SW 107th Avenue||Kendall|
|1640 NW 87th Avenue||Doral|
|13620 Pines Boulevard||Pembroke Pines|
|2100 NW 42nd Avenue||Miami – Airport|
|40 SW 12th Street||Brickell|
|15135 NW 67th Avenue||Miami Lakes|
|601 Biscayne Boulevard||Miami – FTX Arena|
|9300 NW 77th Avenue||Hialeah Gardens|
|13550 SW 120 Street – Suite 400A||West Kendall|
|1200 SW 8th Street||Miami – FIU Campus|
|100 Terminal Dr Terminal 1 – Concourse B – Gate B2||Fort Lauderdale|
Get Your Hands Off My Croquetas
March 14th, 2013 – I first saw Sergio’s “Get Your Hands Off My Croquetas” tagline at a bus bench in Kendall. I was holding up traffic trying to get a good picture of it and eventually gave up.
But, every time I see it, it brings a smile. And the best part of it is that it’s true too!
Sergio’s with Drive-thru Opening Up in Doral
August 7th, 2013 – If you’ve driven down restaurant row in Doral recently, you probably noticed that Sergio’s is coming to the old Savor Miami space behind Longhorn (1640 NW 87th Ave, Doral). This Sergio’s will be similar in design to the beautiful location in Kendall at the intersection of 107th and Kendall Drive.
A few of the differences and why I’m so excited is that there will be a full liquor bar, ten beers on tap (including some craft beer), a ventanita, and a drive-thru! And yes, you can call in an order and pick it up at the drive-thru window if your heart desires.
Me? I’m excited about picking up some Fritas to go. Sergio’s Doral should be open by December.