Want sopa de gallina, Nicaraguan hen soup? Stop by Montelimar early. By 3 p.m., they might be out of some specials. Try the pollo asado, grilled chicken breast smothered in fresh salsa with sliced onions and tomatoes. Taste more gallo pinto and, yes, fried sweet plantains. For dessert, sample the honey-and-cheese empanada. You've journeyed far. You deserve a treat.

Fritanga Montelimar feels like the top stop — its fresco de cacao, flawless seasonings, and delicious gallo pinto woo those stricken with even the most horrific of ailments. (As in one too many suds.)

Finish your fresco. Nibble on sweets. Revel in your victorious pursuit of fritangas. Hangover or not, this escapade has ended in utter satisfaction.

Yambo's colorful interior.
Yambo's colorful interior.
Fried goodness at Pinolandia.
Claire Nelson
Fried goodness at Pinolandia.

Location Info


Fritanga Montelimar

15722 SW 72nd St.
Miami, FL 33193-5059

Category: Restaurant > Latin American

Region: South Dade


119 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33128

Category: Restaurant > Nicaraguan

Region: Downtown/Overtown

Yambo Restaurant

1643 SW 1st St.
Miami, FL 33135

Category: Restaurant > Central American

Region: Little Havana


Pinolandia: 305-325-8663. Open 24 hours.

Yambo Restaurant: 305-649-0203. Open 24 hours.

Fritanga Montelimar: 305-388-8841. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Food: Grilled chicken, gallo pinto, fried sweet plantains, honey-and-cheese empanada, fresco de cacao, and jugo de cebada (barley juice).

Cost: $18.75

Emotional state: Contented — hangover cured effectively and delectably.

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