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Best Mofongo Miami 2011 - Old San Juan Restaurant - CLOSED

Old San Juan Restaurant

Old San Juan Restaurant

1200 SW 57th Ave.

Miami, FL 33144

305-263-9911

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In the mainland United States, we have baseball, apple pie, and mom. Substitute mofongo for apple pie and you have a fairly good working list of priorities in Puerto Rico. The Boricua specialty — a heaping mound of mashed fried green plantains studded with crisp pork cracklings — has many incarnations across the island: drenched in tomato sauce, loaded with garlic and onions, or topped with chicken or beef, lobster, or shrimp. Luckily for Miami, mainstay Puerto Rican eatery Old San Juan has just about every variation on the menu. The mofongo con pollo brings a garlicky grilled strip of chicken topped with caramelized onions next to the soft mound of mofongo; order the pulpo and you'll get tender tendrils of octopus with your fried plantains, or the shrimp for a pile of buttery crustaceans on the side. Old San Juan serves its mofongo with a traditional cup of chicken broth for sipping and dipping. Bring a friend — the portions are huge, so even though you're sampling mofongo in the States, there's no way you'll have room for apple pie afterward.
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Wildbillhiccups
Wildbillhiccups

Whomever reviewed this dump surely knows nothing about Puerto Rican food.a Half star rating at most.

Hugo
Hugo

you are 1000% on point. The best place to eat a great Mofongo is at JIMMYZ by the design district.

disgustedwOSJ
disgustedwOSJ

This place sucks in ways that are not even explainable, from the service to the food...

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