El Rey De Las Fritas

9343 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165
Best Of


  • Mon-Sat 8am-10:30pm Sun: 9am -4:30pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If you still haven't checked out this tiny, hole-in-the-wall place you are seriously missing out. Renowned among those in the know, this Cuban fast food joint makes some of the best sandwiches, milkshakes, and fresh juices in the entire city. Not only is the food great and the service excellent, but the prices are ridiculously low. So low, it's hard to imagine how the owners turn a profit - until you sit there for a few hours and notice a nonstop flow of customers coming in and out all day. El Rey has built street-cred primarily for its burgers and shakes, although it does server potajes (thick stews) and non-sandwich plates. The titular sandwich is the best thing in town. A frita is basically the Cuban version of a hamburger - the patty is made from a mixture of ground beef and chorizo that is topped with onions and potato sticks and served on a Cuban roll. There are other great sandwiches, though, especially the pan con bistec and the croqueta preparada, which consists of ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, and ham croquettes stuffed between two slices of Cuban bread. There is nary a better lunch to be had in Miami.

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