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El Rey De Las Fritas

1821 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135-3417 | Little Havana | 305-858-4223

Location Description:

At El Rey de las Fritas on Calle Ocho, the Cuban hamburger is king. Known as the frita cubana, the burger pairs a spicy beef patty with shoestring potatoes, onions, and ketchup, stuffed inside a Cuban-style bun. El Rey, a locally owned restaurant chain that has expanded with several locations across Miami since its debut in 1982, serves fritas with a kick. In the frita dulce ($4.50), fried, blistered chunks of sweet plantain crown beef, in addition to papas fritas, onions, and ketchup. In the B.S. frita ($5.50), the hamburger gets two more additions: slabs of crisp bacon and gooey Swiss cheese. Pair any of those with the shop's batidos, and call it a meal.

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  • Cuisine(s): Cuban
  • Hours: Sun 8am-9pm, Mon-Sat 8am-10:30pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual

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