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Pita Loca

601 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 | South Beach | 305-673-3388

Location Description:

Pita Loca in South Beach is an Israeli joint where the falafels are filled with warm spice and crunch, the hummus is peerlessly smooth, the shwarma features real roasted lamb, and the salad bar is a smorgasbord of eminently crammable comestibles. Pay the extra buck and get your sandwich on lafa bread, which is larger and fluffier than pita. After the requisite splash of nutty tahini sauce, point to the items in the salad bar you want stuffed into your sandwich and a nice man behind the counter will oblige: Pickles, coleslaw, tabouleh, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, hot peppers -- keep pointing until the man starts looking a little less nice, which means you're pushing it. You won't find a much better sandwich in town.

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  • Cuisine(s): Middle Eastern
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11:30pm, Fri 11am-3pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Meters
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Delivery, Takeout

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