100 Favorite Dishes: A Frita, Cuban Hamburger, at Mago De Las Fritas
As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
78. A Frita, Cuban Hamburger at El Mago De Las Fritas
El Mago has spent the last 25 years in business at the same location in the "sawasera"(southwest area) and his fritas combine perfectly paprika seasoned meat, a crisp onion bite, a potato stick crunch, and a Cuban bread roll soft as a cloud. You can get yours with cheese if you want, but anybody over the age of 35 might look at you with contempt for bucking tradition. In any case, El Mago's fritas are a cut above the competition, just ask the Burger Beast.
El Mago De Las Fritas
5828 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144
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