100 Favorite Dishes: Lechon Asado at El Palacio de los Jugos
Photo by Riki Altman
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.
81. Lechon Asado at El Palacio de los Jugos
If you're one of those folks who trust a better meal can often be had outside of those white tablecloth spots, take a taste of the lechon asado at El Palacio de los Jugos. It's the holy grail of porkness. Let alone the fact that, for less than $8, you'll be served enough pork, rice, beans, and yucca to literally feed anyone for three solid days, the aroma that emanates from the Styrofoam container is enough to make a grown man (or woman) gaga. Soft, tender ropes of glistening pork taunt the tongue with their smoky, light flavor, while extras like rings of steamed onions, bacon bits, and a huge hunk of golden pig skin on top of the whole pile make it that much over the top. And the kicker is, none of it is greasy.
Kosher? No more.
El Palacio de los Jugos
5721 W. Flagler Street, Miami
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
100. Warm Buffala Mozzarella With Clay-Baked Roma Tomatoes and Eggplant at Timo
86. Old Dirty Dawg at gastroPod Miami
85. Vegan Ding Dong at Lido at the Standard
84. Mahi-Mahi Tacos at Fish Shack & Market
83. Moroccan Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Elie's Café
82. Spicy Tuna Rock at Asia Bay
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