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66. Carne Asada Fajitas at Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar

It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of

Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of

our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own,

please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

66. Carne Asada Fajitas at Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar
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66. Carne Asada Fajitas at Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar

The festive Cinco Cantina, in the Village of Merrick Park, is better known for its' brain-freeze margaritas than for authentic Mexican fare. Yet the carne asada fajitas here are the best thing on the menu, and a damn tasty rendition by any standard.


The tender skirt steak is marinated with guajillo peppers before getting grilled and served searing hot and a succulent medium-rare (unless, of course, you request it otherwise). Accompaniments are the customary rice, beans, guacamole, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream and sauteed peppers and onions, all sizzling on a sizzle platter. Warm flour tortillas are served covered, on the side. It's a big, rewarding $20 plate of food. Feel free to enjoy a frozen margarita beforehand.

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