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Sure, El Mago de las Fritas dispenses diner-like fare from its old-school cafeteria-esque dining room. But you're not here for just any dish. You're here for the Cuban hamburgers, AKA fritas. From the orange-hued beef chorizo patties to the almost-too-soft Cuban rolls and the topping of handmade potato sticks, El Mago's frita is one of the best iterations in the Magic City. You can order a basic frita, but seriously consider a double with cheese. Whatever you do, don't forget to add a fried egg on top. Look for the "Big Magic" — a Big Mac-like frita with a tostone as the middle bun. Most of the staff members don't speak English, but if you're uncomfortable ordering in Spanish, just point at what you want on the menu.
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  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery