El Palacio de los Jugos

5721 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33144
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El Palacio de los Jugos

Photo by Zachary Fagenson


  • Mon - Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted

The name translates to "the Juice Palace." And this place is exactly that — one of the best spots for fresh, natural juices. But it is also so much more. El Palacio de los Jugos is an open-air restaurant with three main areas: a juice bar, a sandwich counter, and a large hot-food section that offers kick-ass Cuban food as individual meals or by the pound. Prices tend to be low, even for seafood dishes such as lobster. By far the most popular dish here is lechón asado, served with congri and yuca or maduros. Pescado de aguja, with yellow rice, is also extremely popular, as is pollo asado, with yellow rice and boniato (fried sweet potato). There are some trade-offs depending upon your perspective: El Palacio is always jam-packed, and it's usually packed with everyone from young couples to entire families toting screaming toddlers. But the food is fantastic, and the prices can't be beat. Insider tip: This is, in fact, the best place in Miami to work remotely. Most locations offer free Wi-Fi, and you can book breakfast, lunch, or early-dinner meetings here and stay strung out on Cuban coffee and chicharrones between them all.

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