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El Rey de las Fritas

9343 Bird Rd.
Miami, FL 33165
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  • Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • $
  • Beer/Wine
  • Lot available
  • Not Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
If you still haven't checked out this hole in the wall, you are seriously missing out. Renowned among those in the know, this Cuban fast-food joint makes some of the best sandwiches, milkshakes, and fresh juices in the entire county. Not only is the food great and the service excellent, but the prices are ridiculously low. So low it's hard to imagine how the owners turn a profit — until you sit there for a few hours and notice a nonstop flow of customers. El Rey De Las Fritas has built street-cred primarily for its burgers and shakes, although it also serves potajes (thick stews) and nonsandwich plates. The titular sandwich is the best thing in town. A frita is basically the Cuban version of a hamburger — the patty is made from a mixture of ground beef and chorizo that is topped with onions and potato sticks and served on a Cuban roll. There are other great sandwiches, though, especially the pan con bistec and the croqueta preparada, which consists of ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, and ham croquettes stuffed between two slices of Cuban bread. There is nary a better lunch to be had in Miami.

Read our full review of El Rey De Las Fritas.

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