Some say it's the best fritanga (Nicaraguan cafeteria) in Miami, others are just stoked that Nicaraguan joints keep reproducing. Either way, visitors to Fritanga Montelimar will come away with the taste of Nicaragua on their tongue. Plates of traditional cuisine come cheap. Stuff yourself with carne asada, maduros, gallo pinto (rice and beans) and ropa vieja for $10. Once featured on Bizarre Foods, even Andrew Zimmern raved about their Indio Viejo (corn and pork stew). So unwrap those plastic utensils and get to grubbing.
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Nicaraguan cooking is best summarized thusly: "This is good. Let's make it great." Consider, for example, empanadas de maduro -- cheese-filled sweet-plantain patties, which sound nice but aren't good enough in their simplest form. S...