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La Fresa Francesa

59 W. Third St.
Hialeah, FL 33010
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  • Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wheelchair accessible, Beer and wine, Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted

Beyond its croquetas and fritas, Hialeah isn’t lauded for culinary excellence. So you could almost hear the collective gasp when La Fresa Francesa opened near a canal that slices diagonally along the city’s southern edge. Inside, washed-out farm chairs seem to dance around doily-lined bistro tables to the intoxicating French crooning often reserved for tourists at Montmartre. The aptly named “Un Cubano in Paris” is a good place to start. A pork shoulder is soaked in milk and rubbed with garlic and paprika before a four-hour braise in white wine. Silky shreds of the meat are piled onto fluffy Sullivan Street Bakery rolls. Pickled red onions strike the eye with their brilliant magenta before hitting the palate paired with Dijon mustard’s piquant snap. It’s risky in this part of town to serve shredded pork with anything other than chopped onion, crisp skin, and mojo, but the couple behind La Fresa Francesa — Sandy Sanchez and Benoit Rablat — say the opportunity to set up shop in Hialeah was too good to pass up. Saturdays and Sundays, they offer brunch a brunch menu that features creations like bananas flambé French toast on medianoche bread, and soft-baked eggs with truffle butter and cheese. New Normal: Open Friday through Sunday only.

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