So the next time you’re short of food and cash, check out Miami's top five dishes under $5.
5. Jamaican Patties at Patty Place ($1.75)
Authentic Jamaican patties are hard to come by, but Patty Place’s golden pastries near Miami Gardens have been a favorite among locals for the past 18 years. Featuring light and flaky pastry with more than enough substance to hold their contents, these warm Jamaican patties are made with a variety of fillings to satisfy vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Although the traditional beef patty remains a hit, try the chicken patty, well-seasoned with curry but not obtrusively so, or the veggie patty, stuffed with a sautéed vegetable medley. For less than $2 each, you can try more than one.
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3. Tropicale Hot Dog at Dogma Grill ($4.75)
Quite frankly, Dogma Grill has the hottest dogs in town. This corner eatery on Biscayne Boulevard features a standout menu of fancy frank fixes, hamburgers, specialty sandwiches, and more. With its cheeky tagline, “A Frank Philosophy,” Dogma takes your study of meat to all-new heights with the Tropicale, a Colombian-style dog smothered in Thousand Island dressing, melted Swiss cheese, grilled bacon, sweet pineapple chunks, and crushed potato chips. You really get a bang for your beef with this $4.75 dog.
2. Frita a Caballo at El Mago de las Fritas ($2.67)
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1. Tacos at Pancho Taco ($1 on Tuesdays)
Perfect for happy hour with co-workers or late-night bites after drinking and dancing, the tacos at Pancho Taco are something you can sink your teeth into. And best of all, they're served from a food truck out back at Wood Tavern. These flavorful soft tacos feature slow-cooked meats such as marinated carnitas and chicken, cilantro, onions, guacamole, and extra spices. But don’t just go on a Tuesday; these Mexican street-style eats are worthy of any occasion, any mood, and every wallet.
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