Miami has plenty of late-night places to eat. From North Miami to Calle Ocho, the Magic City has you covered with pizza, sandwiches, tacos, and even ramen.
But what about the suburbs? Stretching approximately 30 miles from Doral to Homestead and 15 miles from Krome Avenue to U.S. 1, the sprawling grid of homes and palm trees shaped roughly like an inverted pyramid is a lot of territory to cover for a taco. If you're unwilling or unable to make that journey, there's hope. Here are eight late-night restaurants in Miami suburbs open after midnight.
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1. Hurricane Grill & Wings. This beach-themed chain is known for burgers, steaks, and salads ($11 to $30). Then there are the wings — bone-in and boneless — as well as chicken tenders. If that doesn't strike your fancy, there's Yuengling beer-battered fish and chips, Hurricane ribs, and key lime pie. You can grab a late-night beer too. 15500 Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-383-5601; hurricanewings.com. Open until 2 a.m.
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2. El Meson de la Cava. Find Dominican cuisine after midnight at El Meson de la Cava. Menu items include appetizers such as platomixto (shrimp and calamari, $12.95) and empanadas ($2.50). The restaurant, tucked inside a strip mall, also serves entrées that include pastas like pechugarellena con camarones en salsa or stuffed chicken breast with shrimp in pink sauce ($12.95) and paella el meson ($15.95). 13804 SW 56th St., Miami; 305-387-8866. Open until 2 a.m.
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3. Miami Subs Grill. Stop by this local chain known for its variety of menu items and sub sandwiches. Cold subs include assorted deli meats, tuna, ham, and vegetarian ($3.59 to $5.89). Hot subs include meatball, chicken fillet, and hot Italian ($3.89 to $5.89). Also available are cheesesteak sandwiches ($4.09 to $6.29) and baklava (99 cents). 14001 Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-386-3636; mymiamigrill.com. Open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
4. El Pasapoga. At this 24-hour Cuban oasis in the heart of West Kendall, grab a Helena Ruth sandwich, three croquetas, and a café con leche for less than $12. The menu includes an array of breakfast plates, all for under $11. It's also a convenient after-hours place to grab fresh produce, cigarettes, and beer. 15725 Sunset Dr., Miami; 305-382-4848. Open 24 hours.
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5. Los Verdes Country Walk. A Colombian restaurant with a huge menu and delivery, Los Verdes serves everything from cachapas and parrilla salads to burgers and shish kebabs. Many items come topped with a quail egg, which you can buy separately as well ($3.55 for five). This is also the place to find pollomaicitos ($7.15), pork belly arepas ($4.99), and a bag of deditos ($4.99). 15455 SW 137th Ave., Miami; 305-235-9516; losverdes.com. Open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday, and 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
6. Rey's Pizza. At this local chain known as a low-key place to grab a Cuban pizza, pies range from $14 to $20. Pizza isn't the only thing served here. There's also plenty of pasta, including plates of spaghetti ($6 to $7) and sandwiches. 13732 SW 152nd St., Miami; 305-232-5550. Open 24 hours.
7. Chang's Chinese Restaurant. Craving Chinese and Cantonese fare late at night in Kendall? Aside from egg rolls and won ton soup, you'll find moo goo gai pan ($9.50) and beef chow mein ($10.95), among other items. Chang's also delivers. 2404 SW 107th Ave., Miami; 305-221-8104. Open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
8. La Carreta. Head to this Miami institution for a taste of all things Cuban. Get generous plates of boliche, or Cuban-style pot roast ($10.95); vaca frita ($10.95); bowls of ajiaco ($6.50); a slice of double-yolk flan ($3.75); a cafecito; and much more. 8650 Bird Rd., Miami; 305-553-8383; lacarreta.com. Open until 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.