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An Icon of Miami simple food, the Cuban Frita is the Cuban interpretation of a hamburger. Casual Family friendly environment that wants to make you part of our family. Welcome Home !
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

Enjoying a Cuban burger at El Mago de las Fritas is an experience which I highly recommend! The burger patty is uniquely delicious. I ordered the Fritas with the fried egg in a bowl which was perfect because I am sensitive to gluten. One of...us has a dairy allergy and the servers made sure there was no cheese on the burger. We finished with Cuban espresso and flan. Martha hung out with us at our table and shared a wonderful story about how her father came up with the spicy sauce (which I loved) for his customers! It was truly a memorable experience!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2021

We had flown into Miami for our first visit and wanted to sample authentic Cuban food from the get go. Found this little diner/ counter restaurant by great fortune. The food was delicious and the service was beyond impeccable. The owner's adult daughter reached out...to us and shared her story and that of her 80s father and original founder of the restaurant. After she made sure we were well taken care of us, she offered for us to call her with any needs during our stay in her hometown. What a breath of fresh air in this world. She was truly caring and the food was spectacular. Thank you so much. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021 via mobile

Must visit. Wonderful people and amazing food! Got the traditional and loved it. Such a friendly vibe.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

The service was fantastic and the food was just as good. The staff were all friendly and helpful with the menu. We will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 21, 2021 via mobile

Delicious stop for Cuban food. Loved it! Don’t leave without a mango shake and some flan! The service was the best we’ve had yet Miami. The daughter of the restaurant owner took great care to explain the menu to and help us choose things that...our kids would like. Wonderful experience all around.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 12, 2020

Was in Miami today and naturally wanted Cuban Food. Looked at the usual options but noticed the nice reviews for El Mago. It is small, very friendly and absolutely delicious. Not a huge menu, which to me is a plus as they know what they...do well. And boy do they know what they are doing. We drove 20 minutes out of our way but would drive an hour or two for their wonderful food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Awesome lunch and great service. We stopped for lunch after reading the reviews and it was the best sandwich and fries ever. The lady who served us was so welcoming and helpful. It is a simple place but fantastic food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

The three of us really enjoyed our meal here. Very tasty Cuban fast food. Probably the sweetest staff of any restaurant we have visited in years. They genuinely appreciate your business. Support your local restaurants the best you can in these times. The chains come...and go, but places like this are an institution, and they back it up with great food.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 8, 2020

I found this place in a "best burgers around the USA" kind of a list ad figured I would give it a shot now that some places are opening up after Covid-19. All staff wore masks and there were hand sanitizer bottles spread out on...the counter for customers and staff to use. I ordered the original Frita and was surprised. The burger paddy is NOT chorizo but it taste like it. It is spicy but not too much for my taste. It was moist but not fatty. I also got a side order of fries. I left there full but without feeling nauseous as I sometimes do after eating a burger. The Frita was a good size and not greasy. Will come back and try more from their menuMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

We always research places to eat before traveling. If it wasn’t for the high rating & good reviews i would have missed this restaurant completely.The decor is outdated and simple but the food is fantastic. The place is a little small but comfortable. Without doubt...a stop worth your time. Friendly, warm and helpful staff. Be prepared for long wait for food- about 45 min but everything is made from scratch and fresh. Definitely worth being patient!!! Their Cuban coffee is one of the best I have ever had. It goes without saying that we will be back when visiting Miami..More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from janeeh2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am so late to reply but I’m not well versed in nut allergies. I would ask the staff at the restaurant. Several of them speak fluent English.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Mago de las Fritas

  • Yes, El Mago de las Fritas offers takeout services.

  • Yes, El Mago de las Fritas offers delivery services.

  • El Mago de las Fritas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4