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“Delicious fritas and friendly service”

El Mago de las Fritas
Ranked #11 of 4,369 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: 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 !
Reviewed January 31, 2012

what a find! We were looking for someplace inexpensive to eat in Little Havana and checked this place out after reading a review. Wow, am I glad we did. It's a little hole in the wall that we normally would have driven right by and we were the only customers (we went at a very early off-peak time) and we don't speak Spanish - but it was the highlight of our trip! Delicious Cuban burgers and we capped off our meal with homemade flan. Spent a lot of time talking with El Mago himself; what a friendly guy and he's been working the grill for at least 25 years - granted we didn't speak the same language but we were able to get by and he and the woman working the counter (his wife, perhaps?) were incredibly friendly. Definitely would return!

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

President Obama ate here. Cuban hamburgers just delicious and flan that melts in your mouth for dessert. I had this on my list, was not sure about location but I'm so glad we stopped. We went back twice on our trip. Don't miss this hidden gem for a bite to eat.

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Reviewed June 20, 2011

A true taste of Cuba in Miami....This is a must stop and taste if you are in the Miami area...From the world famous Frita's to the awesome Cuban soup called Ajiaco only served on Saturdays....A lot of love gets put into the food served here, and it shows in the taste..Even the fried potato stings that top your Frita are fresh and hand cut every day..Hopefully while your there you will have the opprotunity to see "El Mago" creating some of his magic right before your eyes...And better yetget a taste of old school Miami at it's best......

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Reviewed May 20, 2011

Simply the best casual miami stop great food outstanding prices

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