Miami's Cuban Frita

George travels to Miami to sample 4 burgers with various Latin influences. He tries 2 classic Cuban fritas -- known for being covered in thinly-sliced, fried potatoes -- before he tastes a beef and chorizo ...

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Bayfront Park

Aside from being a meeting place for food trucks, this 32-acre park on Biscayne Bay hosts Miami’s biggest events including the Ultra Music Festival and the city’s New Year’s Eve bash.

301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

 
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El Mago de las Fritas

This cultural landmark opened in 1984 when the brother-in-law of the owner of El Rey de las Fritas split off to start his own business, with his own unique recipe for the classic Cuban frita.

5828 SW 8th St
West Miami, FL 33144

 
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El Rey de las Fritas

Open since the 1960s, this restaurant is where the first Cuban frita -- topped with thinly-sliced, fried potatoes -- was served in America.

1821 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

 
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Latin Burger and Taco

This food truck’s Latin Macho burger consists of 2 patties made with chorizo as well as beef. Reminiscent of Cuban street vendors called “friteros,” the truck’s whereabouts can be discovered via their Twitter handle: @LatinBurger.

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Miami International Airport

The largest US gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean, MIA is the central hub for southern Florida and is the busiest airport in the entire state.

2100 NW 42nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126

 
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Pincho Factory

Don’t miss this restaurant’s Nicaraguan-inspired Toston Burger -- a burger served not on a bun, but on 2 large fried plantains – or their chocolate-covered fries.

9860 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165

 
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Ramon Puig Guayaberas

Ramon Puig Guayaberas brought traditional Latin formal wear to the US in the 1970s.

24 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130

 

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