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El Mago de las Fritas

5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036
+1 305-266-8486
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fritas” (105 reviews)
“flan” (27 reviews)
“cuban burger” (9 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I have been eating at El Mago de las Fritas for twenty plus years. The food is great and the service is excellent. You have to have a frita - a Cuban hamburger with grilled onions and crispy potatoes. Mago's are the...More

Thank MTandMTMT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, if you’re looking for a fantastic Cuban Frita, this is the place! Walk in the door and you are greeted with “welcome home”. You are truly treated as though you are family. Take whatever suggestions you’re offered, it is all fantastic. The Fundido was...More

1  Thank annsmith123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this on trip advisor and glad we did. Very close to UM, so we were weary of finding parking, but we found a parking lot behind the restaurant and just walked around. Great friendly and helpful waitress who spoke English very well. We...More

1  Thank Janie624
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I come here when I’m working in Miami - or when I bring out of town guests here to sample the Cuban fritas. Great service and very accommodating to Anglos. Clearly, this is not a place to woo your socialite friends but it’s a great...More

2  Thank Remi423
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I loved this place! The Frita Cubana (Cuban hamburger) with egg was one of the best burgers I have ever had! I also had my first plantains here as well as cuban coffee, both of which was delicious. All in all this place may have...More

1  Thank Josh O
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Idk how I even came across this place, but wow the sandwiches are great! Really big, reasonably priced, and the fries are really sinfully good haha. Just do it, it's worth it, you won't regret it. Snag an Instapark lot and roam around after, cool...More

1  Thank MalayaHingham
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fast and friendly service. Options for the gluten free/carb conscious folk. Definitely the tastiest, most juiciest Frita. The double a Caballo is tasty, but I'm going to have to go triple next time. The burger patties aren't big, so don't hesitate on supersizing because you...More

1  Thank Puma R
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my family. Good food and fast service. Friendly staff. It's a busy place. Was full during lunch time on a weekday. Was surprised. Recommend for a quick tasty Cuban meal.

1  Thank Aloka P
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

For years this place has been here! Never fails to serve the best Cuban hamburgers, we call fritas! A great way to taste something authentically Cuban. Don't forget dessert afterwards...dulce de leche! Yummy!

1  Thank Mercy A
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Just go here.....don’t think about going....just do it. I had found this on Trip Advisor - good food at a good price was the theme. This was absolutely spot on. My wife, three sons, and I went for dinner while on vacation in Miami. I...More

3  Thank Scott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-266-8486
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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 !
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