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“Great traditional Cuban Frita burgers”

El Mago de las Fritas
Ranked #12 of 4,936 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$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 15 January 2019

Lovely family owned restaurant that is known for traditional cuban burgers with fritos chips.

Staff members happily chat away with you as if they have known you forever. They also speak English.

This is a place to go when in Miami!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 95satuh
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We where in Miami for a cruise. We wanted to try real authentic Cuban food. This place was the bomb. Great papaya shake. Great Cuban soda. Great Food. And great customer service. We are white people from the Midwest and the owners daughter and staff treated us like long lost cousins. I would highly recommend and tourist to try this wonderful family run business.

Kevin & paige

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank F4791CVkevins
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I was expecting a flavor full sandwhich and was quite disappointed. The prices for the quality of the food were expensive.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Great family place. Friendly staff. Home made fresh food prepared to order. Simple but good menu. Try the Pan con Bistec or the Fritas

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank wernolabound
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

It is not really a hamburger, but it looks like one... and it has a very special taste. In Miami, with a big population of Cuban families, they are very popular. They are usually prepared with very thin potato chips, and onion. Yes, EL MAGO DE LAS FRITAS is the best place to try one of this hamburgers. By the way, President Barack Obama, when he visited Mimi, he had a "frita cubana" with the MAGO... and elderly man that have been preparing them for many years. I highly recommend you to try it... and mail your evaluation to trip advisor.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Frank C
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