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El Rey De Las Fritas

#130 of 3,363 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Little Havana
Latin, Diner, Cuban
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1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-3417
+1 305-541-8949
08:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always the first stop straight from the airport before the hotel. Gotta start the trip out right with a frita and batido de mamey. Simply exquisite!!!

Thank Hugo Z
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely LOVE the Fritas! They are one of a kind and I had dreamed about eating them again for over 13 years and they were just as delicious as I recalled from my childhood! The staff is friendly and service is fast!

Thank Chicana92
Doral, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hole in the wall in a very old strip mall. It's extremely casual with swivel stools around a wavy counter. Don't expect anything fancy here except some tasty authentic Cuban food. I go here when wanting an authentic Cuban frita. El Rey makes then consistently delicious and authentic don't go anywhere else for a Frita!

Thank Gladys H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A little hole in the wall in Little Havana Miami. Serves great authentic Cuban food with homemade shakes and authentic service. Would defiantly return here any day if the week as I am from Boston and we do not have anything like this. Do not pay the $60 at some high end Cuban restaurant while you could pay $20 for... More 

1 Thank Nick G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My favorite lunch spot. Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Grilled onions lettuce tomato and those Yummy potato sticks Everything on the menu is great. You have to try

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love everything about this place, you feel so welcome once you step in that door. You are being greeted by a very friendly server. I have been coming to this place for years now, I now have my 10 years old hooked to the Famous Fritas and so are my friends. We personally love the Frita with cheese no... More 

Thank Miriam J
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great Fritas. A little hard to find the place but was a fun drive through 8th street looking. If you're looking for a traditional Cuban Frita I would reccomend it. Spend some time walking 8th street while you're there. Go for lunch, not dinner.

Thank dboro004
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When you are in little Havana, you have to try their cuisine... This rest was top in trip advisor It's not fine dining, its "around the corner type" restaurant. Service was very lazy. I guess lady had to finish her shift so she was not bothered we were there. We ordered Filetillo de Pollo (Sauted chicken strips) filet de Pescado... More 

1 Thank sanju_222323
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to this restaurant and were not disappointed. We ordered the Frita and would order it again. Really liked the neighborhood feel of the restaurant as well. Put this on your list of places to eat in Little Havana in Miami.

Thank TnDRussell
Queens, NY
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

No frills restaurant but very clean. Family recommended the frita (Cuban hamburger), they were off the hook, best I ever had.

Thank MikeWoodside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Diner, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-3417
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighbourhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: +1 305-541-8949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?