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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fritas” (102 reviews)
“flan” (26 reviews)
“cuban burger” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Aloka P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Mercy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Scott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what a frita is. At El Mago, it's heaven on a bun. They prepare the burger meat like chorizo and top it with delicious shoestring fries on a Cuban bun. You can also have it with a number of other toppings like...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This was our first stop after getting off the plane and it was just what we needed, a great introduction to Miami's Cuban food! The Fritas were really tasty, I especially liked the crispy potato sticks - we only got a single, but for a...More

Thank displacedandrew
Reviewed 8 April 2018

First having a Frita. From Canada but had a few days in Miami with my mom. We went here based on the reviews, and I love finding the “hole in the wall” places with fantastic food at a great price it this place did not...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We flew into Miami yesterday, picked up our rental car, and headed directly to El Mago for our favorite fritas in the world. We travel to Miami about once per year and always stop at El Mago immediately after arriving. As usual, I ordered two...More

Thank Skeeter013
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Looked into places to eat while in Miami during my recent USA trip. This place popped up as a good budget place to go, and as I had never tried Cuban food before, I convinced my cousin to go. The place is the typical side...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 April 2018

You have to go here if you come from or go to the airport. Just locals and some tourist who search for great places. Yes, Obama was here and afterward, we all know why. Sandwich and Fritas are great, amazing meat quality and the homemade...More

1  Thank Petru C
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Unassuming, cozy, warm and welcoming authentic Cuban eatery. Their menu is focused with a variety of what they feature. We tried the traditional fritas, bacalao con boniato and coffee. The fritas is simple, which makes it amazing. The only comment is if you are hungry,...More

Thank Deborah K
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 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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