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El Mago de las Fritas

#22 of 3,447 Restaurants in Miami
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5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036
+1 305-266-8486
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09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have never had Cuban food and decided to stop here on our way to Key West. It was a bit out of our way, but completely worth it. Some of the best food I have ever had.

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1 Thank Colby I
Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was stellar! Great service, great recommendations and most important, phenomenal food! We started with a tamal and a guaynabana shake for me, papaya shake for him. We each had the Fritas with an egg and ordered some chicharrones. We wanted to continue our Cuban food adventure with flan and a guava empanada. Start to finish 10/10. Oh, be... More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt welcome from the moment we walked in. Everyone was happy. El Mago was in the back laughing and cooking. The fritas we ordered were delicious and perfectly cooked. They offer Cuban coffee and chicharrones as we.

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1 Thank Noobmode
Menifee, California, Usa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service, and quick. Everything was delicious and fresh. Enjoyed the personal time with the staff. Awesome experience, will definitely go back on my next trip!!

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1 Thank XiomaraA511
Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Although I'm a yuma (gringa), my ex-husband was Cuban, and I learned to cook from my then mother-in-law. So I'm pretty picky about my Cuban food. You'll read all kinds of reviews about the fritas at El Mago, but my favorite sandwich is a "pan con bistec." My first bite--and last--was pure heaven. I don't know what the marinade was,... More 

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1 Thank Jannette C
Provo, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was absolutely amazing!!! Servers where wonderful and very spot on with their recommendations! We loved!!...loved everything we ate!! We highly recommend this place without any hesitation!!

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Not the largest place, especially when a group of 14 walk in. But, they did some amazing work and were able to accommodate us during a lunch rush. Greatly appreciated!! They recommended items. Spoiled our birthday celebrant. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Bryan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great flavors. Thoroughly enjoyed frita and milk shake. Everything home made. Very friendly and attentive staff.

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1 Thank Ron J
Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Behold the unadorned restaurant, located in a strip mall on historic Calle Ocho, where flavour reigns supreme. The star of the menu is the frita, a Cuban-style hamburger of ground beef and chorizo, spiced with pepper, cumin, and paprika, and garnished with fried onions and lovely matchstick potatoes. We’ve enjoyed the thing plain and topped with a fried egg, which... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you are near- you have got to go here! We had the nicest, goodest, fun lunch. The owners are super friendly. The Fritas are incredible. Doble la Cabano is superb. Steak Frita awesome. They have a special sauce that's incredible and definitely have desert flan. It is a little hole in the wall place with rich history. Don't go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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
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 !

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