El Mago de las Fritas

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Details
5828 SW 8th St (btwn SW 58th & SW 59th Ave.)
West Miami, FL 33144
(305) 266-8486
Cuban
$
Hours
Mon–Sat: 9:00 AM–8:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • This cultural landmark opened in 1984. Host of Travel Channels Burger Land, George Motz, enjoys a frita which is a Cuban hamburger at El Mago de las Fritas.
  • Make sure you try the "Frita A Caballo". A frita topped with a fried egg!
  • Best fritas in Miami. Hands down. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Try the chicharrones
  • Try the Mamey Fruit Shake - Legendary!!
  • Try the Frita Cubano w/ cheese
  • Make sure to check out all the cool items framed on the wall. Notice the Pres is drinking a Materva--elixir of the gods!
  • Try the croqueta preparada. It is the best thing you'll ever eat in your life!
  • Do yourself a favor. Get any of the Frita variations (they're all great) and a batido de Mamey. If you fancy a pan con bistec then indulge yourself. Chicharrones on Saturdays. Thank me later!!
  • At El Mago de las Fritas, the polemic Cuban hamburger is $3.50, both delicious and affordable.
  • Frita Con Queso A Caballo. Dale, Que Tu Puedes. El Mago Is The Best And Most Consistent Frita In Town.
  • When you go to this Gem, you have to let Martha and Barry tell you the story of how this place came to be. Loved every minute I was there and every piece of food I ate! Frita, chicharones, ajiaco, etc
  • Everything rocked. Burger, iron beer (cream soda), and flan. Seriously, don't overlook the flan
  • Frita is the best sandwich in Miami!!!
  • The white clad cook, who closely guards his recipes, fries up an angry vat of chicharrones for the lucky few each week.
  • Maria's cortadito to close out your lunch is THE absolute troof. It's made with leche evaporada and a whole lotta love.
  • Check out El Mago de las Fritas as seen on Burger Land
  • MUST HAVE: Pan con bistec. Fritas are by far the best in Miami - & probably Cuba for that matter, have it with a fried egg on top. El Mago and his daughter Martica will always make at home, ask Obama!
  • Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Frita Traditional, Pan con Bistec, or Magos Flan
  • George Motz recommended as part of USA Today article.