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El Rey De Las Fritas

#113 of 3,425 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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Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Place was awesome I loved the food my bf had the frita and I had the "media noche sandwich" and since they were so tasty we had to share the food its just awesome and very big portions. Affordable prices and the location is just great on calle ocho the famous cuban neighborhood they also serve breakfast which are... More 

Thank Grisel G
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After being starving in Miami, and not really knowing where to go, we stumbled upon this little place. Not knowing what a Frita was, we took a chance-they ended up being quite delicious, I ordered mine with bacon and cheese. Which was a good choice. Boyfriend ordered a Cuban and said it was good. Cute little fast food Cuban joint.

Thank Srq_Gurl89
Naples, Florida
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to try El Rey because of its great reviews. My husband and I and our three kids each ordered original fritas and they were awesome! We also had beef soup that was hearty and flavorful and a Cuban sandwich. I would love to return to this restaurant but we wont because of the service. Fifteen minutes to order... More 

Thank Kate J
Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A late lunch on a Thursday. My wife and I shared two dishes: Especial de Churrasco (skirt steak) and Frita Doble (a double frita). Both dishes were very good. I don't normally like beans, but the rice and beans with the skirt steak were really quite good. The fried sweet plantains were very tasty! The frita was tasty and we... More 

Thank Technopall
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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748 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've had Fritas at other places and they are not even close to the deliciousness of the Fritas at El Rey. I have not tried the other locations because I like eating in Little Havana when I'm in town. I sat at the counter and the service was excellent too.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love to go and get original "fritas". The service is great and the food cheap. This is great for a quick bite but don't expect anything fancy.

Thank dmontenegro
Cambridge, MN
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I'm not as big of a fan of the fritas, would like to try some of the other foods on the menu that are not as fried.

Thank Nathan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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!

1 Thank Chicana92
Doral, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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?