el rey de las fritas / little havana – miami, fl

Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    I actually thought Fritas was like the female version of a Frito. So I read the post title as King of the Female Corn Chip. I do not know why.

    I was shaking my head about the saltines being served with those croquettes. Sounds so dry and makes no sense. I want to try that Cuban coffee shot. Are those shots sweetened at all or was it straight up black coffee?

    That Cuban was the flattest sandwich ever. I usually love flat, crispy panini type sammies but that one looked a bit sad 🙁

    The beach photo of you 3 was awesome. Loved the breezy ocean background !

    • mary says:

      hahah. Okay, King of the Female Corn Chip sounds so funny! Yeah, I’ve no idea why they served the croquettes with saltines. Didn’t make sense to me.

      You can get the shots with milk or sweetened but we just had the straight black coffee. Hard core. I’d maybe want it with milk next time. A teeny bit of sugar. But I still liked it black.

      The Cuban sandwich was sad. Too flat. Too cracker like. Boo.

  2. Oh I totally want to try the Cuban coffee too. I love coffee too much. I’ve been cutting back, but too hard to stay away cold turkey.

    I love Cuban Sandwiches! Too bad the ones you had weren’t great. Have you seen that “Chef” movie? I haven’t watched it yet, but I hear everyone leaves the theater craving a Cubano. I think I am going to go straight to a Cuban place after I watch it or maybe sneak in the sandwich (just kidding).

    • mary says:

      Hi Miss Kim – YES, I saw the “Chef” movie and I totally loved it! It made me really hungry while watching the movie but it was really excellent. Good story, good heart and lots of food porn. 🙂 We had much better Cuban sandwiches in Tampa – maybe I just had it at the wrong place in Miami. Oh well. Definitely have a snack or something before you go see Chef so you’re not starving… haha.

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