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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“flan” (22 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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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting this place was an amazing experience. People there were so friendly and as we did not know most of the food names meaning, the waitress kindly explained these to us... and the food was really delicious! Thank you!

Thank Helena Kerstina T
Reviewed yesterday

Not a 5 star restaurant for decor and ambiance,but for amazing authentic cuban food, friendly service and cheap eats, this is your place. This is a family run business with the freshest food in west Miami. They have wine and craft beer also. Must try...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kept hearing about it and not being Cuban, I didn't know what to think. Once tasted those little jewels with cheese, I got hooked. Every trip I make from NJ to Miami, which is monthly, I have to hit the joint. My favorite place in...More

1  Thank Manny G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit concerned it would be all dead animals, but there is actually a lovely vegetarian option for the Frita. I would never have thought about putting tiny french fries on top of a burger, vegetarian or otherwise, but it actually works really...More

1  Thank LWSALB
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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.

1  Thank Colby I
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank cmedina2113
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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.

1  Thank Noobmode
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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!!

1  Thank XiomaraA511
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...More

1  Thank Jannette C
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!!

1  Thank 410malw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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 !