Got the Late-Night Munchies? Brickell Does, With New Colombian/Venezuelan Fast-Food Restaurant

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Jackie Sayet
The Super Munchies Burger ($6.95) includes lettuce, onion, tomato, ham, egg, cheese, bacon, ketchup, pink sauce, herbs, pineapple sauce, and Munchies special sauce.
The Brickell neighborhood now has another reason to pig out on tasty burgers and dogs with a Latin twist: The Munchies at Brickell.

Down the street from Colombian restaurant La Moon, which has held a monopoly on this cuisine on SW Eighth Street, the Munchies opened Saturday night. It offers a menu of flavor-packed, special-sauce-doused (five, to be exact), and ingredient-stacked Venezuelan and Colombian fast-food favorites.  

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Jackie Sayet
Owners Jorge De Piña Jr. and Carlos Lopez have a beer and wine license and offer table service. What might be best about the Munchies is its fun, fast-food feel, complete with a cute brand mascot (a redheaded cartoon boy yet to be named). The restaurant operates from a small counter-only space, with seating available at Chicken Grill next door. (There is a business relationship as well.)

Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. includes smoothies, shakes, and healthful muffins. From 11 to 2 a.m., the menu shifts to "Munchies Dinner and Late Night Munchies" such as Munchies Steak and Cheese Sandwich (special bread, steak, cheese, Munchies Herb or Munchies Spicy sauce; $8.95) and Munchies Pincho Mixto (chicken, beef, pepper, and onions served with arepas or baked potato with Munchies Herb sauce; $7.75). There are also  "Signature Late Night Munchies" such as salchipapas (sausage with French fries; $4.75) and arepa con chorizo (pancake with sausage; $5.75.) Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the restaurant shifts into late-night mode; it's open until 6 a.m., with delivery available at all times.

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Jackie Sayet
Owners Carlos Lopez (left) and Jorge De Piña Jr.
In January, weekly events will include karaoke nights, speed dating, Sunday NFL playoff games, winetastings, cigar nights, and -- yes, that's right -- Brickell's first hookah bar, on the patio. Follow the restaurant on Facebook and Twitter.

The Munchies at Brickell
305-200-3873
250 SW Eighth St.
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