Red Restaurant in Kendall Serves "Fast Food"

Categories: Cheap Eats
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The Red Burger

When you think of fast food, you usually think of burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza, and tacos. Red in Kendall carries most of those items, but it also serves a wide array of options for all types of appetites.

The Mex is a burger topped with jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo, and cilantro sauce made in house. Then there's the Super Crazy Burger, topped with numerous sauces, lettuce, tomato, onion, ham, and cheese. And the Red Burger gets topped with Gorgonzola and bacon, plus lettuce, tomato, and onion. All burgers weigh a half-pound, cost less than $6, and come with fries.

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The Red Hot Dog

When it comes to hot dogs, the Colombian influence is obvious. Hot dogs can come topped with pink sauce (ketchup mixed with mayonnaise), pineapple sauce, picnic sticks, pico de gallo, ketchup, mayo, and/or mustard. We had the Red Dog, which came with all of the above, minus pineapple sauce. For less than $4, you get an enormous wiener and an order of fries.

We also tried some chicken pinchos as well as beef, and the meat was well-seasoned and tender. Pinchos come with a choice of two sides, fries, salad, tostones, or rice. The pinchos plates cost less than $6.

The most expensive menu item is just under $8: a churrasco steak served with fries, rice, salad, and a drink.

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The chicken arepa

One item blew us away. Red's arepas ($2.59 to $3.75) come stuffed with cheese and a choice of shredded beef, chicken, cheese, tuna, or ham 'n' cheese. The fillings were phenomenal, and the arepa itself was buttery, soft on the inside, and crisp on the outside -- simply the best we've ever had.

There are also some healthier items, such as wraps, salads, and bowls. Red Restaurant on Bird Road serves simple, tasty fast food. Try it. But beware: This hopping Kendall spot was packed during lunchtime when we sampled several menu items.

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Red Restaurant

13911 SW 42nd St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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FumingFoodieFan
FumingFoodieFan

I went and tried Red out because of your article and happened to be in the area and discovered that Red is a great place to eat at. It has fresh food cooked to perfection, the produce was so fresh, the prices are good for the customer's budget, the staff is friendly and courteous, there is free parking, and on top of all this, the food tastes so delicious. Their Tropical Hot Dog with Pineapple Sauce was the best I've ever had. The Chicken Arepas are the best! I am a foodie and usually follow your writing. Thanks for another great suggestion.

FumingFoodieFan
FumingFoodieFan

I went and tried Red out because of your article and happened to be in the area and discovered that Red is a great place to eat at. It has fresh food cooked to perfection, the produce was so fresh, the prices are good for the customer's budget, the staff is friendly and courteous, there is free parking, and on top of all this, the food tastes so delicious. Their Tropical Hot Dog with Pineapple Sauce was the best I've ever had. The Chicken Arepas are the best! I am a foodie and usually follow your writing. Thanks for another great suggestion.

arcesio636
arcesio636

Very delicious all and even a good price, but after using it you have to run three miles down the average to eliminate 10% of all those calories I do not pretend to be a troll, but we are in a country that is overweight.

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ily.goyanes
ily.goyanes topcommenter

@FumingFoodieFan Thanks for reading, FumingFoodieFan. We need to get together for coffee one of these days. ;)

ily.goyanes
ily.goyanes topcommenter

@arcesio636 Lol, it depends on what you order. Certainly, there are menu items that are high in calories (the burger with gorgonzola and bacon is ENORMOUS and pretty high in calories I'm sure) but there are also salads, wraps, and so on. 

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