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Top Ten Foods Miami Does Better Than Everywhere Else

Categories: Best of Miami

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This.
Step aside, every other city in America -- especially you, Tampa.

Miami does a lot of foods better than you.

Sure, you can give us shit about a few things. Like Celia said, our English is not very good-looking. Weird things happen here. We make the news for all the wrong reasons. And we really don't know how to drive.

But guess what? We rock at the Colombian hot dog. We sell ceviche on every corner. We serve our hamburgers on Cuban bread and stuff them with deep-fried julienned potatoes. So drop the freaking 'tude. You only wish you had ten things as awesome as these.

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Fact: Batido > milkshake.
10. Batido de Mamey at Los Pinareños Frutería
All other milkshakes, relinquish your crown. This zenith of fruit epitomizes Miami in a cup. It's a glorious beverage -- one that's whirled around in a rickety blender, served in a condensing Styrofoam cup, and sipped at an alfresco frutería called Los Pinareños in Calle Ocho. So ensconce yourself on a wooden stool and order un batidito de mamey. Watch the owner, Junior, mix fresh Homestead fruit with whole milk and clumps of white sugar. Sneer at friends who favor Shake Shack's frozen custard. Savor the sweet nectar of triumph.

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La Sandwicherie via Facebook
No other dressing will ever do.
9. French Vinaigrette at La Sandwicherie
If this French vinaigrette ($9) were a meme, it'd be Miley Cyrus mid-twerk. If this sauce were a moment in history, it'd be Madonna and Britney Spears smooching onstage. Because this yellow-tinged liquid isn't just delicious. It can make you love raw onions. It can help you finish a croissant sandwich loaded with pâté and Brie. This French vinaigrette will make you do things you never thought you'd do. Like watch the VMAs again.

French vinaigrette wins.

Location Info

My Ceviche

235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Los Pinareos Fruteria

1334 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

La Sandwicherie

229 14th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Papo Llega y Pon

2928 NW 17th Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Nemesis Urban Bistro

1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Mago De Las Fritas

5828 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tinta y Cafe

268 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Moon Restaurant

144 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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36 comments
Lu De Medeiros
Lu De Medeiros

Inga Gerstenberg, adding some spice in your tour ;-)

Camille Winns
Camille Winns

Supermoon Perro @ La Moon... During my visit in May, my friend & I ate there twice. Delicious!!! Will definitely try it again :-)

Mark Erdman
Mark Erdman

I would love Art Basel to become "Miami fort Basel" and be its own municipality and maybe replace Fort Lauderdale, or at least Hollyweird. Great thinking, New Times

foaswag
foaswag

The gator looks and sounds delicious. Aside from that, whats the big deal? There's a Cuban/Latin joint on every corner in Miami. I'm quite sure that every neighborhood has it's favorite too. Tell us something we don't know.


Frank Castle
Frank Castle

first of all....that list sucks, its loaded with cuban crap, the only good thing on that list is the 'colombian hot dogs' and do not ever compare miami vs new york with hot dogs, ny is the capitol of hot dogs plus ny came out with the colombian hot dogs first. Your move....Emily Codik

Raul Mas Jr.
Raul Mas Jr.

Your lists are meaningless and often corrupted.

Nestor E Amador
Nestor E Amador

Great Cuban coffee.....without a grain of coffee from Cuba

Chileplease
Chileplease

Only a person who knows next to nothing about Latin food would select El Mago over El Rey and trendy La Moon over more authentic (and more popular among actual Colombians) Los Mega Perros. You've written about Latin food several times, including 'top' whatever choices, and you get it wrong 85% of the time. Stick to what you know, please, for the sake of your readers -- you're good at covering other types of restaurants, but you just don't know Latin food, so leave it the writers that do, PLEASE. You wouldn't know how an authentic, perfectly prepared carne con papas or fricase de pollo would taste, would you? Leave the opinion to those that do. I'm sick and tired of seeing your pathetically incorrect assessments of our food. It's horrible. 


Flo Richer
Flo Richer

This is not food... unless you are a trash!

Maysol Losada
Maysol Losada

Nope Colombian hot dogs r better in Colombia!

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

the real problem is these special places are typically "here today and gone tomorrow" with no sustainable strategy against seasonality, increasing rents, business interruptions due to mother nature and the quest of a fickle tourist industry where "the next new thing" is marketed and promoted over established operators

compared to NYC, which has an immense tourist industry, the UN on a daily basis has thousands of foreign professions from ambassadors on down from EVERY member nation in the WORLD - so no specialty is passed over - ever - with hunts point market providing fresh produce daily from all corners of the world - MIAMI just cannot compete on that basis

Waltercito1947
Waltercito1947

@Nestor E Amador Then lift the fucking blockade.


emilycodik
emilycodik

@Chileplease Amigo, yo soy mas latina que un cubo de caldo.

Waltercito1947
Waltercito1947

@Willie's Bicycles Ah, yes...Cuban bread...flour and LARD...I even order mine on Italian or French whenever I can.

falvarado10
falvarado10 writer

At least it's not white trash like you

lola7
lola7

@frankd4 i could not have said it more eloquently  

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