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El Rey De Las Fritas

#102 of 3,445 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Little Havana
Latin, Diner, Cuban
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1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-3417
+1 305-541-8949
08:00 - 22:30
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you miss a home cooked meal, this is the place to be. The service was not so great but the food was excellent.

Thank BeachBella2015
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to have a great Cuban food you must visit this restaurant. The original Frits is awesome. Prices $ very reasonable.

Thank rdebora31
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a comfort knowing that I can introduce nearly anyone to Fritas- a Cuban hamburger, if you well- and it'll likely go over well. This little diner-ish place has entrenched itself in my heart to the point that whenever I visit my hometown. For goodness sakes, it's attached to an old bowling alley (Bird Bowl- worth it as well) You... More 

Thank JulianD2584
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple diner featuring mouth-watering fritas, a Cuban style beef burger patty with special condiments topped on a fresh bun with a mountain of Julien fries. Friendly service, fast food class restaurant.

Thank babalubj
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for the place where Cubans eat, this is the place. It's local, it's authentic, it's good. Try the Cubano sandwich.

Thank ErnestJutte
Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This Place was awesome I loved the food my bf had the frita and I had the "media noche sandwich" and since they were so tasty we had to share the food its just awesome and very big portions. Affordable prices and the location is just great on calle ocho the famous cuban neighborhood they also serve breakfast which are... More 

Thank Grisel G
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After being starving in Miami, and not really knowing where to go, we stumbled upon this little place. Not knowing what a Frita was, we took a chance-they ended up being quite delicious, I ordered mine with bacon and cheese. Which was a good choice. Boyfriend ordered a Cuban and said it was good. Cute little fast food Cuban joint.

Thank Srq_Gurl89
Naples, Florida
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to try El Rey because of its great reviews. My husband and I and our three kids each ordered original fritas and they were awesome! We also had beef soup that was hearty and flavorful and a Cuban sandwich. I would love to return to this restaurant but we wont because of the service. Fifteen minutes to order... More 

Thank Kate J
Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A late lunch on a Thursday. My wife and I shared two dishes: Especial de Churrasco (skirt steak) and Frita Doble (a double frita). Both dishes were very good. I don't normally like beans, but the rice and beans with the skirt steak were really quite good. The fried sweet plantains were very tasty! The frita was tasty and we... More 

Thank Technopall
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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779 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've had Fritas at other places and they are not even close to the deliciousness of the Fritas at El Rey. I have not tried the other locations because I like eating in Little Havana when I'm in town. I sat at the counter and the service was excellent too.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Diner, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-3417
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighbourhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: +1 305-541-8949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?