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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“flan” (24 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting to visit this place for a long time. Loved it! Sat at the counter and ordered the frita with croquetas on a Cuban bread hamburger bun. The frita has the most delicious fried shoestring potatoes topping that provides a crunchy flavor explosion....More

Thank Teri D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went from VA Hospital for late bfst. Very welcoming staff. They greeted us saying welcome home. Cuban Coffee was excellent. Croquettes had a good flavor but missing on texture. Fritas were tasty but the patty could have used maybe a couple more ounces. Pan de...More

Thank Vaneelee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reserve 5 stars for special situations, el mago is such a place. Staff immediately greets you when you walk in. English or Spanish not an issue. Staff will walk you through the menu and make suggestions. Nothing they recommended was wrong. Had to try...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I discovered this place when looking for a quick, on the run bite, and it has become a favorite. The fritas are fantastic, as is the steak sandwich. You must not miss the Espuma De Cafe shake, which is a pure espresso coffee delight, whipped...More

Thank Aworkingmommy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I rarely give 5-star ratings and only give them when the overall experience totally exceeds my expectations. This was absolutely the case during my family's two lunches at El Mago during a recent trip to Miami. The staff were great during both of our visits....More

Thank Skeeter013
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent! The Fritas were yummy but the best thing we had was the garbanzo beans! You must get them. They were unreal!! Also the owners and wait staff were very friendly and helpful. They gave us many other recommendations of things to...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch here. The food was delicious and service was the friendliest we've had in Miami! Would definitely recommend!

Thank LauraaAnn
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We popped by this restaurant as it was close to where we were staying and from the outside it looks a little undistinguished. Once inside, we were given a warm welcome and tables were quickly rearranged to cater for our party of seven. The staff...More

Thank wydiuty
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the tamal and fritas Al Caballo. Staff was great, and I spent a few minutes talking with the owner. Family operated for 3 decades

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing for two reasons: the food and the service. The ladies at El Mago really take care of you from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave full. We had the Traditional Frita and the Frita Caballo...More

Thank Tuty19
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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 !
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