TOP BUDGET DINING IN FLA
Here's a few of MY favorites...would love to hear a few of yours FLA! I'm looking for places that the main dishes are under 10 bux.
1. Enriquetas - Cuban Miami
2. S&S Diner - American Miami
3. Dona Raquels - Mexican Pompano
4. Luis Galindo's Latin America - Cuban Miami
5. Sonny's Steak Hogies - Phillys Hollywood
6. El Rey de las Fritas - Cuburgers Miami
7. Chipotle - Burritos NMB
8. Lorenzo's Cafeteria - Italian NMB
9. Joe's Takeaway - Fish Sammies SOBE
10. Sushi Deli - Sushi NBV
Honorable mention: I'll reserve this for later posts...
I am digging up this post as aa sign of the times! Hopefully the FLA will come thru...
Savoured a Sonny's Famous Steak Hogie today and truthfully doubt you can find anything better for +/- 5 bux north of the FLA Strait. Friggin' Fenomenal! Go for the Iceberg Gorgonzola salad too for 3.15 if you are really a big spender.
Chow down on Cheap Eats FLA...
El Nuevo Siglo (Calle Ocho and 13th Avenue) - Cuban Food
La Esquina Nica (Flager and 16th Avenue) - Nicaraguan Food
Mi Rinconcito Mexicano (Calle Ocho and 20th Avenue) -- Best Authentic (non-gourmet) Mexican Food in Miami
Con Tutto (Calle Ocho and 13th Ct) -- brick oven uruguayan style pizza and parrilla
Actually, I think Exquisito is almost awful.. I've had a few things and I can't understand what the New Times was thinking. I haven't been there since their kitchen fire a few months ago, so perhaps things are improved. El Nuevo Siglo (to which I've been going to for years now) has by far better food -- and a far more authentic atmosphere (for those reading -- they are primarily a lunch place and the counter closes before 8 p.m.).
Oh, and El Nuevo Siglo is a great place to buy Argentine wines -- very reasonably priced and they have a nice selection -- inlcuding ones you don't see everywhere, like the Luigi Bosca D.O.C. for $19.99.
Ah, you've tried El Nuevo Siglo! I still think the food there is better than Versailles. Up until now I thought I was the only Chowhound that has eaten there!
I will have to try the other locations you mentioned. I've been to Con Tutto for the chivito, but I wasn't too impressed by it. It's just not my taste, but I'll have to go back to try their parrillas and the pizza! Also, I heard there's an Uruguayan place called Los Gauchos on 4315 NW 7th Street in Miami. It's near Patagonia Argentina, another place I want to try, on 4802 NW 7th St. Have you been to either, and is it any good? Thanks!
Oh and I'll like to add something here:
Colombian burgers at MAO. It's at 8438 SW 40th St, in Miami. I drool for them more than the Cuban fritas!
Con Tutto's problem is that it's not consistent - the parrilla can be very good or just okay -- but the price is never bad. Their plus is that all the side dishes are made fresh (i.e. REAL mashed potatoes, freshly made ensalada rusa, and even a great salad). The pizza is uruguayan style -- thick crust and rectangular shaped.
Los Gauchos is a great place to buy meat to take home - IF -- they have the imported from Uruguay meat in stock (a 3 - 4 lb packet of lomo -- read tenderloin is around $8 a lb). I was disappointed with the preparation of the food in the restaurant.- and the decor is dismal.
I go to the Colombian restaurant on.. hmm. about 10th and Calle Ocho... they have a great deep fried snapper... AND these amazing tiny corn-crusted empañadas that are served with the spicy green salsa.
Those Colombian empanadas, when done right, are sabrosisimo! A little aji goes a long way. Also, a good Pan de Bono or Pan de Queso with a nice Tinto or Chocolate makes your taste buds quiver!
I have been by that place a bazillion times, it's called Sancho something now. It had a different name a while back which always makes me a little leary quite frankly.
Doesn't anyone like Shortys? I think they have good food and great prices for what you get. The one in Davie is where i go.
Jack's Old Fashioned Hamburgers is pretty good.
Char Hut, not bad.
There's not alot i have tried unless a chain that is inexpensive here, Shooters if Moderate to Expensive.
Le Sandwicherie- salami provolone (SoBe)
Epicure Market- tunafish salad sandwich (SoBe)
Macaluso's Market- Meatball Parm (SoBe)
Charhut- best burgers (various locations)
Front Porch Cafe- breakfast bonanza (SoBe)
Pizza Rustica- SoBe locations only
I second Sonny's Steak Hogies in Hwood.