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FoulShotz Nov 2, 2009 08:40 AM

I'm going to be in Miami for a couple of days - are there any signature or must-have cheap eats that I should have while I'm there (under 20 dollars a person) both including restaurants and other food stands or carts or anything? Any location within the city, or nearby outside (I will have access to a car) is fine (I will probably be in the Fort Lauderdale area at least briefly visiting relatives).

Happy to be referred to any quintessential cheap eats threads Florida hounds may know that I may have missed as well. Thanks.

  1. netmover Nov 2, 2009 02:26 PM

    Atlakatl - Salvadorean Sopa de Caracol Fridays Miami
    El Rey de las Fritas - Cuban Frita aka Burger Miami
    Sonny's - Philly Steak Hoagies Hollywood
    La Sandwicherie - French Hoagies/Salads/Pate South Beach
    Joe's Stone Crab Takeaway - Grouper Sandwich/Daily Special South Beach
    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Pie and Wings Gold Coast
    Verdaddy's - Fish Tacos Miami
    Lorenzo's - Itlalian Cafeteria North Miami
    Jaguar - Ceviche Nuevo Calamari/Shrimp Coconut Grove
    Buena Vista Bistro - French Braised Grouper

    Bon apettito!

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    La Sandwicherie
    229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Joe's Stone Crab
    11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Buena Vista Bistro
    4582 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

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    1. re: netmover
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      drew5720 Nov 3, 2009 04:33 AM

      Fish tacos at Verdaddy's are terrible...nor would they even remotely qualify as "signature" or "must-have." Plus, why would a New Yorker go to Hollywood, Fla for a Philly Steak sandwich.

      1. re: drew5720
        netmover Nov 4, 2009 06:08 PM

        I love posts like yours that bash other people's but bring nothing (zip-zero) to the table... Bravo 2 U drew. Maybe you can offer up something positive next go round?

    2. Frodnesor Nov 2, 2009 01:48 PM

      - pan con lechon or cuban sandwich at Enriquetas - 29th St. & 2nd Ave. - under $5
      - 1/2 fried chicken at Joe's Stone Crab (South Beach) - $5.95
      - tacos from Orale taco truck - NW 27th Ave., north of Dolphin Expressway - ~$2 each
      - oyako don at Hiro's Yakko San (North Miami Beach) - $6 (but there's much more you'll want to have there).
      - salmon teriyaki or beef curry stew at Japanese Market (79th St. Causeway) - $4.95
      - almost all of the menu at Red Light, but don't miss the New Orleans style BBQ shrimp (Biscayne Blvd. / 77th St.) - under $20.
      - garbanzos fritos or callos (tripe stew) at Copas y Tapas in Coral Gables - under $10.
      - parrillada at Las Vacas Gordas (Miami Beach, 71st St.) - $24, but really enough food for 2 to split.
      - chivito sandwich at El Rey de Chivito (Miami Beach, Collins Ave. near 71st St.) - $9 but coma-inducing.

      Here's a budget dining thread though it's nearly a year old ->
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/475605
      And a search for "cheap Miami" sorted by relevance turns up some good threads ->
      http://search.chow.com/search?query=cheap+miami&advanced=1&from_date=1+year+ago&type=Topic&sort_mode=relevance&from_date_select=1+year+ago&search_boardgroup_id=5&search_board_id=10&user_name=&post_title=

      How's that for a start?

      www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

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