El Rey de las Fritas (Miami & Hialeah)
***** El Rey de las Fritas, 1821 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33130 (305) 858-4223…421 W. 29th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33012 (305) 863-0880…9343 SW 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33165 (305) 223-9944…13720 SW 88th Street, Miami, Florida 33186 (305) 387-5656.
El Rey de las Fritas is a Cuban diner. There are currently 4 South Florida locations. There is counter-only seating. The joints are open Monday-Saturday 8am-10:30pm.
The literal English translation of El Rey de las Fritas is something like “The King of the Cuban Hamburgers.” Keep in mind that I got a “D” in High School Spanish.
Anyway…El Rey de las Fritas makes a hamburger that has to be one of the most delicious burgers that I have ever eaten. The burger is real thin… grilled… covered in onions and a sauce which tastes like a mixture of ketchup-mayo-paprika… the burger is then covered in a mound of shoe-string french fries and placed on a nice soft-hamburger bun. I am telling you, it is incredible.
In addition to the burgers, this joint has all kinds of amazing stuff, like a hoagie-style sliced steak sandwich (pan con bistec) which gives the burger a run for its money…there are tamales, Cuban sandwiches, fresh fruit shakes, hot dogs…trust me, you won’t go home hungry.
This is a joint that you have to check-out. By the way, El Rey’s prices are no more expensive than your favorite fast food joint.