Try arguing with a local Miamian that pastelitos are just sugary Cuban pastries whose consumption should be limited to once or twice a week. You’ll lose.
These flakey, turnover like creations, made with layers of puff pastry are usually filled with a sweet guava filling, cheese, pineapple or coconut (yet, savory variations are popular as well) and are a staple at a South Florida breakfast, but are equally delicious no matter the time of day.
While this dish can be found all over the city, Cuban bakeries tend to make them the best, so we can agree that there are two things Cuban bakeries in Miami excel at: 1. Being exuberant. 2. Feeding you. We rounded up nine pastelitos in the city, listed in alphabetical order, that all have a shot at being the best.
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Add it to the comments, and we’ll check it out.Read More