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13 Iconic Miami Dishes Available for Takeout and Delivery

All the Miami favorites can still be found

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Throughout the country cities like Miami have suspended dining room service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, with takeout and delivery the new reality for many restaurants. But that doesn’t mean Miamians still can’t get their favorite iconic dishes like Cuban sandwiches, croquetas, and more. Below are 13 top-notch spots to grab a Magic City favorite plus what to get at each eatery.

As always in these times, check the social media handles and websites for details like menu items and delivery hours as they may change as these restaurants adapt to these new business models. Also, always remember to tip well and call before using a delivery platform such as Postmates or UberEats, which comes with hefty fees for consumers and restaurants.

Editor’s note: outdoor dining is still permitted for restaurants in Miami-Dade County, and for those offering outdoor seating it is noted below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cuban Sandwich: Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

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186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-4681
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What’s not to love about a Cuban sandwich? Ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles between pressed Cuban bread screams comfort food for most Miamians. Mom and pop owned Enriqueta’s Cuban sandwich rivals is one of the city’s best and insiders know to add a croqueta to their sandwich for the ultimate experience.

2. Fried Shrimp: La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

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1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 642-3322
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Fried shrimp fans flock to this family owned restaurant which has been in business for over 40 years. The golden fried shrimp is juicy and the flavor is enhanced by a squeeze of a lime wedge, and served with two sides such as yellow rice with fish and tostones. Available for takeout and outdoor dining. Cash only.

3. Stone Crabs: Joe's Stone Crab

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11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
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When stone crab seasons roll around (October 15- May 15) Joe’s Stone Crab is the place to go in Miami. Even when the famous crustacean isn’t in season, guests can still pick up its famous sides like hash browns and creamed spinach, and its popular fried chicken. Available for takeout. 

4. Cafe con Leche and Tostada: Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine

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3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-0240
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It is pretty difficult to go wrong with a cafe con leche but the pairing with the tostada cubana is what truly makes it an experience. This typical Cuban breakfast can be found in many Miami restaurants, but Versailles beats the rest with its pressed Cuban bread topped with enough butter so the outside is crunchy and the inside is soft — perfect for dipping. Available for takeout or delivery. Order here

5. Arroz con Pollo: Caja Caliente

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808 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 431-1947
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The mother and daughter duo behind this flavorful eatery serve up one mean arroz con pollo a la chorrera. The dish has become so popular that it is now served on weekends and available during the week when pre-ordered. Available for takeout or delivery. Order here.

6. Bistec Empanizado: Luis Galindo's Latin American 2

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10700 SW 24th St
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 227-7002
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Bistec empanizado is a breaded and fried palomilla steak, a very popular Cuban dish. At Luis Galindo’s Latin American 2, its portions of this dish are bigger than most and it pairs perfectly with rice and black beans and sweet plantains. Available for takeout. 

7. Pastelitos: Vicky Bakery (Multiple Locations)

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245 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 441-0611
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Pastelitos are synonymous with Miami, and Vicky’s has all the flavors one could want. Whether it is classics like guava, chesse, a combo of the two, meat, or the more unique variety like coconut, mango and cream cheese, chicken, or pizza, Vicky’s has every craving covered. Takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup are available depending on location

8. Fritas: El Rey De Las Fritas (Multiple Locations)

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9343 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 223-9944

A frita is a Cuban style burger made with a ground beef (and sometimes pork) patty cooked on a griddle with onions and crispy shoestring fries plus spiced ketchup on a fluffy Cuban bread roll. El Rey de las Fritas has been serving these up since 1976 and even has variations which include a fried egg and fried cheese. Takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup.

9. Frozen Drinks: Monty's Raw Bar

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2550 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 856-3992
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Frozen drinks are a staple at Miami bars and restaurants due to Miami’s year-round hot temperatures. At Monty’s, guests can get a variety of frozen drinks like the popular rum runner, piña colada, and Miami vice which is a combination of the two, to-go. Order sip one on its outdoor patio. 

10. Croquetas: Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery

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Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery, 3804 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 559-0111
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Dubbed the Cuban protein bar, croquetas are a Miami favorite and practically a dietary staple. While one can score croquetas pretty much all over this city, Islas Canarias is undoubtedly one of Miami’s best. Available for delivery or takeout. Order here

11. Flan: Rio Cristal

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9872 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 223-2357
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While this old school favorite is known for its palomilla steak with a mountain of fries, the flan cannot be missed. It will bring childhood memories of dear abuelita’s recipe. Available for takeout or delivery.

12. Empanadas: Sergio's (Multiple Locations)

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13550 SW 120th St
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 278-2024
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Whether as a meal or snack, empanadas are a popular food item no matter the time of day. With a variety of flavors from traditional meat, chicken, and ham and cheese, to innovative ones such as vaca frita and carne with maduros, Sergio’s a plethora to choose from. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating is available.

13. Milkshakes: Robert Is Here Fruit Stand

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19200 SW 344th St
Homestead, FL 33034
(305) 246-1592
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Fresh is always best and that’s why fans of Robert is Here drive to The Redlands for milkshakes also known as batidos. Enjoy a variety of up to three seasonal flavors in each shake including banana, passion fruit, guava, coconut, mango, strawberry, and mamey. Available for takeout. 

1. Cuban Sandwich: Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

What’s not to love about a Cuban sandwich? Ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles between pressed Cuban bread screams comfort food for most Miamians. Mom and pop owned Enriqueta’s Cuban sandwich rivals is one of the city’s best and insiders know to add a croqueta to their sandwich for the ultimate experience.

186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137

2. Fried Shrimp: La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

1952 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

Fried shrimp fans flock to this family owned restaurant which has been in business for over 40 years. The golden fried shrimp is juicy and the flavor is enhanced by a squeeze of a lime wedge, and served with two sides such as yellow rice with fish and tostones. Available for takeout and outdoor dining. Cash only.

1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

3. Stone Crabs: Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When stone crab seasons roll around (October 15- May 15) Joe’s Stone Crab is the place to go in Miami. Even when the famous crustacean isn’t in season, guests can still pick up its famous sides like hash browns and creamed spinach, and its popular fried chicken. Available for takeout. 

11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Cafe con Leche and Tostada: Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine

3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

It is pretty difficult to go wrong with a cafe con leche but the pairing with the tostada cubana is what truly makes it an experience. This typical Cuban breakfast can be found in many Miami restaurants, but Versailles beats the rest with its pressed Cuban bread topped with enough butter so the outside is crunchy and the inside is soft — perfect for dipping. Available for takeout or delivery. Order here

3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

5. Arroz con Pollo: Caja Caliente

808 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

The mother and daughter duo behind this flavorful eatery serve up one mean arroz con pollo a la chorrera. The dish has become so popular that it is now served on weekends and available during the week when pre-ordered. Available for takeout or delivery. Order here.

808 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

6. Bistec Empanizado: Luis Galindo's Latin American 2

10700 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165

Bistec empanizado is a breaded and fried palomilla steak, a very popular Cuban dish. At Luis Galindo’s Latin American 2, its portions of this dish are bigger than most and it pairs perfectly with rice and black beans and sweet plantains. Available for takeout. 

10700 SW 24th St
Miami, FL 33165

7. Pastelitos: Vicky Bakery (Multiple Locations)

245 University Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Pastelitos are synonymous with Miami, and Vicky’s has all the flavors one could want. Whether it is classics like guava, chesse, a combo of the two, meat, or the more unique variety like coconut, mango and cream cheese, chicken, or pizza, Vicky’s has every craving covered. Takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup are available depending on location

245 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33134

8. Fritas: El Rey De Las Fritas (Multiple Locations)

9343 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165

A frita is a Cuban style burger made with a ground beef (and sometimes pork) patty cooked on a griddle with onions and crispy shoestring fries plus spiced ketchup on a fluffy Cuban bread roll. El Rey de las Fritas has been serving these up since 1976 and even has variations which include a fried egg and fried cheese. Takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup.

9343 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165

9. Frozen Drinks: Monty's Raw Bar

2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133

Frozen drinks are a staple at Miami bars and restaurants due to Miami’s year-round hot temperatures. At Monty’s, guests can get a variety of frozen drinks like the popular rum runner, piña colada, and Miami vice which is a combination of the two, to-go. Order sip one on its outdoor patio. 

2550 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133

10. Croquetas: Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery

Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery, 3804 SW 137th Ave, Miami, FL 33175

Dubbed the Cuban protein bar, croquetas are a Miami favorite and practically a dietary staple. While one can score croquetas pretty much all over this city, Islas Canarias is undoubtedly one of Miami’s best. Available for delivery or takeout. Order here

Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery, 3804 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175

11. Flan: Rio Cristal

9872 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165

While this old school favorite is known for its palomilla steak with a mountain of fries, the flan cannot be missed. It will bring childhood memories of dear abuelita’s recipe. Available for takeout or delivery.

9872 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165

12. Empanadas: Sergio's (Multiple Locations)

13550 SW 120th St, Miami, FL 33186

Whether as a meal or snack, empanadas are a popular food item no matter the time of day. With a variety of flavors from traditional meat, chicken, and ham and cheese, to innovative ones such as vaca frita and carne with maduros, Sergio’s a plethora to choose from. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating is available.

13550 SW 120th St
Miami, FL 33186

13. Milkshakes: Robert Is Here Fruit Stand

19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034

Fresh is always best and that’s why fans of Robert is Here drive to The Redlands for milkshakes also known as batidos. Enjoy a variety of up to three seasonal flavors in each shake including banana, passion fruit, guava, coconut, mango, strawberry, and mamey. Available for takeout. 

19200 SW 344th St
Homestead, FL 33034

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