Croquetas. They’re deep-fried, delicious and the city’s best is often up for debate. While you’re visiting Miami don’t think for second we’ll send you in the direction of mediocrity. Here are the best spots to indulge in this famous Miami finger food.
Islas Canaries Bakery
3804 SW 137th Ave.
West Dade, FL 33175
A bustling bakery, don’t be surprised to wait a little while to get a table. But trust us, it’s worth it. Because with its 85 cent melt-in-your-mouth ham croquetas, you’ll be glad you did.
3252 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145
A charming and colorful atmosphere, Sergio’s serves up its award-winning homemade croquetas with your choice of ham, chicken or cod. And with its reasonable prices, go ahead and order the flan while you’re at it.
1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Smaller than traditional Cuban croquetas, the balls of fried bliss from the popular tapas joint Pubbelly prove that good things come in small packages. They surely won’t fill you up so we also recommend the Short Rib and Corn Dumplings, Pork Belly Confit and Spiced Milk Tempura to round out your dinner.
Bread + Butter
2230 Salzedo St.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
This trendy Coral Gables “gastrocounter” offers a new take on classic Cuban cooking. Rather than serving a typical ham croqueta, flavors of cheese and pickle are infused creating a taste of Miami’s beloved Cubano. Naturally, these croquetas are served then with a dipping side of mustard aioli.