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Morro Castle

Map & Directions 2500 NW 7th St.
Miami, FL 33125
  • Cuban
  • Sun 10pm-2am, Mon-Thu 9pm-0am, Fri-Sat 9pm-1am
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


Miami New Times' Description

This place looks like an ugly, unwanted stepsister of El Rey de las Fritas, but it has been serving some of the best Cuban fast food in Miami for more than 50 years. People still flock to the iconic restaurant, which to this day provides car service. You read correctly - you can park your car, place your order, and a server will bring your food on a metal tray that clips onto your car door. If you decide to get out of your car and forgo its air conditioning, there are about a dozen outdoor Formica booths that haven't been renovated since they were installed more than half a century ago. But people don't visit Morro Castle for its chic décor; they visit for its cheap, good, and fast food. The menu offers all kinds of Cuban sandwiches ($2.63 to $6.41), including pan con lechon and pan con papa rellena, plus thick, frothy batidos ($2.63) in flavors such as mamey and fruta bomba. There is also an incredible flan de leche ($2.35) and quite possibly the best churros ($1.40) in Miami, if not the world. Morro Castle attracts all kinds of characters: little abuelitos, entire families, and Coral Gables executives. If you take issue with people speaking loudly in Spanish, stay away. Also, the servers aren't there to make you feel good - the food is.

Member Reviews

  • VJ PLATINO wrote a review for Morro Castle
    on 06/28/10

    El mejor de Hialeah

  • miaminewtimesbestof wrote a review for Morro Castle
    on 05/06/09

    Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night hankering for a good Cuban sandwich, one with tender ham and pork, melted Swiss cheese, crisp dill pickles, tangy mustard, and crunchy-soft Cuban bread? It's a horrible dilemma for two reasons: First, odds are you don't have the grill and fixings to make one. And second, most Cuban restaurants close by 8 p.m. But Morro Castle in... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Lourdes F. on 07/26/11

    The best Churros!

  • Gables Maven on 03/31/11

    The fritas are unique. Unlike other fritas in Miami. The "papitas" are homemade and having amazing texture. Shakes are good - mamey ftmfw. Remember how they use to serve you @ your car?

  • Miguel R. on 03/03/14

    I prefer the Hialeah one but if you are close by then go here instead of driving to the Hialeah one

  • Olaniyan M. on 01/26/14

    Great churros, cooked fresh.

  • Olaniyan M. on 01/21/14

    Amazing churros

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