What do President Obama and Guy Fieri have in common? They have both tried (and given a hearty thumbs up to) this famous frita. Ortelio Cardenas (El Mago) serves a ground-beef patty on a Cuban roll and piles it with shoestring fries, which are sliced so thin, they clump together and become a crunchy potato hash when fried.
First off, let’s make clear that this list isn’t about eating cheap in Miami for the sake of saving a few bucks. Yeah, everything on this list is under $10. But this list also includes many of our favorite things to eat in Miami. It includes classics that you just need to try if you live in or visit this city. We’ve also got some newcomers doing things that are entirely novel. Just to start, there are a few of the best sandwiches in Miami that, despite their reasonable price, would quite literally rival any sandwich anywhere. For under 10 bucks. Sure, yes, we write sometimes about tasting menus that’ll cost you a mortgage payment or Michelin-worthy restaurants in Miami with celebrity chefs where even the tip would cost more than every single thing on this list—combined. Those are special experiences no doubt, but dollar for dollar? These Miami cheap eats aren’t just inexpensive—they’re quite simply some of the best things you’ll eat.
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