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Where to Find Miami’s Best Croquetas, Mapped

November 13, 2018

Whoever coined the phrase, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” has obviously never eaten a croqueta. A favorite of many Miamians, the typically breaded and fried béchamel dish is a staple in the Magic City. With so many options from traditional to the not-so-traditional available, here’s a list of some of the best options organized in geographical order from north to south.

1. Dos Croquetas

7340 NW 35th St
Miami, FL 33122
(305) 912-3672

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The average serving of croquetas is two, although it’s easy to devour many more. While the traditional ham is available, Dos Croquetas specializes in not-so-traditional flavors like spicy buffalo, street corn, cheddar burger, and the sweeter Fruity Pebbles, and Oreo. Enjoy them with several dipping sauces like the verde, chili lime crema, and condensed milk.

2. Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-4681

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Feel at home at this Cuban restaurant because that’s exactly what it is — a house. The business is on the first floor and features ham, chicken, sausage, bacon, codfish, and ham and cheese croquetas. For a heartier appetite, indulge with the Cuban sandwich preparado made with ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, mayo, and two croquetas on pressed Cuban bread.

3. Doce Provisions

541 SW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 452-0161

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This Little Havana spot boasts Wynwood vibes is just north of Calle Ocho. Get the chorizo croquetas, which are served over a mustard sauce and topped with queso fresco. Enjoy them on the outside patio or opt for the cooler indoors.

4. Sanguich De Miami

2057 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 539-0969

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Stop by and grab a croqueta made with dehydrated pork skin and mixed in escabeche spice mix and an old fashioned batido. Another option is the fuller croqueta preparada sandwich made with two croquetas, Spiced City ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on pressed Cuban bread. Either choice is a win.

5. Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine

3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-0240

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Make a quick stop at Versailles’ ventanita for a croqueta and a cafecito. The varieties available are ham, chicken, and cheese. Munch on any of them while enjoying the political — and sometimes gossipy — chitchat amongst the patrons.

6. La Carreta

3632 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-7501

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Abuela style food is what La Carreta is known for. Since its start in Miami on Calle Ocho in 1976, this Cuban owned establishment has been serving croquetas to patrons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Favorites include the traditional flavors of ham, chicken, and codfish, as well as the yuca croqueta stuffed with picadillo.

7. Sergio’s Restaurant

3252 SW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 529-0047

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Having recently celebrated the sale of more than 20 million croquetas, Sergio’s is certainly a popular destination for this dish. Feast on ham, chorizo, chicken, and codfish varieties with saltine crackers and a lime wedge — or even Tabasco for a little kick.

8. Bulla Gastrobar

2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 441-0107

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The Spanish tapas style restaurant serves up round sized Serrano ham croquetas which are complimented with a fig jelly for dipping. The combination is available at both locations in Coral Gables and Doral.

9. Gilbert’s Bakery on Bird

5777 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 668-0366

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The family owned and operated bakery has been a Miami staple for decades. Many can enjoy croquetas at Gilbert’s including vegetarians and vegans. The assortment of flavors include ham, chicken, cheese, chorizo, codfish, asparagus, spinach, romesco, jalapeño, piquillo, creme brûlée, and the vegan friendly carne.

10. Party Cake Bakery

10809 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 223-4466

What began as a modest 1,300-square-foot bakery on Miller Drive in 1993 has multiplied with five locations throughout South Florida. Croqueta lovers can enjoy the classic flavors of ham, chicken, and cheese plus the house favorite, croquetas de la casa. 

11. Delicias de España II

7384 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 266-5529

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While every country has a take on croquetas, the Spanish ones are among the top. Taste the flavors of Spain with Delicias de España’s mix of ham and chorizo or codfish aka bacalao.

12. Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery

3804 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 559-0111

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The debate over who serves the best croquetas in town always includes this classic Cuban eatery. Enjoy ham, chicken, fish, and the vegetarian favorite, cheese croquetas. Islas Canarias’ croquetas are also available at nearby Finka Table & Tap and Amelia’s 1931, owned by the family’s granddaughter, Eileen Andrade.

13. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar

11510 SW 147th Ave
Miami, FL 33196
(305) 408-8386

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Fancy a bougie appetizer? Croquetas get the upscale treatment at the vineyard influenced Chef Adrianne’s in West Kendall. The crispy panko crusted, goat cheese balls are served on a bed of prosciutto with fig jam and swirls of balsamic.

14. Pinecrest Bakery – Pinecrest

12101 S Dixie Hwy
Pinecrest, FL 33156
(786) 732-2269

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With thirteen locations throughout South Florida, croqueta lovers can get that fix from North Miami to Homestead. Stop by any location and enjoy ham, chicken, codfish, cheese, and spinach for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack.

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