Miami Lunch/Wishlist: Pollo Tropical & A Media Noche
Spent the weekend in my hometown of Miami, and had two lunches which are now going to be added to the Midtown Lunch wishlist. First up, Pollo Tropical:
This Florida fast food institution is not as great as it once was, but if given the choice between a whopper combo and a quarter chicken combo with rice, beans, and plantains, I think it’s pretty obvious what I’m going to choose. It can’t hold a candle to most of the latin food here in Midtown, so we don’t really *need* a Pollo Tropical, but it still holds a special place in my heart… (I’ve seen the sign for one off of the freeway in Jersey when you come out of the Lincoln Tunnel. Anybody ever been?)
And yesterday, we had the lesser known, sweet bastard son of the Cuban Sandwich. Check it out after the jump…
A Media Noche. We could definitely use one of these in Midtown. Pretty much the same ingredients as a regular Cuban sandwich (ham, pork, cheese, pickles, mayo & mustard), but with a sweet egg bread instead of the typical french style cuban bread. For some reason, this place didn’t press the sandwich- but it was still good. (Los Dos Palmas, 12992 SW 89th Ave.) A fried of my mom’s said this place was the best in South Miami, and super authentic. Next time I’m going to Calle Ocho.
Click here to see the rest of the photos from my trip (including a fry-tastic dinner at the newly nominated ”James Beard American Classic” Jumbo’s in Liberty City).