Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami

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2004/08/16 22:20:28 (permalink)

Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami

El Crucero, 7050 SW Eighth St, Miami, 305-262-1966.
The quintessential roadfood restaurant, one of the most unforgettable, right up there with Eddie's Restaurant in New Orleans and Tadich Grill in San Francisco.
Eat Cuban food dirt-cheap outdoors at a table with Sangria on the side of the railroad tracks in Old Havana - sweet ownership, great food, atmosphere - total Roodfood experience!
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    BT
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    RE: Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami 2004/08/17 00:00:18 (permalink)
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    El Crucero, 7050 SW Eighth St, Miami, 305-262-1966.
    The quintessential roadfood restaurant, one of the most unforgettable, right up there with Eddie's Restaurant in New Orleans and Tadich Grill in San Francisco.
    Eat Cuban food dirt-cheap outdoors at a table with Sangria on the side of the railroad tracks in Old Havana - sweet ownership, great food, atmosphere - total Roodfood experience!



    I don't want to spoil this image, but if El Crucero is "dirt cheap", "outdoors" and "a total Roadfood experience", it shouldn't be compared to Tadich. Tadich is far from cheap, about as urban and "inside" as it gets and, IMHO, no longer what it may once have been as a "Roadfood experience". What it does remain, if you want a pricey lunch, is a glimpse of what dining out in San Francisco may have been like 100 years or so ago. For that experience, I'd still recommend it, but for little else.

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    RE: Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami 2004/08/17 11:13:26 (permalink)
    Tadich is remarkable for it's high prices, mediocre food, and jaw-droppingly lousy service. The worst restaurant experience I've ever had, and that includes my lunch at Casa Juanita when a roach ran across my nachos.
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    RE: Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami 2004/08/17 18:47:07 (permalink)
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    Tadich is remarkable for it's high prices, mediocre food, and jaw-droppingly lousy service. The worst restaurant experience I've ever had, and that includes my lunch at Casa Juanita when a roach ran across my nachos.


    Bet you didn't look like a successful stockbroker or power-pol. Either of those personas might have got you marginally better service, but otherwise we agree.

    How come I can't get a roach to run across my food? That ought to get you replacement nachos and the rest of the meal free.
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    RE: Quintessential Roadfood experience in Miami 2004/08/18 12:01:02 (permalink)
    Hey, you never ate at Casa Juanita. They should have had some "Golden Roach" award with our names on a plaque or something.
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