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El Palacio de los Jugos

5721 W. Flagler St. (NW 57th St.) Send to Phone
305-264-4557 | Menu
More like an outdoor village street market than a restaurant, this starvation-budget "palace" serves authentic Cuban home cooking.
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El Palacio de los Jugos Restaurant Review

: When Poli Bermudez opened the "Palace of Juices" in 1973, it really was just a small fruit stand. Then Bermudez started cooking and selling the country Cuban classics she'd learned from her mother. Today El Palacio is a sprawling indoor/outdoor collection of prepared food stalls plus market stands---each under independent management (by various Bermudez family members), but all owned by Poli and her son, Rey Jr. All dishes from all stalls are still Poli's recipes, and you'll often find her, now in her seventies, behind the central counter and still cooking. Wander from stall to stall amassing your meal. Don't miss chicharrones (crisp skin, succulent fat and juicy meat) or lechon asado (roast pork) carved from a whole suckling pig before your eyes. Must-have sides include caramelized maduros (sweet ripe fried plantains); tostones (savory fried unripe plantains, often hard nubs but here crunchy on the outside and soft inside); and freshly made mariquitas (plantain chips).

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