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The story about us

Ortelio and Eva Cardenas have been making the classic «Cuban Frita» since the 1950’s in Cuba where Ortelio Cardenas was coined as «El Mago» when making fritas.

With the rise of the Cuban Revolution, the Cardenas family moved to Miami, FL bringing their tradition with them, thus, opening El Mago de las Fritas in 1984.

What is a Cuban Frita? A Cuban Frita is a unique interpretation of a hamburger with ground beef and chorizo blend patty with cooked & raw onions topped with potato wisps, all sandwiched between Cuban bread.

El Mago de las Fritas has its doors open in Miami to locals and tourists alike for over 35 years. Cardenas is now accompanied by his daughter, Martha Cardenas in operating this beloved hidden gem nestled in 8th street.

While the classic Cuban Frita is their specialty, the family has created various modern & innovative variations of the frita along with unique hot dogs, bowls & more! With their core based in family, the Cardenas’ treat every customer like a member of their own family.

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Address: 5828 SW 8th St, West Miami, FL 33144
Phone Number: (305) 266-8486



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