El Palacio De Los Jugos (The Palace of Juices)
They have an extensive Menu and also sell a number of fresh tropical fruits such as Mangos, Guava, Papaya and Rambutans.
Almost too numerous to mention, here are some of the things they were serving that day.
baked salmon and Chicken Milanese,
assorted roasted meats,
sauteed shrimp and breaded beef,
Whew, and that's not all of it!
They have a very good selection of Cuban Sandwiches
in addition to a large selection of really, really good juices.
Kiwifruit, Watermelon, Mango, Guava, Mamey and Guarapo, or Sugarcane Juice were some of the standouts. One would expect nothing less from a palace of juices.
My dining companion (DC) and I would have liked to sample everything, but that was not possible. Here are the things we tried.
Paella, not bad but had better,
and a Media Noche Cuban sandwich with a side of Cuban Expresso. I've had many imposters, but the sandwich was the real deal and was delicious.
and fresh coconut water
helped wash all this food down. The vendor selling coconuts had them chilled in a refrigerator and upon order, hacked a portal into it with a machete and provided straws. Almost De Rigueur for an authentic Cuban restaurant.
As an after thought, a bag of Chicheron, or fried pork skins was ordered.
These were great. I had not had these since living in Central America. Swimming in grease and crunchy. That's why they're called the Cracklins. True Triple Bypass dining.
After all this food a walk was in order. My DC and I decided to checkout Fairchild Gardens. This is one of the best tropical botanical gardens in the world. It comprises 83 acres, and has been open to the public since 1938. I did not go there with a blog post in mind and do not have a cohesive set of photographs to post here.
Probably the standout to me was the Wish Peace exhibit by Yoko Ono.
You take a paper tag, write your wish on it and tie it on a vine.
I wished for someone I missed very much that day.
The food at El Palacios De Los Jugos is great and dirt cheap. Their sandwiches and juices are fantastic, and I would go back without a second thought. Although having 7 locations presently in greater Miami, here is where DC and I went.
That's that for the 100th post on forks.
EL Palacios De Los Jugos
5721 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33144