7 things you must taste when in Miami

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When in Miami, do as the Miamians do – and that means trying these 7 defining flavors of the 305 at least once in your life. 

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1. Cuban Coffee

Affectionately referred to as cafecito, this stuff is the world’s version of FDA-approved kryptonite. To us Miamians, it’s as necessary (sometimes more so) than water. 

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2. Croquetas

Whether you go for ham, chicken or fish, these little monsters never fail to satisfy our universal craving for warm, fried and delicious. 

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3. A Mojito

The unofficial official drink of Miami (aside from cuban coffee), no trip to Miami is complete without drinking down a tall, ice cold mojito. We suggest following the first one up with a second. 

For a guide to finding Miamii’s best mojitos, visit here

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4. Jugofresh

Born of the pressed juice craze that swept Miami not too long ago, Jugofresh has managed to outlive the trend, becoming a staple of many Miamians’ hangover cure routine. 

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5. Groovy’s Pizza

The one on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, right next to Icon nightclub. At 4 a.m. when you stumble out of the club groggy and hit hard with a bad case of the munchies, Groovy’s giant pizza  slices are heavensent. 

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6. Pastelitos

Preferably of the meat, cheese or guava variety and ordered while standing at the window of a bodega. Made with plenty of sugar and carbs, pastelitos and cafecitos are the Miamian’s breakfast of champions. 

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7. Locally-brewed beer

Head to Wynwood’s ‘brewery row’ and check out a variety of local brews from breweries like Concrete Beach, Wynwood Brewing Company, J. Wakefield Brewing and more. 

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