Miami isn't one of the cheapest cities in the U.S., but you can find a variety of budget-friendly options when it comes to food. From burgers to tacos to sushi and poke bowls, Miami's food scene is pretty diverse – there's something for everyone! This article will discuss dining out in Miami on a budget and look at some cheap eats that will satisfy your taste buds.
1. Versailles Restaurant
Versailles Restaurant is a famous Cuban cuisine restaurant where people come to try plantain plates, cortaditos, and Cuban sandwiches. It is a staple Cuban cuisine destination for both locals and visitors.
A cute mug of sweet but strong coffee at Versailles costs only $1.85, whereas the enormous Cuban sandwich pressed with sweet ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard costs only $6.50. Versailles Restaurant will help you make your way through Little Havana on a small budget.
2. La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market
For 40 years, La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market has been enjoying a lot of fame for its pan-con-minuta sandwiches. These sandwiches are made in signature soft white rolls stuffed with hunks of snapper, breaded shrimp, and lobster – just for $8.
The joint is hailed by locals as well as visitors for having the absolute best shrimp in Miami. After you’ve devoured their signature sandwich, grab a plate of key lime pie or flan for a mere $4.25. La Camaronera is a place where they do not sacrifice flavor for cost.
3. Chicken Kitchen
As the name suggests, Chicken Kitchen is all about chicken. With multiple locations across Miami, the restaurant provides a quick, healthy, and easy solution to hunger while helping you stay on your budget.
Nearly everyone that visits Chicken Kitchen tries the Original Chop-Chop (grilled chicken in mustard curry topped over a rice platter) that hardly costs $5. Even if you buy something else off the menu, it will be challenging for you to spend more than $10 per person. Make your way to one of Miami's most-loved chicken joints and enjoy chicken and rice whenever you are on a budget!
4. La Sandwicherie
La Sandwicherie is famous for its flavorful French-inspired sandwiches made with croissants and baguettes. The restaurant has been successfully operating in South Beach since 1988. The bountiful sandwiches from La Sandwicherie are piled high with lettuce, tomato, green and hot peppers, black olives, onions, cucumbers, and cornichons.
You can choose between various protein options like roast beef, chicken salad, smoked salmon, pate, French salami, brie, and more. All sandwiches are dressed with a secret ingredient: a special house-made Dijon vinaigrette that will make you crave more! Almost every item on the menu at La Sandwicherie is under $10.
5. Coyo Taco
Last up on our list is Coyo Taco, a famous and affordable Mexican food joint in Miami with locations in Wynwood and Brickell. With Coyo Taco, dining out in Miami on a budget has never been easier!
Known for its top-notch Mexican street food and premium tequila bar, the restaurant serves delicious and inexpensive meals such as slow-roasted pork shoulder tacos with achiote and habanero pickled onions, burritos, salad bowls, and churros.
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