There is no other gut bomb at 5am than a great sandwich from the side of the road, literally. When you are out on the town, Downtown Miami to be exact, stop in at one of my old holes and experience ultimate early morning fill up.How did I come across this place? Well, if you must know, during my stint of living in South Beach, I ran across this place. The ideal location, last street before you cross the causeway back to South Beach or looking at it the other way first street over the causeway away from the beach, made it a convenient stop. Living and working on South Beach did not necessarily equate to playing on South Beach. Metro Miami, Aventura, Kendall, let’s leave out Hialeah, Calle Ocho, Little Haiti, Culver City, and all the other unsavory locales that if you are not a local don’t venture into. Not all of Miami is a 24 hr. operation, there are few here and there, if you know where to go. After grazing, it is advisable to keep one of these places in your memory bank. Manolo y Rene was my choice.After watching the Heat vs Rockets game last week, I went back to retrieve my car from the valet to go grab a bite on South Beach. Ooops, language barrier or my trusting self, the valet was closed for the night. Luckily, I was staying at the Continental Bayside Hotel right downtown. So I walked around the block to find my old haunt. Places change and memory fade, I did not realize that Manolo y Rene Cafeteria was on the back street of the hotel. Was it memory fade or fogged memory from the time in Miami. Needless to say I was delighted.This place takes up the corner of NE 1st St. and NE 3rd Ave. The windows open towards the street. I don’t even know why they bother to have roll up doors, this place is open 24 hrs. Maybe for rain, oh Hurricanes. The counter is lined with chairs and if there are people sitting on those chairs, which there almost always is, you have to scream your order over their shoulder. The menu is large and hung behind the counter or a specials board is not the side. If in doubt ask. If you can’t speak Spanish, ask a customer to help you. Most of the people behind the counter speak broken English, but they’ll understand. The truth, you can’t go wrong with anything here, so fair none.Palomilla Steak with French Fries and Salad – Thin cut steak pounded even thinner and marinated in Cuban seasonings, grilled on a flat top to tender succulent perfection. You don’t need a fork and knife for this. Grad with one hand and rip into it like a savage.Steak Sandwich – Same palomilla steak with french fries, tomatoes, and lettuce in toasted Cuban bread. This puts any late night cravings to rest.Pasteles – Flaky Cuban pastry filled with Guava and Cheese. Fresh and delicious.The memories of long nights, though I can’t quite disclose for obvious reasons, came rushing back. This is just honest down to earth food in what can sometimes be a very pretentious city. It is sad to see some smaller excellent food “holes” get snuffed out by larger more hip and cool joints on South Beach. Here is hoping that the revitalization of Downtown Miami does not snuff out Manolo y Rene Cafeteria. Great reliable food for real people.
Doesn't even deserve one star. First parking is horrible. After waiting 30 mins the hostess comes and says our table will be ready in a few minutes …
We ordered for delivery...was told "up to one hour" hour and a half to arrive and to top it off it was COLD! Tasted Terrible. Very dissapointing.
BY: DAVEGARCIA.NET - Driving westbound on Bird Road I spotted a vintage sign that reached to the clear blue Miami sky, with flashing marquee lights that read “Frankie’s Pizza.”Some said it served one of the top-ten pizzas in Miami. Still, others boasted it was one of the top-five. But the hardcore fans claimed it to be the #1 pizza in Miami. It was delicious! A soft little square that was crunchy and tasty at the same time. How did Frankie do it? What was he secret? Regardless, I agree with many fellow Miamians – this was definitely one of the best pizzas in town if you were driving down the road and you got the munchies.
hi, my name is francisco,and just I would like tell you thank you from your support since september 2009 this is challenge everydays to keep our pizzeria #1 from our competence, we work hard everyday to have the best pizza in town at the best prices and our local delivery ARE FREE AND FASTEST.We have a huge selection plates as our famouse philly steak, calzones, stramboly,20 kinds of pastas,cold cut subs,crossants,wings,hamburgur,platos Argentinos and some latin plates as rice beans with meat or chinken with FREE GARLIC ROLLS TO TRY.This is the www.popspizzaandsubs.com
We ordered from the Steve's in Palmetto Bay and I have to say we were very disappointed. First when I called to place my order the kid was laughing and not very professional. When we went to pick it up almost every staff member was coughing and sneezing. When we got food home everything was packed in bag upside so dripped everywhere. We ordered 3 dinners. They were covered with way to much cheese and just didn't look or taste fresh! The only thing good were the garlic rolls. I will never order from there again and what a waste of $40.00!!!!t
My Son and I eat here today 09/01/2014 and this is a # 1 CiCis in Miami FL, the employees are really Nice And the Manager there Tom Smith is # 1 he REALLY DOES HIS job there and is Great with the customers I asked him for his card so I could write this review We enjoyed our Visit at this Location as we been to the others and the others could Learn from this location on how to keep costumers coming back over and over Keep up the Great work your doing Mr. Smith and thanks for he great Lunch experience we had. GM AND JM MIAMI ,DADE, FL,
I would like to tell you guys this pizzeria have the best pizza in Miami, also they have philly cheese steak, and the fettuccini Alfredo with chicken or shirmp that are delicious, they give with the pastas (garlic bread) it is always fresh.the delivery always are on time.They have a lot of good subs too as tuna melt sub or Italian sub, and I do not want to forget above the wings that is para chuparte los dedos.Always with my friends or my childrens I call Pop to have a good food, also I can affort it becouse they have good prices.
great pizza place, steves pizza is a nice restaurant the pizzas are well cooked nice ingredients everything is perfect too much or less of something , they have toppings on pizza that i never even heard of before i really cant accept the fact that their pizza is better than most of the local pizza store like Dominos, Little Ceasers, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. Nice Steve keep it up
Don't even think about going somewhere else!! If you love NY style pizza with <<real cheese>> then this is the place to go. The Pizza is baked to perfection and the red sauce they use is unique, because has a semi-sweet taste to it and doesn't give heartburn, at least to me. Tip: on Wednesdays they have the large cheese pizza on special!! Enjoy!!
After reading the rave reviews, I decided to try Frankie's on a recent Saturday night. I ordered a deluxe w/ 5 toppings. The pizza took 40 minutes--not the promised 20 minutes. Over-all the pizza was good. If it had more sauce and more than one slice of sausage per slice, I would have given it a better rating. It is still much better than most.
This is the best pizza i've ever had. The sauce is just right. THey have great gyros and home made jumbo chicken wings. There is plenty of space to dine in or have a birthday party. They have four tv's for any sporting event. An italian beef sandwich is coming to the menu soon. I had food catered to my house and it was delicious.