Foodie Travel: Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak) with Tostones (Fried Plantains), Casa Paco Restaurant, Miami, FL

This is one of my favorite places for cuban food in Miami. I usual am not a big fan of tostones because if they are not prepared correctly, they can be dry. These however, were crispy on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside. The black beans and rice were well season and tasty. Like they had been cooking for hours. The bistec empanizado was crispy and delicious. It truly satisfy that flavor of Cuban food that makes me think of my mom’s home cooking.

Foodie Travel: Empanadas and Cafe con Leche, Miami, FL

When in Miami, my favorite breakfast is an empanada and a Cafe con Leche. Recently, we stayed in Coral Gables. Our routine was to wake up, walk to Graziano’s Market on Galliano and eat breakfast sitting outside. I would leisurely sip on my cafe with steaming milk. Empanadas are baked turnovers filled with a variety of things. My favorite was the ham and cheese in a crescent shaped and the ham, cheese and tomato. The one picture is ground beef. Since these empanadas are Argentinean, they were baked, not fried with flaky, golden crust. It was the perfect way to start each morning.