In Key West there’s a famous landmark that stands at the southernmost point in the continental United States. The marker reads, “90 miles to Cuba.” The message rings loud and clear: So close, yet for all intents and purposes, Cuba might as well be a million miles away.
90 Miles, the new food truck that made its debut at the soggy Gulfstream Park food roundup, stays true to Cuban flavors. The bilingual menu reads like your favorite neighborhood Cuban café — except this time the café comes to you.
Starters include the “90 Mile appetizer”: tamales con masitas de puerco (tamales with pork chunks and empanadas in ground beef, chicken, shrimp, or lobster). Yes, lobster from a food truck.
Tostones are done in a variety of ways, with a choice of starch (plantain, boniato, or yuca) and protein (ground beef, chicken, shrimp, or lobster).
Sammies include the “90 Mile sandwich” — a Cuban sandwich with steak — pulled pork, classic Cuban, steak, chicken, and midnight.
Instead of fries, 90 Miles offers “freedom fritters” in a choice of cod, conch, malanga, salted corn, or sweet corn. All menu items are under $10 and made fresh daily.
Miami Food Trucks at Tropical Park tonight from 5:30 to 10. Plenty of free parking and grass, but pets and glass containers aren’t allowed. Trucks include: 90 Miles, B.C. Tacos, Chamo’s on Wheels, Chef on Wheels, Dim Ssäm à gogo, The Fish Box, Frita Man, Grill Master Cafe, Havana Rice, Kitchen Kabab, Kona Ice, Latin Burger & Taco, Latin House Grill, Lemon Man, Mac’n Food, Metro Deli Express, Monster Burgers, Mr. Chimi, Mr. Good Stuff, Pardo’s Grill, Cafe Perros Express, The Pork Shop, The Real Chill, El Rey de La Paella, El Rey De Las Fritas, El Rincon del Coqui, Shaoroma Romanian FreshFood, Sir Pizza Mobile, Sugar Rush, Sugar Yummy Mama, Tango Grill, Yellow Submarine, and Yo Mama’s Paella & Seafood. Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road, Miami
BTTR is still one of the largest food truck roundups in Miami. Free parking, a nearby ATM and live music. Trucks serving dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. tonight are: Atelier Monier, Big Kahuna, Catered Bliss, Che Grill, CheeseMe, Chef On 4 Wheels, The Chill Stop, Churro Mania, Clarabelle’s Cupcakes, Crepes Outdoors, Daddy’s Grill, Divan Bakery, Dog Eat Dog, Dolci Peccati, Eat Where You Are, The Flying Saucer, gastroPod, Guiseppe’s Italian Sausage, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers, Kona Ice, Latin Burger & Taco, Latin House Grill, Manila Rice, Meatballs & Etc, The MexZican Gourmet, Miso Hungry, Moty’s Grill, Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Mama’s, Papa’s Tapas, Purple People Eatery, The Red Koi, The Rolling Stove, Slow Food Truck, Snow Caps, and Subusters Yum. BTTR 127th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, North Miani