Miami is an eclectic city full of unique culinary creations. As it has grown as a cultural melting pot, new dining experiences have cropped up. Food trucks provide a distinctive spin on eating out. From Wynwood to Kendall, these next five offer some of the area’s best and most creative culinary experiences.
1101 NW 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127
Caja Caliente is a low-key Cuban-Mexican fusion truck tucked away in Wynwood. Its mouth-watering Cuban flavors coupled with the traditional style of Mexican street food makes this the perfect stop any day of the week. If you want to eat good food served by a friendly staff and enjoy a wonderful outdoor seating ambiance, this is the truck for you.
The vaca frita taco ($9) includes a soft tortilla stuffed with authentic Cuban meat, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and topped with a delicious aioli sauce. The dish is crunchy, savory, and fresh. Another favorite is the goat cheese croquetas ($6 for an order of 5), which have the perfect outer crunch and queso that melts in your mouth.
3246 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
Arigato is a French-Japanese inspired food truck with a beautifully decorated Instagrammable outdoor space that debuted this past January 3. Truck owner Princesa Capolupo’s philosophy is to be “grateful for everything,” hence the name Arigato, which means thank you in Japanese.
Arigato specializes in an array of sweet pastries and delicious drinks, creating the cutest experience in all of Wynwood. They specialize in bubble tea such as milk tea ($6.50) and taro tea ($6.50), which are flavorful, sweet, and refreshing to drink. Arigato is also home to Miami’s first rainbow grilled cheese ($5), which takes the simple format of a regular sandwich, but incorporates pink, blue, orange, and green food coloring to create a cheesy rainbow when pulled apart. If you are looking for an aesthetic place to relax, take pictures, and sip bubble tea, Arigato is the place to be.
10800 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33154
CrepStick offers an innovative approach to crepes that you can enjoy on the go. They start with the standard dough, which is shaped like a popsicle, stuffed with the delicious sweet or savory flavor of your choice to enjoy without the hassle of a plate and utensils. The strawberry & nutella crepstick ($9) is the perfect twist on the traditional dish. It is soft, warm and sweet.
The truck is located in Haulover Park on Tuesday evenings with Miami Food Truck Events and travels to different parts of South Florida throughout the week.
El Toro Loco
6603 So. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33143
El Toro Loco is a local hit throughout Miami. The food truck, located in Pinecrest, offers a variety of meats, from chicken to filet mignon. El Toro Loco has also grown to incorporate three additional trucks, five restaurants, and two butcher shops. The most notable dish is the picada ($14.99), a platter of churrasco, picanha, lomo, and chorizo; it’s a way to try a little bit of everything. They also offer an eight-side sampler ($19.99) to go with the picada, making for a bountiful amount of food to share.
6799 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL, 33166
Good Middle Eastern food is hard to find in the greater Miami area. Fortunately, El Arabito in Doral is the place to go. This truck specializes in bringing Middle Eastern and Venezuelan cuisine together to create the ultimate experience, while offering the most bang for your buck. Most notable is the chicken shawarma ($9), which had the perfect balance of warm, deliciously seasoned poultry with refreshing vegetables. Complete with tables and parking right next to the truck, El Arabito makes for a great option when trying out flavorful dishes for a great price.