FRITA BATIDOS is inspired by Cuban culture and a fantasy revolving around two staples in the world of Cuban street food – The FRITA – a burger traditionally made from spicy chorizo served with shoestring fries on top in a soft egg bun and BATIDOS – tropical milkshakes made with fresh fruit, crushed ice, and sweetened milk – with or without rum! Like burgers and shakes, Fritas and Batidos are a natural pairing and the whimsical menu is the result of dreaming about these two dishes for years! Frita Batidos is chef-driven, following the tenets of the Slow Food Movement with almost everything being made in our kitchen, from scratch and inspired by the time I spent visiting Miami throughout my childhood.
CUBAN? NO, I am not Cuban – and this is not a Traditional Cuban restaurant. I grew up spending a lot of time visiting my Grandmother in Miami, and the Cuban and more broadly Latino cultures became a major influence in my style of cooking. My love for the ingredients, culinary traditions and spirit of the culture grew as I spent years working alongside people from these communities. I was excited by the melting pot aspect of Cuban culture and cuisine with significant migrant communities including Chinese, Spanish, Creole and so… while the starting point may be Cuban, the style of the menu is all its own!
OUR menu follows the seasons and many of the key ingredients are sourced from local farmers and purveyors. This is an ongoing quest and something personally meaningful to us, so if you have a favorite local, humane farm or purveyor, please point us in their direction – It will be greatly appreciated!
Frita Batidos is the juxtaposition of Eve’s two greatest passions – The desire to create something truly special through the merging of the highest standards and attention to detail with the warmth and conviviality of feeding the people you love. Eve dreamt of creating something truly special grounded in her core beliefs – Making food from scratch, following the seasons and supporting local farmers, purveyors and community – and bringing these elements together to create something with her unique fingerprint and uniquely its own in Frita Batidos.
Frita Batidos is a community. We thank you – friends, family, partners, extended restaurant family and voracious culinary community – for helping bring to fruition what started as a day dream, grew into an obsession and is finally a reality!