WORDS BY: Olee Fowler
The name Pincho Factory may be a bit deceiving. Even though it’s named after pinchos – Spanish for kebabs – it’s actually best known for its burgers, most notably its burgers with a Latin flair.
Its signature Toston Burger rivals the frita for icon status in Miami. The name says it all. It’s an all-beef burger topped with jack cheese, homemade cilantro sauce, lettuce and tomato sandwiched between two perfectly fried toston patties that serve as buns for the sandwich. Tostones are a traditional Latin dish made of sliced green plantains, flattened and fried. To up the ante on this burger’s flair, one has the option to add deep fried queso on the patty. Talk about raising the decadent factor a few notches. It’s reminiscent of eating a burger with fries all in one bite, with plenty of contrasting flavors and textures. The burger was introduced on the restaurant’s menu when the store first opened in 2010. It was responsible for allowing the restaurant to garner local and national fame, leading it to appear on the Today Show last year.
For the croqueta lovers out there, the Croquetesa Burger may be your new favorite discovery. The burger patty is actually a massive croqueta made with chuck, brisket and short rib topped with jack cheese, mustard (of course), mayo and pickles. This burger is so beloved that it was actually the first burger from South Florida to win the coveted South Beach Food and Wine Festival’s Annual Burger Bash Cook-off, beating out top national names to win the crown.
And for those with a sweet tooth, or a sweet-and-savory tooth, the Sunday-only Pastelito Burger will surely hit the spot. It’s the restaurant’s famous burger patty housed between two guava pastelitos. It’s just as wild as it sounds and something you truly can’t find anywhere except in Miami, and we are proud of that.Interested in getting a hold of one of these for yourself? Get your fix at its Coral Gables location (30 Giralda Ave), Kendall location (9860 SW 40th St) or even inside the American Airlines Arena on Miami Heat gamedays!