Get Lunch in South Miami for Under $15
From Mojito Grill’s signature Cuban Wraps to Akashi’s exotic sushi rolls, South Miami has got the best variety for whatever you’re craving for lunch.
Written By: Michelle Abraira
It’s almost noon in Miami, which means prime lunch time is about to be in full swing. As you sit at your desk or in class, all you can think about is how tired you are of eating that same, boring lunch. Want to switch it up without breaking the bank? With the many diverse restaurants that Miami has to offer, it won’t be too hard to find something new. We know Miami isn’t the most budget friendly city, but we got you covered on lunch spots that won’t hurt your wallet.
A personal favorite, Mojito Grill doesn’t disappoint. With daily specials under $10, you can’t go wrong with Mojito’s. From their Cuban Wrap (grilled steak or chicken served on a white flour tortilla with rice, beans and plantains) for $7.99 to grilled options like Pan con Bistec (grilled steak topped with cooked onions and potato sticks served on Cuban bread with mayo, lettuce and tomatoes) for $6.49, Mojito’s is the perfect Cuban fix for lunch. Be sure to check out their other yummy lunch specials like their Palomilla (palomilla steak with rice, beans and plantains) for $7.99 or their Bistec/Pollo Empanizado (Breaded steak or chicken with rice, beans and plantains) for $8.99. Mojito Grill is one you won’t regret.
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Where else can you go for a juicy, savory burger on a Monday for just $10? Stop by ROK:BRGER for $10 burgers, $5 craft beers and more. From the classic Rok Burger (aged Vermont cheddar and smoked pepper bacon covered with Bourbon bbq) and Farmhouse Burger (aged gruyere, caramelized onions and garlic aioli all topped with a fried farm egg), to my personal favorites, the Black N’ Bleu (caramelized onions and smoked pepper bacon topped with crumbled bleu cheese) and The Mexican (queso fresco, guacamole and pico de gallo topped with tortilla strips and chipotle ketchup), ROK:BRGR has a little something for every burger lover. Can’t make Mondays? No worries. With their Lunch Box Special, a classic burger, with fries and soda for $11 or a ROK:BRGER, with fries and soda $12, you’ll still be getting a deal you can’t pass up
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If you’re looking for delicious, gourmet tacos, look no further than TacoCraft. With all tacos being under $5, TacoCraft is the perfect spot for taco lovers everywhere. On Tuesday’s all tacos are just $3, beers are $4, and margaritas are $6. Signature tacos like Chorizo (Mexican chorizo topped with cojita cheese, potato has, fried egg, cilantro and garlic aioli), Baja Fish (funky Buddha battered mahi slaw topped with avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro, and chipotle crema, all wrapped in a flour tortilla) and Braised Chicken (adobo marinade chicken topped with queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo and cilantro lime crema), makes you wish your lunch break lasted longer than an hour.
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Quick, easy and tasty. Shake Shack is the perfect spot for lunch. You can’t go wrong with their original ShackBurger (a cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and one of a kind Shack Sauce), which is a fan favorite to many, including myself. Make sure to pair your burger with some of the best fries you’ll ever taste, as well as one of their mouthwatering milkshakes. If burgers aren’t your thing, no worries. Their Chick’n Shack (crispy chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo) or any of their classic hot dogs, like the Shack-cago Dog (relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt and mustard), are other options that are just as delicious.
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Looking for a little Parisian escape for lunch? From classics like their Croque Monsieur (ham and melted cheese) and Jambon Cru Et Brie Chaud Au Pesto (pesto prosciutto and baked brie), be sure to stop by Cafe Pastis for any of their flavorful and tasty Parisian inspired gourmet sandwiches. Served with a baguette and your choice of French fries or salad, all sandwiches range from $7.50 to $10.50, making Cafe Pastis one of the best and affordable spots for a little taste of Paris.
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From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, be sure to stop by Station 5 Table + Bar for one of the best deals you can get for lunch. With their Big Ten Lunch Special, you can get any of their signature items on the menu for just $10. From classics like their Holy Shrimp! These R Good Sliders (three crisp shrimp sliders topped with lemon, mayo, mesclun lettuce and onions) to their Famous Braised Short Rib Tacos (two slow braised short rib tacos topped with smokey honey mustard, brussels, onion and Cheetos), lunch at Station 5 Table + Bar is one you won’t want to miss.
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For sushi lovers everywhere, Akashi is the place to go. From exotic rolls under $15 like the Akashi (eel and krabstick, rolled with avocado, cream cheese, masago and sesame seeds, all topped with spicy mayo and eel sauce) and the Mermaid Roll (spicy tuna with avocado, cucumber and masago, topped with spicy mayo and seaweed salad), to other classics like their Night & Day roll (half tuna and half eel rolled with avocado, asparagus and masago, topped with eel sauce) and South Miami roll (salmon and krabstick, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and masago with spicy mayo), Akashi is the perfect spot to try unique and delicious sushi that you won’t get anywhere else. Despite the many rolls they have available, they have become famous for the Alex #2 ($10.95), which includes shrimp tempura, crab salad, massage, cream cheese, avocado, spicy mayo, eel sauce, and crunch. You’ll be licking your plate
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