4. Cuban burger at Vega’s Burger Bar
The burger bar formerly known as Flip’s is still giving patrons something to flip over. All neighborhoods need a place for beer and burgers, and for North Miami, Vega’s Burger Bar is it — although the chili and mac ‘n’ cheese served here are equally craveable. The burger is an eight-ounce blend of freshly ground steak served on a fluffy bun. It comes with a pickle and house-made coleslaw or hand-cut fries tossed in sea salt. You can go traditional with a regular patty and simple accessories: romaine lettuce, tomato, and onion. Or go all out with the signature Cuban, a combination of ground beef, ground pork, and ground chorizo served with sautéed onions and potato sticks ($8.50). No matter which one you choose, be sure to ask for yuca fries instead of the standard potato. Pro tip: Also order a bowl of those aforementioned specialities and mix them together for a killer chili mac that begs to be used as a dipping sauce for the fries (or even the burger).