We’ve all heard of the Cheesecake Factory, well in Miami, we also have the Pincho Factory. They serve beef, chicken and shrimp skewers, but ironically, this little gem, was made famous by it’s signature tostón burger, a beef patty between smashed fried plantain “buns” topped with Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and a homemade cilantro sauce. Pincho Factory opened up its first location in Miami in 2010 and now has another location in Coral Gables. They have plans for expansion and are scheduled to open up a third restaurant in Hialeah. The chef-owner, Nedal Ahmad was recently featured on NBC’s Today with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, cooking his famous tostón burger!
Aside from burgers, there are other yummy items on the menu. Hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, salads, and side items such as fried cheese and bacon cheddar ranch fries. I had the grilled shrimp skewer with a salad, and hubby had the tostón chicken sandwich with a side of the sweet potato tater tots (which were delicious). Now, we did have to wait quite a while for the order to be ready, as there was a bridal party group in the restaurant at the time, but good things come to those who wait!
30 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Gables Location)
9860 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165 (Bird Road Location)