Miami, FL 33138
Having come back from a month in California, I was a bit sad to leave all the deliciously fabulous Mexican joints behind. But there is nothing to fear after this weekend’s brush with pure yumminess right here in the 305. And I’m not talking about Fresh Mex, or Tex Mex, I’m not even asking you to think outside the bun. When you’ve hit the crappy Mexican food wall in Miami, don’t lose faith just come to Verdaddy’s.
It may not be authentic. It may not even look like a Mexican restaurant having been at one point a KFC, but this place is one thing for sure: tasty.
The interior of Verdaddy’s is incredibly void of any décor, in fact other than the menu board and the special; hand drawn on paper an taped to the wall, I don’t recall any specific details of the dining room at all. Amidst the old school hip-hop blaring on the radio, the friendly staff made up of the owner and his down-to-earth crew, the food is something I do recall—vividly.
The food at Verdaddy’s is where its at. For this review, I ordered a few of the different specialties that they prepare. My favorite item on the menu is the Fish Tacos. Starting with their house made tortillas, they are over-stuffed with crispy golden brown pieces of deep fried fish, lettuce, pico de gallo, and their creamy rich white sauce. It’s served with a couple of lemon wedges and a squeeze bottle of the red or green sauce. Be prepared to drip this all over your shirt as it is so wonderfully indulgent you won’t even bother to stop and clean up ‘til it’s gone. The combination of flavors and texture in this taco will have you wanting for more.
And the chicken quesadilla is over the top. What could be more perfect than hunks of pure white meat; nestled in two house made tortillas and stuffed with the classic taco fillings of shredded lettuce and pico de gallo? I don’t know either.
If you’re finally done with Taco Bell (I pray you are) and ready for something fast, delicious and filling, come to Verdaddy’s for some fabulous eats. And if you want my advice: come alone so you don’t have to share!