In a shopping complex out in West Kendall, next to a shoe repair store and a veterinarian, you’ll find a Cuban diner serving dishes we’ve never really seen before. Amelia’s 1931 isn’t as traditional as the slightly more famous Islas Canarias across the street - which was opened by the grandparents of Amelia’s chef - but it’s a great choice if you’re looking for something more than just a typical vaca frita. The best things to eat here are fusion dishes like chicharron-battered mozzarella sticks, pulled pork cheek bao buns with mojo, and Peruvian arroz con pollo fritters.
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