When you think of the Dominican Republic you think of beach resorts, merengue music, and baseball players like Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez, and five guys who supposedly play for the Marlins. For a food truck expanding on that, make your way to Chimi Churri Los Primos.
Sitting on that long stretch of NW 36 St between I-95 and the Pink Pussycat (which you've totally only seen from Hwy 112), Primos is a big red late-night food trailer bringing Dominican traditions to Miami's street eats scene by frying up animal parts you've probably never consumed and slinging funky versions of hamburgers with a secret sauce they refuse to talk about, so allow us: it's pink, sweet, and a little spicy. The menu's superstars are the chimichurri burgers, made from patties that're ground in-house, seared on the grill, and placed two-per-sandwich on a hoagie roll with crisp cabbage and tomatoes, then drenched with said sauce; there's also a chicken burger (with the same sauce treatment) that's chunky white meat mashed together with herbs, then slapped on the grill, and it's not gonna do a damn thing about it, because it's chicken. More eatin' includes whole roast chickens, crispy cheese empanadas, Picalonga (a fried ensemble of Dominican sausage & salami, chicken, plantain, and yucca), as well as grub from more adventurous bits like crispy fried pig ears, and a stewed and fried dish that's actually cubed cow lung, which isn't cow lung x 3, but rather, cow lung x cow lung x cow lung.
Drinkwise, it's all the standard sodas plus homeland faves, including freshly squeezed pineapple, tamarindo, and chinola juices, which is high in dietary fiber -- something the Marlins don't need, considering how hard it is for them to produce solid fans.
Published: April 13, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
2306 NW 36th St
Miami, FL 33137
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