La Tiendita II
La Tiendita II is a tiny South Beach Peruvian market with a small but mighty selection of sandwiches. The options are usually chicken, pork, and tuna—and the chicken and pork are our favorites. The chicken comes with shredded chicken, tomato, lettuce, a creamy sauce, and we’re pretty sure we saw potato chips in there too. The pork—their version of a Peruvian butifarra—uses a thick slab of tender pork, which contrasts nicely with crispy potato sticks and more of that creamy sauce. They’re both a perfect pre- or post-beach lunch, or a nice option if South Beach has depleted your tolerance for mediocre, overpriced food. There are some tables inside and suspiro in the fridge. Plus, you can walk out of here with Peruvian pantry items like mote.
photo credit: Cleveland Jennings