Celebrating Cinco de Mayo over at La Pollita

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita

Cinco de Mayo is the pawfect excuse to dress up in traditional Mexican garb and head over to La Pollita food cart for some kick-ass tacos.

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo
Poncho and Sombrero time! Feelin’ supa fly!

Cinco de Mayo

Many people think that May 5th (aka: Cinco de Mayo) is Mexico’s  Independence Day.

Well, it would appear that those people are wrong. (Cinco de Mayo is actually a day that commemorates the time when the Mexican Army beat the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. But that’s a whole other story for another time!).

For me, Cinco de Mayo is really a time to stop and thank the gods above for all the greatness that is Mexican culture. You see, to me, there are only a few things greater in life than Mexican food.

This year, to celebrate my favorite holiday (yes, a Holiday), I decided to head over to La Pollita and feast to my hearts content.

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo
Check out the La Pollita taco cart. Is it now just the cutest?
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo
Mexican Coke? CHECK. Mexican Fanta? CHECK! Yoda candles to light up for the saints up above? CHECK!!
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo
These things? They are calavera salt + pepper shakers. Calavera is the Spanish word for SKULL.

 La Pollita Food Truck

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita

Tucked away in the delightfully green & luscious Midtown Garden Center (pictures above), La Pollita food cart serves some of the most drool-worthy tacos the humans and I have ever had.

I’m talkin’ eat-past-your-comfort-zone-because-it-tastes-so-delicious, delicious.

Don’t Believe me? Look for yourself:

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Look at these tacos!!!
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Left: Chicharron de Queso – Fried Cheese and Roasted Veggies. Top Right: Carne Asada. Bottom Right: Cochinita Pibil with pickled purple onion. All on freshly-made corn tortillas.
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Huh? What do you mean I have to share? No. I wont do it. ALL MINE!!

How do you wash down tacos? With churros con chocolate cliente (churros with hot chocolate), of course!

Think of churros as fried dough sticks covered in cinnamon and sugar. The best way to eat a churro is to take them and dunk them in some chocolate. Fried dough sticks with chocolate sauce? I would say that is #winning. 

This is how it’s done:

Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Look deep into my churro eye…what do you see? Deliciousness, that’s what!
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Whatcha lookin at fool? You best be moseying on outta here before you make me bust out my riffle. These Churros are all mine. MINE, I tell ya!!
Hami in Miami Cinco de Mayo La Pollita
Pawfection on a plate. I love La Pollita!

More 411

Midtown Garden Center is super pet-friendly. Just make sure to keep in mind that it is a pee-mail dream!! A space full of nothing but plants is definitely a GIANT temptation for us dogs. Make sure to keep us on a leash unless you want us to hose down the place.

Also, you can totally BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer/Alcoholic Beverage) so don’t be shy and bring the largest tequila you can find. 🙂

Lastly, make sure you follow La Pollita on Instagram and for a full menu, head over to their website.

Did you like my style? Check out some more shots of my Mexican poncho and sombrero:

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4 responses to “Celebrating Cinco de Mayo over at La Pollita”

  1. Hamiiiiiiii….que delicia,,,ya quiero taquitos y por supuesto los churros..tantos lugares que me tienes que llevar ..me muero por ti..con tanta belleza..

  2. Sir Hamilton acá en Argentina decimos ” el que no convida tiene un sapo en la barriga.
    Además sepa que casi se come mi país con la boca tan abierta parecía el leon de la METRO GOLDEN MEYER.

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