September 17, 2021


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Islas Canarias Restaurant & Bar Known As The Creators of Miami’s Favorite Croqueta Celebrates 44 Years with Its Annual Event Croqueta County

In celebration of 44 years of Islas Canarias and one year of Croqueta County™, the croqueta giant will take over the city for the 2nd year in a row, this time bigger than ever, with exclusive pop-up events and a social media campaign, aimed to show appreciation to the community that has continued to support the restaurant’s famous croquetas. Croqueta County™ will be a week-long pop-up event that will bring the iconic croquetas to everyone at different locations throughout Miami-Dade. After all, the 44 years of Miami’s favorite Croqueta by Islas Canarias is a feat worth celebrating. In celebration of both milestones, Croqueta County™ will bring the iconic croquetas to everyone, croqueta lovers can spot the Croqueta County™ food truck where they can claim two free croquetas (while supplies last), launching September 17, 2021, at Unbranded Brewery from 6 PM - 9 PM. The next pop-up will take place at the Freedom Tower on September 20th from 12 PM - 2 PM, it’s final stop will be September 22nd and announced via Instagram @croquetacounty. The celebration concludes on September 25, 2021, where everyone can enjoy a massive Anniversary Party at Islas Canarias Restaurant & Bar.

Islas Canarias Restaurant and Bar, the establishment that brings everyone Miami’s highly-coveted croquetas and the yearly sold-out Valentine’s Day heart-shaped croqueta boxes, turns 44! Islas Canarias Restaurant is known for its traditional plates with family original recipes from Cuba in a casual yet elegant atmosphere inspired by the European architecture of 1950s Cuba. The eatery ends their tour around the city with an Anniversary Party at Islas Canarias Restaurant. Croqueta County™, a concept created by

Islas Canarias, will be throwing a massive anniversary party on Saturday, September 25th from 3 PM - 6 PM, where guests can enjoy bites from their food truck, Mojitos sponsored by Havana Club Rum, Cafecito sponsored by Bustelo, a special Islas Canarias X Unbranded Brewing Croqueta, and a pop-up tented-lounge with Croqueta County™ merchandise including a new baby line “Croquetica County™”. Merchandise is also available for sale as part of Croqueta County’s first anniversary and the official launch of the online store, Where croqueta lovers can purchase t-shirts, toddler tees, and baby onesies that include a free sticker with purchase. The outdoor tented area will be an experience like no other, with a lounge and bar for all to enjoy! To RSVP for the 44th-anniversary party and final Croqueta County celebration visit this link.

The campaign has incorporated hashtags such as #croquetacounty and #miamisfavoritecroqueta and dedicated handles that include @croquetacounty and @islascanariasrestaurant.  For more information on the week-long event, visit . For more information on Islas Canarias Restaurant & Bar visit


About Croqueta County:

Islas Canarias Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant, established in 1977 by the late

Raul and Amelia Garcia and currently run by their daughter Nancy Andrade and her husband Luis Andrade. Raul’s secret family recipe for the Islas Canarias Croqueta has been the wonder, icon & favorite in Miami for over 40 years. This recipe has been preserved throughout the years and is now in the hands of his grandson, Jonathan Andrade, who is creating new and innovative ways to continue the love for this beloved Croqueta. Together with the restaurants his granddaughter, Eileen Andrade, has established where these croquetas are now incorporated into dishes, the Andrade family has built a community of Islas Canarias Croqueta lovers by staying true to their roots.

About Islas Canarias Restaurant:

Islas Canarias Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant, established in 1977 by the late Raul and Amelia Garcia and currently run by their daughter Nancy Andrade along with her children Eileen and Jonathan Andrade. Raul’s family recipes have been preserved throughout the years under the careful watch of his children and grandchildren. The family has served generations of locals and tourists alike with the same quality service and attention to detail as its founders. Using the finest ingredients, Islas Canarias Restaurant aims to prepare quality, traditional plates from the family’s original recipes from Cuba. With a casually elegant atmosphere inspired by the European architecture of 1950s Cuba and the friendly ambiance of personnel that always recognizes a familiar face, every experience is pleasant when complimented by deliciously authentic Cuban & Spanish cuisine.

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