Photo credit – Caja Caliente
Delivery Platforms: UberEats, Postmates
Takeout: By calling the restaurant
At Caja Caliente a variety of authentic Cuban dishes! The Cuban spot invites you to enjoy a taste of Cuba during Hispanic Heritage month with their mouth-watering food menu. At Caja Caliente, guests can enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine like the original Cuban Tacos, their tacos are pretty and pretty delicious with over 4 ounces of protein. It’s safe to say they don’t serve your average taco! In addition to their signature tacos, the eatery features reinvented family recipes. All the dishes are made with love by her and her mother surrounded by cousins, uncles, and friends that work with her at Caja Caliente. It’s a family-run business and they wouldn’t have it any other way. ; their yummy “pastelón”, also offers homemade Cuban tamales every Thursday. Caja Caliente has a variety of tasty menu items that go hand in hand with their drink specials and happy hour. You can visit their restaurant located in Coral Gables and their new trendy outdoor patio in the Design District. Take Caja Caliente home by ordering takeout or delivery via GrubHub, Postmates, and UberEats!
$20 Endless Mimosas Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$4 Lechon and Pollo tacos on Taco Tuesdays
Monday to Friday Happy Hour from 5 to 8 p.m. with $4 selective beers, $6 mimosas, and $6 wine
$9 Tamales on Thursdays
About Chef Monica “Mika” Leon:
Monica “Mika” Leon, Owner of Caja Caliente, has spent the better part of the decade working in kitchens across South Florida. Her journey as a chef, restaurant owner, and television personality began humbly with Mika Bites, a wholesale desserts company she launched out of her mother’s garage just after college. With a recently earned business degree in hand and grit and passion to spare, Leon quickly went from home baker to thriving entrepreneur—proving that sweets were only the beginning.
In 2019, Leon put down roots in Coral Gables with the opening of Caja Caliente’s first brick-and-mortar. It was a dream come true for the young chef who brought her family along for this new endeavor. Taking flavor profiles she picked up on her travels through the Mediterranean and combining them with her Cuban family recipes passed down for generations, Leon’s cooking is highly personal. Traditional roast pork and homespun versions of arroz con pollo are featured on the menu alongside whimsical brunch plates and the healthy dishes she shares on her website, www.MikaLeon.com.
Concurrent to work in the restaurant, Leon has been cultivating a growing media career with appearances on the Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Store Games, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, among other television shows. She was a finalist for Eater’s Young Guns awards and has been featured in countless publications, both local and national.