Miami declares October 1st Croqueta Day

For me, everyday is croqueta day. But the commissions for both Miami and Miami-Dade County have designated October 1st as the official Croqueta Day.

Carlos Frias reports at

Miami just declared Oct. 1 Croqueta Day. Yes, there will be free croquetas

Miami found a new way to show its love for croquetas.

Sure, we have a street named for them. We have a cake covered in them. You can even take a croqueta tour of Miami, if your stomach is willing and iron clad.

But now the city of Miami and Miami-Dade county have taken it a step further. Both commissions named Oct. 1, 2018 Croqueta Day in Miami in honor of Sergio’s Cuban restaurant serving its 20 millionth croqueta.

This makes it official: Miami is the country’s croqueta capital.

“Whereas croquetas are a staple of Cuban cuisine that is enjoyed by residents and tourists of the city of Miami on a daily basis…” the city of Miami proclamation reads, which Mayor Francis Suarez signed on Sept. 25.

That’s an honest-to-goodness seal of approval.

In celebration — you guessed it — there will be croquetas. The Sergio’s restaurant on Coral Way, 3252 SW 22nd St., will be giving out free croquetas from 4-7 p.m., free Cuban cafecito until 8 p.m., and Havana Club daiquiris from 5-8 p.m.

Both mayors, Suarez and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, will be at Sergio’s for the celebration.

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