Last week we had a chance to try the new Miami Food Machine truck. We call this a Quasi-First Look because the truck is owned and manned by the Teran brothers, who we all know from the Bongo Brothers Cuban Food truck.
As we told you recently, Albert and Danny were sent a Cease & Desist letter from Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who own a small chain of 5 Bongos Cuban Cafes in South Florida. They thought a Cuban food truck 1,300 miles away might confuse their customers. Really?
Albert and Danny were forced off the road for a few months, and are now back as the Miami Food Machine. We’re surprised the Estefans didn’t think the new name would confuse their Miami Sound Machine fans.
The Miami Food Machine is a re-branded truck with a new menu. Danny told us the Bongo Brothers menu was more traditionally Cuban, whereas the new MFM menu is more Cuban-fusion, whatever that means.
We decided to start with their daily special, fried shrimp ($9), which you can get as tacos, sliders or a rice bowl. We opted for the rice bowl.