Growing Up Puerto Rican In Miami

Growing up Puerto Rican in Miami can be a growing pain, but also really fun...

Where Are All The Puerto Rican Restaurants?

Miami is known to having a large Latin American presence, but its Cuban-American influence is impressive. You'll find a hard time finding a Puerto Rican restaurant, but you can probably find a Cuban place to eat at least a mile away from you.

"Pastelillos" v.s. "Empanadas"

When we get down to the nitty-gritty, these two things are just about the same. Pastelillos are just smaller, in comparison to empanadas.

While you call them pastelillos, everyone else calls them empanadas. But as a Puerto Rican, you don't want to confuse anyone -- so you just end up calling them empanadas, anyway.

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You Underestimate How Many Puerto Ricans Are In Miami...

Until you hit up the Calle Ocho Parade, and you're just like "where they F*#*! did all of y'all come from?!

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Explaining What Coquito Is

You tell people it's a Puerto Rican version of eggnog, but you know it's so much better than eggnog. It's loaded with rum, with a hint of coconut. It's everything you ever want in a coconut-rum drink.

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You Get To Learn All Kinds of Street Slang...

"Que bola"

"Vamos pues"

"Casa del carajo"

You're Spanish might be sh*tty, but you'll always remember the Spanish slangs.

Being Puerto Rican in Miami is an awesome thing to be!

I like cheeseburgers and cheap wine.
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