There’s an ongoing debate about whether pineapple belongs on a pizza. Well how about pickles? How about mayo? There’s a new spot in town that’s bringing a taste of the Caribbean to their pizza.
When it comes to out-of-this-world food combinations, Planet 57 in Sunset Place is mixing up some worldly flavors.
Soniliz Espina, Planet 57: “Planet 57 is basically a new concept. It’s Puerto Rican, Italian and pizza all infused in one place.”
The restaurant is popular in Puerto Rico, and now they’re bringing a mash-up to Miami.
Soniliz Espina: “We are a pizza restaurant over there — not infused nothing. Here, we wanted to give it a little twist because it’s Miami, so why not?
Chicharon is a favorite snack on the island, and here it can go inside your pizza crust or on top of your pie.
Soniliz Espina: “The bori pizza is basically a pizza with chicharon de pollo and mofongo on top. Chicharon is basically the pork belly that we deep fry it.”
Or what about a Cuban sandwich pizza?
Soniliz Espina: “It’s basically a pizza, and all the ingredients a Cuban sandwich has on top.”
Alessandro Guadamuz, customer: “It was really good. We have the Cuban sandwich pizza. It had pork, ham, pickles and mayo. You can’t get more Miami than that.”
From a fried whole snapper to the Puerto Rican version of a pork chop, flavors of the island run throughout the menu.
Soniliz Espina: “There are a lot of Puerto Rican restaurants here that aren’t exactly Puerto Rican, even though they say they are Puerto Rican, so we wanted to show Miami what’s actually a Puerto Rican restaurant.”
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Planet 57 Restaurant & Bar
5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 102
South Miami, FL 33143
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