Miami's Frita Showdown

  • From left, Judges Alberto Carrera, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Ingrid Hoffman and Randy Fisher taste the fritas at the Frita Showdown on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The trophy for Miami's Frita Showdown stands in front of a sign announcing the burger contest, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Rows of Cuban deserts are on display at Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Ortelio Cardena, owner of El Mago de las Fritas, checks his fritas during Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Judges described the fritas from El Rey de Las Fritas as the "classic frita" after they named it the best burger in Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Merecedes Gonzalez, owner of El Rey de Las Fritas, serves one of her award-winning fritas after it was named the best burger in Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Jessenia and Genesis Llapur, right, serve fritas from the Cuban Guy area at Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Ortelio Cardena, owner of El Mago de las Fritas, attends Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Ortelio Cardena, owner of El Mago de las Fritas, and his niece, Mercedes Gonzalez, owner of El Rey de Las Fritas, pose for photos after she won Miami's Frita Showdown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • Merecedes Gonzalez and Gino Garcia, from El Rey de Las Fritas cafe, pose for photos after they won Miami's Frita Showndown, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. J Pat Carter / AP

  • From left, owners of El Mago de las Fritas Ortelio and Martha Cardenas and owners of Cuban Guys Jorge LLapur and Isaac Sklar attend the Frita Showdown contest. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Mercedes Gonzalez and Gino Garcia display trays of Fritas from El rey de las Fritas during the Burger Beast's Frita Showdown contest. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • An employee displays fritas from Sergio's Restaurant during the Burger Beast's Frita Showdown contest. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF