Palacio de los Jugos, at all locations, is indoor/outdoor (mostly outdoor) and it is too hot in these dog days to sit outside. So, in August, I grab a half-gallon of juice for $7 and take it home. By far, my favorite is the remolacha-naranja (beet-orange). I was once intimidated by the opaque red-violet juice, but once I tried it, I was hooked. It is refreshing, especially served ice cold. The juice is tart, tangy, with an undertone of beet, almost more so in the aroma than the taste. It is mostly pulp-free save for a few bits. I also love to say “remolacha.”
According to Palacio they make their juices fresh every day, although I would like to see more evidence confirming this. If you’ve never been to Palacio, you must go. This is the place where I take all of my out-of-town guests for some cheap, greasy, and addictive Cuban cooking. However, I will save that for another day. My favorite branch is the original on Flagler and Red Road. Today, I stopped by the one on Miller Drive. My juice was just a bit cooler than lukewarm, which was unusual, but it tasted great. If beet-orange is not your thing, you can try other juices like guanabana, guava, mamey, and orange. You can buy juice by the half-gallon or the generous cup.
Where: 5721 W. Flagler Street, Westchester
14300 SW 8th Street, Way out in West Miami
When: 7 am to 9 pm, Monday through Saturday
7 am to 8 pm, Sunday
How much: 7$ for a half-gallon, 3$ for a cup