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10 Lunches Under $10 in Miami Beach

Listen up budget travelers. If you want to avoid the overpriced food and cocktails of the Ocean Drive tourist trap, here is a guide to cheap, quick lunches that won’t put you out more than 10 bucks. From falafels and sandwiches to the best pizza in South Beach, these local eateries will keep you off the well-grooved tourist track while keeping your taste buds happy and your budget healthy. Whether it be a late night snack or a bite to eat after a full day of shopping, sun and fun at the beach, these local joints will hit the spot.

10. Pizza Rustica

If you find yourself on Lincoln Road for some retail therapy, give your wallet a rest and grab a quick lunch at Pizza Rustica at 667. Situated among the string of expensive restaurants in the popular South Beach shopping district, this pizza joint is a refreshing and inexpensive spot for a quick bite. Even better, they are open late in case you get a case of late night munchies. They have the classics like margherita and pepperoni, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try the spinach and blue cheese slice or the con vegetable for vegetarians or health conscious. A drink and a large slice will only set you back about $8.

9. Naked Taco

After a few cocktails on Ocean Drive or a sun-filled day at the beach, head two blocks west to 1111 Collins Avenue for some cheap and very creative Mexican food at Naked Taco. Situated within the Dream South Beach Hotel, the tacos are all five bucks, leaving you with plenty of cash for margaritas. You can either stick to more traditional fare like the L’american with ground beef and all the usual trimmings or test out the local seafood with the Key West shrimp taco covered in toasted coconut, lime Sriracha aioli and jalapeno. With its central location and quick service, it’s the perfect place for some respite and a small snack. Plus, you’ll get to check out the sleek lobby of South Beach’s posh boutique hotel.

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