El Croquetazo

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El Croquetazo at Calle Ocho Presented By Catalina

The first ever Croquetazo Eating Contest was very popoular at Calle Ocho this past week!

More than 30 individuals went head-to-head, eating as many croquettes as possible for bragging rights and monetary prizes ranging from $100 to $1,750, but only three prevailed.  Winners of each of the categories were:

  • Michael Rodriguez won the amateur category with 44 croquettes
  • Jose Antonio Alvarez won the celebrity category with 15 croquettes
  • Carmen Cincotti (New Jersey) won the professional category with 158 croquettes in eight minutes

Catalina croquetas are the finest in the world and a classic example of this Cuban delicacy, often enjoyed as a snack, often two or three at a time, often with rich and sweet coffee.

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