1250 Broadway, 27th Floor New York, NY 10001


In North Miami Beach (on 15400 Biscayne Blvd) you’ll find an informal Southern Mexican restaurant by the name of “CHEEN-HUAYE” — which supposedly means "Only Here" in Mayan.

While I wouldn’t recommend that you make a trip to the area just to visit this place, locals appear to enjoy the offerings overseen by Chef Marco Velasquez, who reportedly “creates dishes that can be appreciated by all.”

To mix things up a bit, we decided to order his “FLAUTAS” — crispy corn tortillas filled with your choice of shredded beef or chicken, topped with guacamole, cream and queso fresco, and served with Mexican rice and refried beans ($15.50).

While our plate was supposed to contain “beef,” inexplicably, the three hardened tortilla shells we received were stuffed with extremely skimpy servings of an over-salted, stringy “substance,” that tasted nothing like meat.

Even if we were to put the seasoning and taste issues aside, because we thought the chef could have thrown in some more (of that unidentifiable) “protein” for the $15.50 ask, we ended up not “appreciating” this dish, and scored it a scornful “F.”