Zona Fresca

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    November's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

    With tourist season upon us, a few holidays down, and a couple more to go, there's much to be thankful for in Broward and Palm Beach counties as we make our way into winter. In addition to the proliferation of snowbirds, South Florida has been and is still getting a plethora of new dining options s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    October's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

    Another month, another set of restaurants comes and goes. Fortunately, this fall it seems as though we have more opening up and in the works than falling through the cracks. From healthy to hearty comfort fare, to Indian, Japanese, Italian, and everything in between, Broward and Palm Beach countie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    August's Restaurant Opening and Closing in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    With the passing of Labor Day, "season" is well on its way. The tourists and seasonal residents will be here within the next month or two, which means they will need places to eat and party. Luckily, local restauranteurs are planning on creating some openings with plenty of new concepts in the works ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 Readers' Poll: It's Time to Choose Sides

    The time has come, South Florida. New Times writers are busy choosing our picks for the best food, music, shops, services, and anything else that can be categorized for our annual blockbuster Best Of Broward-Palm Beach. But for all our hard work, there are some of you who think you can do better. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Best Fish Taco in South Florida

    We're a hell of a long way from SoCal, but that doesn't mean you can't get a decent fish taco in South Florida. In fact, there are some damned fine examples if you know where to look. In anticipation of the New Times' annual Best Of issue premiering in June, Clean Plate Charlie has put together a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Zona Fresca in Pompano Beach Sticks to the Formula

    When sitting down with a grilled veggie burrito earlier this week at the third and newest Zona Fresca restaurant (located in Pompano Beach), I was reminded of New Times' writer Stefan Kamph's recent declaration that burritos are "not for women." While the burrito in front of me wasn't an exact appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    South Florida's Best Guacamole

    ​Guacamole takes something great -- the avocado -- and makes it even better (pair it with still-warm housemade tortilla chips and a margarita and you achieve perfection). South Florida can't match Southern California in the guac department, but there certainly are worthy contenders in this region. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Welcome Lime Fresh Mexican to the Burrito Barrio on Friday

    ​The newest outpost of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will open Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Though it was slated to debut today, final inspections have delayed the grand opening. The menu is made-to-order Mexican grill standards: half a dozen appetizers, four salads, three soups, and a myriad of quesadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Three (More) Free Foodie Apps for the iPhone

    ​In a small but concise priority listing of life, food is near the top. So is my iPhone. Thankfully, Apple combines the love I have for both. Earlier this month, I got an email from Apple with dozens of food application suggestions. While I gave you my top five free food apps for smartphones in De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Chipotle or Zona Fresca: Which is Better?

    Will Zona Fresca's business suffer with a Chipotle directly across the road?​Fort Lauderdale residents should prepare to pose this question to themselves every day at lunch time by this summer. Almost directly across US-1 from the heavily trafficked Zona Fresca, a new Chipotle restaurant is under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Fish Tacos in South Florida: Six Places to Find Them

    Photobucket: tipt544 Yum, fish tacos! ​Ever since your recent trip to the West Coast, Cali has you smitten. The perfect weather, the beautiful people, the sightseeing, and -- most important -- the fish tacos!  So what is a Baja-loving Floridian to do? You need look no further! Listed a ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Burger From Brass Ring Pub

    Gail Shepherd​As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 31: Burger from Brass Ring PubThe Ring has been open, run by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Salsa From Zona Fresca

    Photo by flickr user Kristen :: The Kitchen Sink.​As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to

  • Dining

    February 5, 2009

    The Mex Racket

    How many enchiladas can dance on the head of a palm?

  • Foodstuffs

    May 12, 2005

    Best Fish Sandwich

    Fish Taco at Zona Fresca

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    In the Zona

    The Mexican fare at Zona Fresca is indeed fresh -- and fast and fabulous