No. 57: Jalea Mixta from El Rey de Pescado
Entire families can feast on a single order of deluxe jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop.
A mammoth portion of fried jumbo calamari, tilapia, and shrimp comes
coated in the same slightly spicy batter, fried crisp and served with
slivers of red onion and a hill of lime wedges. The fat calamari rings
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are as tender as the younger variety usually is, while the shrimp,
head and tail on, are perfect for eating peel, head, and all, like
soft-shell crab or Japanese amaebi. Work your way far enough into the pile and you may find a prize in the shape of disc-like tostones, crunchy and chewy all at once. Best of all, this king-sized meal will set you back only $24 and comes with an exotic atmosphere of a South American-style produce market, complete with rumba DJ and lots of cold brews.
Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
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