Broward-Palm Beach Restaurant Guide

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Casa Frida

After relocating from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Victor and Julieta Bocos said they couldn’t find good, authentic Mexican restaurants with fair prices, so they opened their own. Now, they’ve become known for serving traditional Mexican dishes like xochitl soup and slow-roasted pork leg. The husband and wife were raised in Mexico City, met in Cancun, and say they want to teach people about real Mexican food, not Tex-Mex. “No one in Mexico eats burritos!” Julieta exclaims. “We didn’t know what a burrito was until we moved to the U.S.” Still, this handheld Mexican favorite has made it to the menu due to popular demand, where it joins tortas and tacos. While bold, authentic flavors are the owners’ priority, they’ve also created a welcoming environment with bright colors, dozens of Frida Kahlo paintings, and, most important, warm and attentive service.
Details
  • Price: $, $$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Delivery

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Myapapaya

  • 1040 Bayview Dr.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

954-338-5651

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The Whole Enchilada

  • 4115 N. Federal Highway
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

954-561-4040

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Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen

  • 350 E. Las Olas Blvd.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Thai Spice

  • 1514 E. Commercial Blvd.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

954-771-4535

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The Mason Jar Cafe

  • 3000 N. Federal Highway
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

954-568-4100

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