Carlos & Pepe's

1302 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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  • Mon-Thu 5 pm - 10:30 pm Fri-Sat 5 pm - 11 pm Sun 5 pm - 10:30 pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
This sprawling, immensely likeable diner-bakery has a fetching old-timey family-restauant feel to it, and has been pleasing customers for so many years that if your grandparents lived in Dania Beach, they'd tell you what it was like to eat here as little kids. Nothing radical about the menu--home-cooked food that tastes good and fills you up. Roast chicken, meatloaf, pastas, burgers, steaks, salads--it's a big selection of American favorites that hit the spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don't pass up desserts, as the bakery portion of the restaurant puts out some very good pastries. Fresh, chunky salsa cruda and warm tortilla chips are so good, you'll want to make a meal of them, but resist the temptation to eat too many so as to save room for the same crisp chips in other dishes. Like the nacho sampler, which features a platter of bite-sized, homemade tortilla chips individually piled with fresh crab, chicken, or beef and guacamole, salsa, jack cheese, and sour cream. Fajitas with fresh tortillas and crispy flautas of shredded beef are also good choices. The bar serves some mighty fine margaritas on the rocks.

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