Seafood or Cuban Near Westin Diplomat in Hollywood
For Seafood / Stone Crab try Billys
With a quick search you could have found
lpop, I recommend Lola's on Harrison for dinner.
Fulvio's for upscale Italian
Timo is great and a short cab ride
Padrino's for Cuban
El Goyo Pollo for awesome ceviche
El Tamarindo for Salvadoran (churrasco, carne asada, rice/ beans etc)
Sage for great NY style bagels
Le Tub for a great burger and beer
Giorgio's bakery for breakfast and lunch
Sugar Reef on broadwalk also for breakfast and lunch
Opa for good Greek food in a fun environment
The post DID SAY
" With a quick search you could have found "
as no one else was responding
Now that you have some names its up to you to look into whether they are still around and enjoyed
Just trying to help
Although I do agree with pilches Halandale/Hollywood is not a foodie meca
Sadly, the Halandale/Hollywood area is not a great source for great restaurants, but there are some. Not so much seafood and/or cuban, but Timo is very good. Also Hiro Yako San is close by and also very good. Sugar Reef has good food and a wonderful atmosphere - right on the beach. A lot of people love Le Tub which is truly a joint on the Intracoastal for burgers. If you want to venture north to Ft. Lauderdale or south to Miami, you have much better choices. Do a search on the board for what looks good to you and then I'm sure the locals will be able to help you out more.
Thanks Pilches. May I add we are not looking for anything too formal/fancy (Timo's pics on their website showed a somewhat formal dining room with white tablecloths...not really the vibe I'm looking for).. The Sugar Reef looks like a possible with nice setting on the beach. How does it compare to Billy's Stone Crab?
El Padrino came up in a yelp search for Cuban food and it is rated 4/5 stars. Have you eaten there and what is your opinion? They seem to have many good reviews in print as well. http://www.padrinos.com/inthenews.htm