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Jan 14, 2013 11:16 AM

Pembroke Pines

Will be visiting in a couple of weeks. Seems like this area is a wasteland, with mostly chain restaurants and strip malls. Anything more noteworthy around here?

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  1. There are some good ethnic places at Pines Blvd and University. Pho 78 or Sheiks bakery for roti. Good burger at elevation burger just west of I-75 on pines blvd.

    1. That's it? A little Asian and another chain? Where does one have to travel to to get a decent real restaurant?

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      1. re: lemarais

        generally east. and then south or north.

      2. Hi lemarais: Brimstone Woodfire Grill is awesome! I love ALL of the food. Some nights they provide live music on the patio area.This restaurant is located in the Shops of Pembroke Gardens. Very nice area to walk around before/after dinner. Check out the menu.

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        1. re: travelinggirl

          Thanks, travelingirl! Looks like a starting point. Still looking for some other suggestions-- what about if I went into Hollywood or FtLauderdale?

          1. re: lemarais

            Give me some more information. Type of food, price point, casual/formal? There are many many great places to eat in Broward county especially since you are not restricted to Pembroke Pines.

        2. China pavilion at flamingo and pines offers authentic dim sum.
          I Love Tacos on 17722 pines is a lovely place for Tacos.
          Romeu's cuban restaurant on 6800 Dykes rd is our little best kept secret for Cuban food.
          All are low budget family restaurants too

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          1. re: keithtang

            Mentioned all the right places. I'll second all those and say that Mezes and Mazza are good for Greek/Lebanese food, respectively.

          2. We have a good number of "mom & pop" ethnic restaurants here in the Pines. Atlakat on Taft & Douglas for Salvadorian, Mezes on Pines Blvd for Greek, Las Totoritas, also on Pines for Peruvian, Broccolini's on Sheridan & Hiatus for Italian and others too numerous to mention. Certainly not a "wasteland".