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anything new in past year for pescatarian 45 min radius of plantation?

1newyorkguy Dec 1, 2013 03:14 AM

anything great I should know about? interested in different price points, different ethnicities.

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    Semprini Jan 13, 2014 10:11 AM

    Two more that I noticed but haven't tried yet - casual Tex-Mex place named "Chicano Express" in the rambling plaza near 44th and University, just north of Joe's Crab Shack. http://www.chicanoexpressgrill.com/live/

    The other is a Chilean restaurant on State Rd 7, just south of Griffin road, in a standalone building that was a muffler shop until recently. I don't think it was open for business when I first saw the place a few months ago, but it looked close.

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      Semprini Dec 20, 2013 09:14 AM

      I just remembered another - 595 Tap and Tavern on state rd 84 at Hiatus (in the Winn-Dixie plaza.) There are several vegetarian and fish options. I'd say it's the best sports bar food in the area by a wide margin.

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        Semprini Dec 20, 2013 09:09 AM

        I haven't tried it yet, but there's a Vietnamese place that opened about a year ago on University Dr, north of Sunset Strip. Oddly named - Pho Brandon, but probably worth a look :) Also, El Avave Azul opened another restaurant at the SW corner of University and Nova drive.

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          retloctt Dec 20, 2013 09:39 AM

          Pho Brandon is great!!! I've eaten there a few times and it's always fantastic. The service is a little clunky though. There's usually only one guy(owner?) and he runs around like crazy trying to do everything. Food usually comes out quick, but getting a water glass refilled takes some time. The Green Papaya Salad is a must get but be careful because it's a pretty large portion as are most of the items we've tried. We usually go home with enough for lunch the next day!!!

           
           
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            retloctt Dec 20, 2013 09:43 AM

            I wasn't a big fan of El Agave Azul. Maybe it was just the stuff we got, but we haven't had the motivation to go back. It's setup buffet/cafeteria style and everything is already cooked. I've been to the west coast and seen this done properly. Everything was just kinda flat.

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              Semprini Jan 13, 2014 08:58 AM

              I like EAA's sopes (the veg option with champinones & chile de arbol,) but most of the people I've brought there have shared your feelings about the place. Still, I'm glad I can get horchata and tamarind agua fresca in my neighborhood.

              Thanks for the info about Pho Brandon, I'll check it out.

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            mrmagee Dec 6, 2013 07:44 PM

            Lobster Bar Sea Grille is probably the best all round restaurant in FLL right now.

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              retloctt Dec 6, 2013 06:42 PM

              Have you ever been to Marumi. It's right in your backyard yet often overlooked.

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                LiveRock Dec 7, 2013 07:36 AM

                I totally agree...Marumi is hands down my favorite sushi / Japanese restaurant in South Florida!

              2. LiveRock Dec 2, 2013 08:19 PM

                Hot & Soul might also fit the bill...they have some awesome vegan and pescatarian options on both the regular, specials, and brunch menu.

                http://hotandsoul.com/

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                  1newyorkguy Dec 2, 2013 10:57 PM

                  thanks it doesn't have to be a seafood restaurant...just anything that is really tasty offering even great side dishes other than red meat/chicken.

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                  tlubow Dec 2, 2013 10:03 AM

                  Try SEA Restaurant on Commercial, just west of A1A. Great fish, reasonable prices.

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