Peruvian restaurant serves food that sticks in the mind and belly. Don’t be surprised to find a soccer game on the TVs here and no one rushing you out the door. Lunch, dinner, brunch Sundays. Reviewed 2-5-16. Café Seville — 2768 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-1148. While it sometimes seems more Milan than Madrid, this happily stuck-intime Spanish restaurant is delicious all the same. Spanish, European/Italian. Lunch, dinner. Moderate-expensive. Reviewed 8-10-2016.
Burlock Coast — 1N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-302-6460. Located at the Ritz-Carlton, this is a beachside eatery offers a vibe that is more unpretentious party than exclusive club. Try the smoked fish dip. Expensive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reviewed 4-1-16. Poke House – 666 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 754200-4555. High-quality bowls of raw marinated fish will lure sushi and seafood lovers to this casual Hawaiian surf-themed spot. Tuna, salmon and Hamachi are served over rice, kale or quinoa. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive-moderate. Reviewed 3-29-17. Sea Watch on the Ocean — 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-781-2200. In
The Foundry – 2781E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 754205-6977. A trendy industrial space that opened in December 2015, it features a lively bar scene and serves good burgers, short-rib tacos, pizzas and entrees. Raw bar items are pricey. Moderateexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed11-25-16. Maryland Fried Chicken — 1821E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, 954-943-1800. Since 1968, this no-fuss, no-frills storefront has been broasting chicken. Broasting is a combination of deep frying and pressure cooking that results in a uniformly crispy crust and greaseless meat. Fried shrimp, gizzards and liver are also a specialty. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-28-15. grilling and other sizzling Korean fare, including spicy soups, noodle dishes and stone-pot rice dishes, still draws big crowds to this 15-year-old family-run restaurant. Lunch, dinner. Moderate-expensive. Reviewed11-4-16. Noodle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Comforting Vietnamese phos, vermicelli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills setting along Broward’s ethnic cheap eats corridor. Very good summer rolls and roasted quail appetizer. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive. Reviewed 2-15-17. Pine Court Chinese Bistro — 10101Sunset Strip, Sunrise, 954-748-5958. This is dim sum as it ought to be, a traditional Hong Kong dining experience that’s hard to find in South Florida. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-29-16.
Ciao Cucina & Bar —4443 Lyons Road, Unit D104, Coconut Creek, 954-601-1234. Located in the Promenade at Coconut Creek, this self-described modern Italian gastropub serves inventive items for adventurous diners. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 8-31-16. Sicilian Oven – 801S. University Dr., Plantation. 954533-1047. A growing regional chain that does pizza and other Italian specialties right, including oven-roasted chicken wings, Sicilian rice balls and meatballs. A good place for families and large groups. Lunch, dinner. Inexpensive-moderate. Reviewed 4-7-17. Zona Blu, 189 Weston Road, Weston, 954-617-7999. Gorgeous antipasto platters, seafood, pasta and other treats from the Italian island of Sardinia await at this comfortable, family-friendly restaurant run by two sisters and headed by Sardinian-born chef Andrea Fadda. Try the pecorino soufflé appetizer and the baked cheese with honey (seadas) dessert. Moderate-expensive. Reviewed 9-23-16.
La Union Mexican Bakery — 7796 Wiles Road, Coral Springs; 954-757-0702. Alicia Nieto makes more than 40 kinds of Mexican-style bread and pastry, but she also serves a concise and inexpensive menu of tacos, burritos, tamales and enchiladas. The setting is no-frills. The service is more than friendly. Inexpensive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-2-15.
Chillbar— 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood, 954-647-8505. Adjoining a farmers’ market, this artsy, weekend-only brunch spot serves Southern dishes and creative drinks. Inexpensivemoderate. Brunch, lunch. Reviewed 7-18-16. Ends Meat — 1910 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-3917400. A hole-in-the-wall restaurant creating flavors that will make foodies swoon. The inventive fare includes Reuben egg rolls, octopus-and-shrimp ceviche and a pork-and-beans entrée. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 4-22-16. J72 Chef’s Cafe — 3712 Davie Road, Davie, 954-908-5608. Chefs Joel Ramos and Samuel Infantas have indeed created a chef’s cafe. They are servers, chefs and masters of ceviche, guava chicken wings and an amazing burger made with Kobe beef and lamb with arepas in place of buns. The place is small, with just 20 tight seats, Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-7-15. Juniper on the Water — 1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, 954-544-3370. This restaurant’s Intracoastal view and the stylish interior make you forget you’re inside a condo building. The menu is heavy on such classics as seafood paella, lamb shank, steaks and fresh fish of day prepared a la plancha. The early Sunset Menu is well worth a look. Moderate-expensive. Dinner, brunch. Reviewed10-2-15. JWB Prime Steak and Seafood – 1111N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-874-4462. The fine dining restaurant at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort bears the initials of James William (Jimmy) Buffett and features solid food and polished service in a relaxed resort-casual setting. The chops and seafood outshine the steaks, and don’t miss the spear-caught local fish of the day. Very expensive. Dinner. Reviewed12-23-16. Kristof’s Kafe, 8912 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-475-8977. Cozy breakfast-lunch spot in the Pine Island Ridge Plaza serving comfort classics such as biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash, and crunchy delights such as strawberry stuffed French toast, waffles and quesadillas. Be prepared to wait on weekends. Inexpensive. Reviewed 9-21-16. Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies — 1857 N. 66th Ave., Hollywood, 954-989-0561. Since 1958, the Nigro family has been baking fresh bread, simmer-