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9-23-5. Cabo Blanco Restau­rant — 1672 E. Oak­land Park Blvd., Oak­land Park. This un­fussy 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.

Amer­i­can

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. Mus­cle Maker Grill — 230 S. Fed­eral High­way, Deerfield Beach, 954-429-1818. The only South Florida lo­ca­tion of this 50-unit strong na­tional chain, spe­cial­izes in lean pro­tein served in wraps, sal­ads, pasta or guilt­less en­trees. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-13-15.

Seafood

Fish Shack — 2862 NE17th Ave., Pom­pano Beach, 954-586-4105. The tiny, noreser­va­tions restau­rant serves some of the fresh­est seafood in South Florida. Plan on wait­ing for your ta­ble at this friendly neigh­bor­hood charmer. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-22-14. Papa’s RawBar — 4610 N. Fed­eral High­way, Light­house Point, 754-307-5034. From the same fam­ily that’s op­er­ated Seafood World since 1976 is this funky com­bi­na­tion of a Key West-style tav­ern and a hip gas­tropub. Sushi, fish tacos and conch in many forms form the eclec­tic menu. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Din­ner. Re­viewed 2-11-15. 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.

Asian

Bran­don Asian Cui­sine — 6417 Stir­ling Road, Davie, 954-908-5153. Pho is the main rea­son to visit this Davie restau­rant, but gen­er­ous por­tions of spring rolls, crepes and fried rice are also draws. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed1-29-16. Pocha — 4933 N. Univer­sity Drive, Lauder­hill, 954-999-0603. This lit­tle sis­ter to the more con­ven­tional Korean restau­rant Ga­bose, across the park­ing lot, serves un­usual bar food such as live oc­to­pus, as well as in­cred­i­ble fried chicken and spicy pork belly. Mod­er­ate. Din­ner. Re­viewed1-28-15.

In­dian

Taste Buds of In­dia — 7841W. Sam­ple Road, Co­ral Springs, 954-603-6996. Along with a huge menu of fresh, cooked-to-or­der In­dian food, the restau­rant serves In­dian-Chi­nese en­trees. Bol­ly­wood videos play on the TVs, while at­ten­tive servers work the din­ing room. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-1-14.

Ital­ian

Cinque Terre — 7750 Nova Drive, Davie, 954-368-3633. Its plaza set­ting doesn’t hint at the trea­sure within. Chef and owner Aldo Mar­con is Ital­ian-born and –trained, and he makes most of the pasta. You won’t go wrong with ravi­oli or tortellini. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, lunch, brunch. Re­viewed 7-10-15. Sor­risi — 5550 NW40th St, Co­conut Creek, 954-977-6700. A new chef has breathed new life into this Ital­ian restau­rant in­side Semi­nole Casino Co­conut Creek. High­lights in­clude very good clas­sic Bolog­nese and veal scalop­pini with pro­sciutto, green peas, tomato, pro­volone and Madeira sauce. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 5-6-15.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

Chimi and Kim­chi Grill — 10334 W. Sam­ple Road, Co­ral Springs, 954-757-6100. Ar­gentina meets Korea at this mo­mand-pop op­er­a­tion, where you can have grilled skirt steak next to spicy bul­gogi. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-26-14. Latin House Grill — 9976 Pines Blvd., Pem­broke Pines, 954-399-9687. Michell and Bella Sanchez and his mom, Teresa Perez, com­bine Cuban, Mex­i­can and Amer­i­can fla­vors in some of the best gas­tropub fare in South Florida. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 9-5-14. La Union Mex­i­can Bak­ery — 7796 Wiles Road, Co­ral Springs; 954-757-0702. Ali­cia Ni­eto makes more than 40 kinds

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