Since my last Friday Five we've spent more time over in Fort Lauderdale. It's our favorite place for good food. I thought I'd share five great meals I had for this Friday Five.
Our first stop in Fort Lauderdale was at a new to us Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Dona Raquel. I felt like I was walking into a restaurant in Mexico. I knew this one would be added to our list of favorites before I even ordered. It was obviously true authentic Mexican. Speaking of authentic, I probably should have gone with a Margarita, but I adore my Pina Coladas, just couldn't resist.
Just as I knew it would be, the food was fantastic. The tamales (not shown) were out of this world kind of terrific. We can't wait to go back on our next trip over to Fort Lauderdale. Delicious!
Next on the list was our favorite seafood shack, Tarks. I know I've already told you all about Tarks, but have to post this week's round of yummy goodness.
I had the fried scallops and Hubby had the steamed seafood combo and the wings. This place not only has the best seafood, but their chicken wings are incredible as well.
Next was Miyako Japanese Buffet. I'm generally not a fan of buffets. The food usually isn't great, and not being a big eater it usually doesn't pay for me to go to any kind of all you can eat place. Plus, I'd generally rather have my yummy leftovers to bring home.
My oldest son was with us, he's a big eater, so this was a good option. Plus it has been on my list of new places to try.
This place was impressive. It's immaculate, has a very upscale look, but very reasonable prices, less than $12 per person for lunch. All the food was so fresh and delicious too.
I chose a nice freshly cooked meal at their Hibachi grill, the guys enjoyed plate after plate of fresh sushi along with everything else the place had to offer, which was a lot! The photo below is the impressive sushi bar, hundreds of different kinds to try.
I never got to dessert, but like everything else there, what an impressive amount of options. This is only one side of the dessert counter. They also had a chocolate fountain for the marshmallows and fresh fruits is desired.
We will definitely be back here, especially anytime we have either of the boys with us on our trips.
Our next stop was Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. This was a very nice upscale chain pizzeria, but also very pricey. The food was good for a chain restaurant, but I prefer the little authentic places with great food at great prices.
We had a party of five and started with a giant family size Gorgonzola salad. It was so delicious. It was definitely my favorite thing that we had that night. Then it was on to the coal fired pizza which was very good.
We also ordered their big meatball pot served family style. It came with a platter of fresh baked Focaccia bread and scoops of a delicious ricotta cheese mixture on the side.
Overall everything was very good. It isn't on our list of very favorites, but I'd definitely visit again.
Last but definitely not least is 925 Nuevos Cubanos. This is a great little place and true authentic Cuban food.
It's a tiny little counter service only restaurant with all kinds of fun, colorful murals and outside decor. This is one place I could share tons of photos for. I'll have to do a single feature sometime to show you around. This is a family owned business with excellent food.
Service with a smile, and look at the size of those sandwiches. I actually weighed a leftover half the first time we were here, half came in at a little over a pound!
(Note - Photo credit for last 2 photos 925 Nuevos Cubanos).
Mmmm, fresh pressed Cuban sandwiches.
That wraps up my Foodie Friday featuring my five fab meals this week. I don't know about you, but now I'm hungry. I think I'll go grab a plate of leftovers. Have a great weekend, cheers! :)