Zona Fresca, Ft. Lauderdale

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ahh, a wonderful, authentic Mexican restaurant.  It's slogan:
"not your everyday Mexican food, Mexican food you can eat everyday."

My grilled veggie burrito served with chips

The patio was full of dogs.  We loved the pet friendly
atmosphere outside....
Tuesday, February 22, 2010

I think because of my obsession with restaurants and cooking, my best friend Wendy (from Oklahoma City) totally went all out on research for restaurants when she asked me to join her in sunny Florida for a few days.  She was so excited about this restaurant that was just a few miles from our hotel.  After a full day of outlet shopping, and not your usual outlet shopping, this shopping was Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade and so on, we were thrilled to arrive at about 6:30 by taxi to this fabulous find by Wendy.

For dinner, Wendy ordered the fish tacos.  She was thrilled with many rave reviews of the restaurant and the review by one local critic who said the only thing worthy in the place was the fish taco.  She loved the tacos, they were lightly breaded and each taco had two corn tortillas, which she commented how she enjoyed eating from both ends of the tacos as they fell apart.  Wendy knew how much I love, love fish tacos and was offended I didn't order them also but I enjoyed the recommendation from my darling cashier when I asked him what he preferred between the veggie burrito and the chile relleno.  He smiled and said the burrito was quite popular.  So I ordered it up with my choice of black beans over the pinto beans and asked for jalapenos on it and on the side, and he gave me a second smirk and pointed out the condiment bar full of three kinds of homemade salsas, japs, and pico de gallo.  Lemme just say, it was HUGE and perfect.  We both added sides of the habanero and tomatillo salsas to our guacamole dip as well as two huge helpings of jalopenos. 

Wendy went on and on about how much she loved, loved the fish tacos and still couldn't believe I didn't order them.  I loved that burrito, which I never, ever order.  We enjoyed the patio with its 75 degree temperature and canines and families all around.  Our dinner for two with Coors Light was $23.  That's right, $23 including an appetizer and beer.  Don't miss out on this fabulous, authentic Mexican restaurant on Florida's east coast.  And the ladies room boasted a clean vanity and trashcans both inside and outside the door.  You can't beat catering to the ladies.

Zona Fresca, 1635 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 954-566-1777, http://www.zonafresca.com/

1 comment:

  1. this must have got you thinking tomatillos. I want to try that recipe.