100 Favorite Dishes: No. 52 -- Encebollado de Pescado from Cafe Paraiso

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As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 52" Encebollado de Pescado from Cafe Paraiso

Fortunately, when the Alcivar family bought Cafe Paraiso a few months ago they decided to keep many of the Cuban dishes for which Cafe Paraiso is known. In addition to classic Cuban dishes, the family has added a few tasty, new dishes to celebrate their Ecuadorean roots.

Stop by the outdoor eatery and try an over-sized bowl of piping hot Encebollado de Pescado, a tangy Ecuadorean fish soup that is heaping with shrimp, tuna, yuca and topped with tangles of pickled onion and cilantro.  Need some spice in your life? Drizzle Paraiso's piquant salsa de aji casero in your soup! This spicy salsa is delicious but it's not for the faint of heart! It is strictly for those who can stand some heat, are looking to sprout some chest hair and/or have been double-dog dared to try it. 

The quirky, Key West style courtyard behind the restaurant is filled with bright, kitchy artwork created by the previous owner and provides a cheery backdrop for enjoying delicious soup, hellah strong Cuban coffee, and that gorgeous new mane on your chest! The restaurant is open every day but Sunday.

Cafe Paraiso
925 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

954-729-1902

Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 53: Fish Tacos from Kahuna Bar & Grill
No. 54: Lobster Corn Dogs from Rok:Brgr
No. 55: Gazpacho from John G's on the Beach
No. 56: Black & Blue Oysters from Shuck-N-Dive
No. 57: Latin Macho Burger from Latin Burger
No. 58: Dover Sole from French Corner Bistro & Rotisserie
No. 59: Cider Doughnuts from Chef John Carlino
No. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop
No. 61: Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food
No. 62: Pastrami Sandwich from Primanti Bros.
No. 63: "Monster" Hoagie from LaSpada's Original Hoagies
No. 64: Truffled Chips from YOLO
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 66: Fish Sandwich from Lazy Loggerhead Cafe

No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 68: Seafood Salad Sandwich from Le Tub
No. 69: Wings from Lefty's Tavern
No. 70: Sake Flight from Wild East Asian Bistro
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon
No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger


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Location Info

Cafe Paraiso

925 N. Andrews Ave., Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Category: Restaurant


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