Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

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Does cooking at home make you feel like this?
Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time.

If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ten best inexpensive restaurants in Broward County.

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10. Gran Forno Bakery
The key to putting together a great sandwich is superior ingredients. So it should come as no surprise that one of the best bakeries in Broward County would be responsible for putting together a damned good sandwich. For $8.75, Gran Forno Bakery offers an array of generously sized sandwiches like turkey and Swiss; Italian cold cut with salami, ham, and mozzarella; eggplant; prosciutto; chicken pesto; and caprese. Way better than Subway. The shop is open every day at 7:30 and closes at 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sundays. Buyer beware: Get there early -- these babies go quickly.

9. Mama's Latin Cafe
Located in the rundown shopping center that houses Winn-Dixie on State Road 84, Mama's Latin Cafe serves some amazing Cuban food at prices that cannot be beat. A Cuban sandwich will set you back $4.95. A huge plate of lechon asado (Cuban-style roast pork with rice, beans, and plantains) goes for a mere $7.95. We doubt you could find those sorts of prices at any Miami Cuban restaurants. The spot is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch.

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Location Info

Mama's Latin Cafe

1015 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Gran Forno Bakery

1235 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup

5435 N. State Road 7, Lauderhill, FL

Category: Restaurant

100 Montaditos

175 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sasaya Japanese Market

1956 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tropical Tacos

1620 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Charm City Burgers

1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Jerk Machine - CLOSED

111 NW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Whole Enchilada Fresh Mexican Grill

4115 N. Federal Highway, Oakland Park, FL

Category: Restaurant

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I am looking for a seafood restaurant that I ate at about a year ago in the Fort Lauderdale area, not sure about what city exactly.  If I remember correctly it was inexpensive, maybe in the back of a strip mall, very small place 6-7 tables and a bar for seating.  We had to wait a bit and the others there said there is always a wait.  Can anyone help me??

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thankfully MADGEs in oakland park was left off the list - i don't want a crowd going to my favorite places and then i can't get in................ LA SPADAs can handle a crowd so that's okay to mention (they didn't here probably because it's already in the NT best "restaurant" category)..............and gran forno BAKERY is NOT really INexpensive on their IRresistable desserts BUT i don't mind paying $6 for a glazed real apricot fruit tart because if they were cheaper i would only eat MORE


There's a few good options but there's quite a few I'd switch out for El Guanaco, Southport, Pinhos, Sushi One, or Hot Diggity Dogs.


Odd list.. only agree with one or two choices to be honest. 


umm La Spada's?


@poop Well, we can't choose EVERY restaurant, but I don't disagree. La Spada's is good stuff.

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