Ten Best Restaurants in Hallandale Beach
6. Yudy Bakery
Image courtesy Yudy Bakery Corn empanadas filled with shredded beef, onions and green peppers.
There are few Latin American cuisines that so unabashedly embrace deep-fat frying as Colombian. At Yudy Bakery, there are churros (fried dough), cornmeal empanadas filled with seasoned beef (fried, of course), and strips of pork belly with crisp skin thanks to hot oil baths. You could just go all in with the $35 Yudy Picada. The mountainous plate comes with all of the aforementioned fried goodies, plus chorizo, blood sausage, boiled potatoes, yuca, fried sweet plantains, steak, and chicken. Just be sure to bring some friends to help save your arteries.
5. El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza
Dori Zinn The Tamarindo Pie with spinach, goat cheese and sundried tomato.
Many pizza joints brag about their wood-fired ovens. At El Tamarindo, in a deceivingly sketchy neighborhood north of Hallandale Beach Boulevard, massive pies come from a 750-degree coal-fired oven topped with mozzarella, Romano, and tangy alta cocina plum tomatoes. Try the broccoli rabe pie, topped with the bitter green and chunks of spicy sausage. Yet pizza isn't the end of the story, and there's a bit of Latin flare. Those fried zucchini sticks you order as an appetizer totally go with a griddled quesadilla filled with chicken, refried beans, and sour cream.
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2500 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL
800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL