Ten Best Restaurants in Hallandale Beach
4. Chapultepec Mexican Bar and Restaurant
Zachary Fagenson Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup made with chilies, corn and pork, at Chapultepec.
One of Chapultepec's best-kept secrets is the ad hoc taco stand that pops up outside the restaurant on Fridaynights. Cooks grill juicy carnitas and carne asada in the South Florida breeze, hitting each fragrant stack of meat with chopped onion, cilantro, and lime before wrapping it in a corn tortilla. It's a South Florida scene like none other, and it's not uncommon to find whole families stuffing spicy tacos in their faces alongside construction workers, covered in sweat and grit after a day at a job site.
3. Falafel Benny
Zachary Fagenson Falafel pita at Falafel Benny.
"Howz dee faylafell?," Ben Regev yells from behind a glass and granite countertop. Most people can only nod as they chew on soft pitas filled with well-seasoned green falafel topped with tahini and a rainbow of fresh and pickled vegetables. As a kid growing up in Israel, Regev used to skip school to work odd jobs to buy falafel. As an adult, they've become his life. He says even Muslims come into his small shop for falafel saying "kif imeh," which in English, he says, means "like home."
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2500 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL
800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL