Zona Fresca, the South Florida-based fast-casual chain serving Baja, California-influenced Mexican fare, recently opened new locations in downtown Miami (244 Biscayne Blvd.) and in West Palm Beach. Co-owner Tim Dobravolskis shares his favorite places to eat around the area:
1. Casa D’Angelo
Fresh Fish of the Day.
1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1234.
2. d.b.a. Café
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom Risotto.
2364 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-565-3392.
3. Thasos Greek Taverna
Whole Mediterranean Sea Bass.
3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-200-6006.
4. Tom Jenkins BBQ
Best ribs south of Memphis.
1236 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-522-5046.
5. Drunken Dragon
Crispy Bok Choy is fantastic.
1424 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-397-8556.
6. Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
Best burger around.
1821 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-768-8990.
7. Sushi Samba
Tuna Tataki with Hearts of Palm.
600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-673-5337.
8. G&B Oyster Bar
Oysters and Linguine with Clams.
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-2421.
South Beach Chicken Club for lunch.
3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-772-2209.
For when the carnivore in you needs satisfying.
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-712-0580.