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Pardo's - Coral Gables

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Pardo's - Coral Gables

lax2mia | Sep 14, 2008 09:52 AM

We'd been meaning to try this place for a while but like all new restaurants in Miami construction took longer than expected until one day, poof, it's open. Went on Saturday for lunch and expected the place to be more of a Chicken Kitchen type of place (Pardo's is a famed chain of Peruvian a la brasa chicken place). Instead it's a casual restaurant with a modern decor but rustic menu. Mostly everything revolves around the roasted chicken, and it should. The Colonel can keep his eleven herbs and spices, I'll take Pardo's. I'll also take the spit roasted chicken over fried any day. The skin was crispy and the meat tendery, juicy and not dry in the least. Sides include fried yuca, fries, plantains along with tacu tacu, a mash of rice, beans and aji amarillo rolled into a cigar and pan seared.

Food was excellent, service was great, prices are a little high ($9 for a quarter chicken and 1 side) but the quality of the food was worth it. Hopefully they'll get more locations around Miami as it's a perfect place for a casual but solid lunch or dinner.

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