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CANDELA - Latin & Mediterranean Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale


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CANDELA - Latin & Mediterranean Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale

toitoi | Sep 20, 2009 01:45 PM

2909 NE 6th Avenue
Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale)

Armando, a Cuban, is the chef, his wife assists. There is a menu, but he also offers a couple of specials each evening - meat and fish.

Unfamiliar with Fort Lauderdale restauants, I was taken to CANDELA on Monday evening. We started off with deep fried yucca, served with two sauces - it was outstanding.

Next, was a special of baby back pork ribs two ways, in a tomato sauce and cracklings served alongside. White rice, with the best tasting black beans I've ever had, served separately

He doesn't sell wine, but there's a small liquor store next to the restaurant - limited choices, best to go elsewhere.

When I was asked did I want Thai on Tuesday, no was my answer, back to CANDELA, Yucca again, and short ribs that fell off the bone - DELISH!

Trout was the fish on Monday, and Flounder on Tuesday. A friend had the trout, which I tasted and found to be moist and flavorful. Another friend had the chicken piccata, not in the least bit dry. Another, had the Ropa Vieja

Armando is a superb chef and deserves recognition. Try it, I'm certain you'll go back just as I did.

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