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Restaurants & Bars 17

Crescent City

meatn3 | May 24, 2009 02:18 PM

I decided to leave I-95 behind and travel on U.S. 17 for a bit. I spotted a little outdoor Mexican cafe on the East side of 17, just South of the light at Central Ave. It is called El Amigo, open 7 days a week until 8 p.m. They make their tortillas by hand, served nicely grilled. The food was cooked to order, tasty and reasonably priced. The most exciting part of the delicious meal were the sweet tamale options. There was a sweet corn, a guava and I think the third was pineapple. I had the sweet corn which was wrapped in the purple outer petal of the banana flower. It was lovely, subtlety sweet. Times like this I wish I was capable of eating much more!
The young woman who took orders at the window was knowledgeable, helpful and proud of their menu. English was not a problem. The diners were evenly split between Hispanic and non-Hispanic, and all seemed very happy with their meal. The menudo at the table next to me looked fantastic. The Florida heat made that option not too appealing to me...

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