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17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
954.441.3474
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem

This place is great however you would easily drive past it which I believe is part of the charm. You are greeted at the door by kind faces. The service is great and on certain nights they have live music. My wife and I had a great time. For an app we ordered the calamari and the risotto cakes w/... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Rodney B
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Miami Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Super Excellent Combination...FOOD AND SERVICE, We were there on 8/11/2015 as a part of an Event from Genzime, the Service was Excellent from the moment we arrived to the end,FOOD was Excellent. I had the Salmon dish which was cooked to perfection portion were good and the appetizer & desserts ..."mama mia" I do really recommend .

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is great however you would easily drive past it which I believe is part of the charm. You are greeted at the door by kind faces. The service is great and on certain nights they have live music. My wife and I had a great time. For an app we ordered the calamari and the risotto cakes w/... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The lunch special is very good as long as you order an Italian dish. Their Peruvian food might be the worst i have ever had. They use Tilapia for their Ceviche, The Lomo Saltado is horrible, and Tallarin Verde just pathetic. Are you kidding Tilapia for Ceviche!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wow what a great place food was excellent first time coming here but I'm sure it won't be the last time portions were good... live music a nice place to Eat and Relax at Pembroke Pines everything was delicious and the Ceviche wow it was right on flavor I really like this place !!!!! Staff very friendly .

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a spectacular dining experience! Not only is the atmosphere incredible, but the combination of live musicians playing soft jazz in the background takes this dining experience to a whole other level! The food was amazing. The ingredients were fresh and beautifully presented. If you are looking for a romantic night out, or a place to enjoy a glass of... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a delight. We went with friends who had eaten at the restaurant before. Ambience was delightful, service was very good, Music which was nice ,though a little loud. So hard to find a nice restaurant with music these days. the restaurant is Peruvian. But they have plenty of other choices. I chose a fish francese over linguini which was... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food in our neighborhood. Great bar for assorted drinks and wine. I would only like the appetizer menu to be more to my family's liking and have more choices that are not fish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went there with a friend, service was A+, food and selections were also very good. We had stopped for just a light snack but my friend had me hood-winked there for the dessert. We shared the Treleche , DO NOT leave there without having it !!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went to dinner with friends - seated very quickly- our waitress Lydia very nice and friendly- appreciated all the suggestions she made for food choices. Got the Lamb chops - flavorful - portions are extremely generous. Around 6-7pm live music -nothing to dance to - like dinner music. Overall, had a good evening - no complaints.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is delicious and the house wines are an excellent value. The atmosphere is conducive to carry on a conversation. The hosts make us feel very welcome each time we return. The only negative I have is that the daily specials are very pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pembroke Pines
  • Phone Number: 954.441.3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?