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“El Casa Chimenea - Latin Food Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Chimney House

The Chimney House
701 West Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-900-5352
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Ranked #174 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, Peruvian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a Latin American Grill & Cafe housed in a restored 1924 historic house in downtown Fort Lauderdale, in Sailboat Bend. We are located just west of the Broward Center for Performing Arts. Our Food is Latin American with an emphasis on quality ingredients -- we strive to bring the best dishes of Latin America to your table in a casual and inviting atmosphere.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“El Casa Chimenea - Latin Food Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a wonderful casual neighborhood restaurant with a fine selection of great recipes from Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Check out the seviche - you'll feel like your in Miraflores! The portions are just right. The service is very good. Perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or before a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or iMax. Depending on the weather you can sit inside or inside.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice location, friendly staff, food ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The food was decent but not amazing, ordered a steak sandwich and a cuban sandwich. Maybe just biased since Ive had cubans in little havana. Service was great and nice location.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good vibes and food here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This little restaurant in an old house by the Broward arts center is worth a visit, particularly if you like foods from south America and Spain. We had lots of appetizers and an entree of fish tacos and all were good. The fish ceviche was delicious. If you have been to Peru, you will be a happy camper. Beer and a little wine. Casual but service was good. Go visit...outside with your dogs.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ft. lauderdale, florida
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51 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A little starved for creativity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Cute place, but food lacking flavor and creativity. Fish tacos had miniscule pieces of fish in it and arugula salad w Gorgonzola had 2 teeny pieces of Gorgonzola. We don't enjoy huge portions, but this was extremely skimpy by most standards. Rather they bump the price up a bit and give you a decent portion . Since its only been open a short time we will try again. Perhaps the huevos next time for brunch. It looked good. And everyone was very congenial

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“New Place to "discover"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a new restaurant very near to the Performing Arts Center & Himarshee area that is really worth seeking out. Serves great versions of Latin & Spanish dishes in a beautiful new place that is casual and friendly. Provides a great selection selection of "standards" from Cuban sandwiches and chrasco to fantastic seafood dishes that will not disappoint you. Combine the food with a reasonable wine and dessert selection as well as great coffee and you have all that is needed for a great night out either by itself or pre-theater. The have additional seating outside, so it is very dog friendly too. May be one of the best new finds for the year. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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