When my husband suggested dinner at a restaurant on Ocean Drive, I groaned. Ugh - all the people coming up to you and trying to get you to dine at their restaurant on overpriced stale pasta! But this place was a huge surprise and truly excellent. We live in NYC and travel all over the world eating at great restaurants all the time but this place still impressed us. It was the best octopus my husband and I had ever eaten. Tender and mouth wateringly good. Even if you don't generally like octopus, try theirs. The waiter told us that the chef buys only octopus from Portugal as it is always the best. I had the shrimp appetizer which was also excellent. I had grouper with a macadamia nut crust - moist and perfectly cooked - and my husband had the orzo paella - huge portion and delicious. Our waiter was beyond delightful - funny and perfectly attentive. He recommended just the right wine and he brought us a complementary dessert of an ice cream/creme brulee which was so delicious. The chef at this restaurant was so impressive. I never expected to find a place like this on Ocean Drive! It's on the southern end of the Ocean Drive strip of restaurants and it's the only spot that doesn't have people trying to draw you inside with promises of 2 for 1 drinks. Nor does it serve the bucket sized drinks topped with two upside down coronas. This is a truly quality spot. Highly recommend it. Don't miss the excellent gelato spot for post-dessert dessert just a bit further south down Ocean Drive!
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