100 Favorite Dishes: Rotisserie Chicken at Pardo's

Rotisserie chicken at Pardo's.
Rotisserie chicken at Pardo's.
Photo by Jacquelynn D. Powers

As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

39. Rotisserie Chicken at Pardo's

Pardo's hails from Lima, where they have been doing chicken the Peruvian way since 1986. As the number-one chicken chain in Peru, it was only a matter of time before they expanded to the United States. The Miami location debuted nearly two years ago to wide acclaim. The mouthwatering aroma of rotisserie chicken can be smelled almost a block away from this Coral Gables eatery. Diners know it's the real deal, however, when they walk into the unassuming space and see rows and rows of whole chickens roasting on the back wall. The poultry is marinated in 14 secret spices and cooked for hours, yielding crispy, flavorful skin and moist, tender meat inside. The succulent chicken is served with starchy sides such as French fries, cilantro rice, sweet plantains, black beans and Inca corn. We'd like to see the Colonel top that.

2312 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

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100. Warm Buffala Mozzarella With Clay-Baked Roma Tomatoes and Eggplant at Timo
99. Butter Sweet Potato Pecan Cheesecake at the Mahogany Grille

98. Jerk Penne Pasta at Ortanique on the Mile

97. Herb-Basted Chicken Potpie at Gables Diner

96. Calzone Brooklynese at Pizza Volante

95. Deep-Fried Frogs' Legs at Coopertown Airboats in the Florida Everglades

94. Caramelized Onion Quiche at La Provence

93. Huevo Frito con Patatas, Jamón y Setas at Solea

92. Side of Bone Marrow Served With Steak at BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel, South Beach

91. Swordfish at the Oceanaire Seafood Room

90. Twice-baked upside-down Gruyère cheese soufflé at Pascal's On Ponce

89. BBQ Shrimp at Red Light Little River

88. Thai Spring Rolls at the Asian Cultural Festival at Fruit and Spice Park

87. Sunday Fish Fry at the Shantel Lounge

86. Old Dirty Dawg at gastroPod Miami

85. Vegan Ding Dong at Lido at the Standard

84. Mahi-Mahi Tacos at Fish Shack & Market

83. Moroccan Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Elie's Café

82. Spicy Tuna Rock at Asia Bay

81. Lechón Asado at El Palacio de los Jugos

80. Grilled Octopus at Mandolin Aegean Bistro

79. Blue Cheese and Jamon Croquetas at Michy's

78. A Frita, Cuban Hamburger at El Mago de las Fritas

77. Strawberry Shake and Cinnamon Bun at Knaus Berry Farm

76. Chocolate Soup at Charlotte Bistro

75. Corn on the Cob at Shorty's

74. Dim Sum Barbecue Platter at Hakkasan

73. Quadretti con Portobello Olio Tartufato at Spiga

72. Homemade Pasta at Joey's Italian Cafe in Wynwood

71. Tuna Ceviche at OLA

70. Bento Box at NAOE

69. Churros at Sra. Martinez

68. Organic Microgreen Salad at Paradise Farms

67. Warbat from Middle East Best Food

66. Fried Chicken at Magnum Lounge

65. Goat Cheese Burger at Oneburger

64. Chicken Spinach Panini at Lemoni Cafe

63. Spaghetti at Scarpetta

62. Praline Bread Pudding at Morgans

61. Almond Croissant at Buena Vista Deli

60. Steak Empanada at La Estancia Argentina

59. Bacon Guacamole at El Scorpion

58. Omakase, Chef's Choice at Sushi Deli

57. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup at Lost & Found Saloon

56. Chicken Paillard at Quattro

55. Heirloom Tomato alá Liquid Nitrogen at Dilido Beach Club

54. Pork Buns at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

53. The Memphis Piggie at Bar-B-Que Beach

52. Chopped Salad at The Forge 

51. Pan Con Bistec at Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

50. Lobster Ravioli at Calamari

49. Passion Fruit Panna Cotta at Bourbon Steak
48. Spicy Tuna Roll at Shoji Sushi
47. Bang Bang Shrimp at A Fish Called Avalon
46. Meatballs at Macaluso's
45. Goat Cheese Salad at Books & Books
44. Tacos al Carnitas Michoacan at Con Sabor a Mexico
43. Pan-Seared Sheepshead Fish Over Farro at Altamare
42. Deep-Fried Biscuit at the Pit Bar-B-Que
41. Joe's Stone Crab Claws
40. Fried Fish Sandwich at Alabama Jack's

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