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Tropical Chinese Restaurant Top 100

Nearly four decades into its existence, Tropical Chinese is still going strong. The dinner menu is chock-full of offerings, from the traditional to the exotic. Appetizers include wok-fried salt-and-pepper-style calamari and the fun-to-eat “rainbow pancake,” featuring four wraps to fill tableside with vermicelli noodles, wood ear mushrooms, shredded carrot, cabbage, scallions, and freshly ground peanuts glazed with plum sauce. What’s more, this unassuming spot in a West Miami-Dade strip mall remains a go-to for the best dim sum in the county. On weekends, more than 30 kinds of dim sum are offered, all prepared fresh onsite. (The barbecue pork buns are a must.)
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  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Private Group Dining
  • Takeout
  • Delivery