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El Floridita Sea Food

13501 SW 136 St.
Kendall, FL 33186
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  • Sun-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri-Sat 8am-11pm
  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Lot available
  • Not necessary, Reservations Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At El Floridita Sea Food restaurant, the friendly, hospitable servers will greet you with fish dip, crackers and a smile. But beware their attempts to woo you with filler - you'll need lots of room for what's ahead at this Kendall seafood spot. Start with the frituras de bacalao (cod fritters, $4 for 6). Then, go for paella con camarones (shrimp paella, $14), the mar y mar (fish filet, shrimp and mussels, $16) or the albondigas (meatballs) with homemade pasta and marinara sauce ($10). Their legendary lunch specials run $10 and include salad or soup, a choice of main dishes like enchilado de pescado (fish creole), troncho de pescado (fried fish fingers) or albondigas catalana (Spanish style meatballs), dessert and coffee. But be warned, there's no working after that onslaught. With bottled wines starting at $12.95, you can flood your stomach with red or white to wash the gluttonous guilt away. And with these prices and portion sizes, your leftovers might last all week.

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