Paladar: New Entry at Gulfstream Park Serves Up Winning Latin Fare
Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup was a thick and hearty concoction made with shredded chicken, hominy and smoky pasilla peppers, garnished with roasted tomato and avocado salsa, sour cream and fried tortilla strips. It was perfect for a somewhat chilly South Florida day.
For dessert, Sweet Potato Donuts sounded appealing - fluffy sweet warm bites dusted with vanilla sugar and served with Paladar's golden caramel sauce. Both our server and chef Orlando advised us these might be delayed because the batter was too thick and they were working on thinning it out. Perhaps they didn't thin it out enough, as the donuts were dense and chewy, not fluffy. Even so, they made for a nice, sweet ending to our meal, especially when dipped in the caramel sauce.
Despite some opening week timing issues, service was polite and friendly. And with its generous portions and surprisingly reasonable prices (guess they figure people here will be dropping their dough on horses and slots), Paladar is the kind of place one can return to again and again, especially if you happen to live in northeast Miami-Dade or southeast Broward. But it's also one of those "worth a drive" spots when you're looking for something new, different and delicious.
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