Everyone loves a new spin on an old classic, but at the end of the day an icon is an icon for a reason. There’s comfort there, security, and memory.

They are the dishes you seek out on your first visit and those that we locals still enjoy once or twice a week. You associate them with that Latin roll of the tongue, the mojitos, and the smell of suntan lotion. They are infinitely tied to the cultural fabric, the defining moment that historians argue about, and the source of inexhaustible debates between patrons on which is best.

Here are South Floridas’s most iconic dishes that will always keep you coming back to
South Florida. Did we miss your favorite quintessentially
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