Pinecrest, FL 33156
- Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
- MasterCard, Visa
- Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
- Lot Available
Miami New Times' Description
It's been almost 50 years since "Shorty" Allen opened his first log-cabin-style barbecue restaurant. Though the business changed hands in 1980, the hickory-smoked chicken and ribs, creamy cole slaw, and homemade baked beans remain the same. Consistently good food at affordable prices is only part of the recipe for Shorty's success. Other ingredients include a comfy Western motif, friendly service, and communal dining at long picnic tables, all of which make for a good-timey experience.
This category is more important than ever, what with the economy falling apart faster than Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. The cost of living is rising, pay is decreasing, and gas stations are starting to offer adjustable-rate financing. Yes, money's tight, but you still gotta eat. Lucky for you, the lunch prices at Acapulco Lindo are bucking the trend. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.... More >>
This category is more important than ever, what with the economy falling apart faster than Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. The cost of living is rising, pay is decreasing, and gas stations are starting to offer adjustable-rate financing. Yes, money's tight, but you still gotta eat. Lucky for you, the lunch prices at Acapulco Lindo are bucking the trend. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, the quaint Mexican eatery in the heart of Wilton Manors serves big plates on the cheap. Inside, you'll find all manner of deal-seekers, from professional types tucking into gooey smothered burritos to blue collar boys scooping up savory picadillo. The dozen-plus-item lunch menu is expansive beef tacos overflowing with spiced meat, palomino steaks smothered in sliced onions, tostadas piled to the ceiling but on the rare occasion you're feeling fancier, Acapulco also runs daily specials like a lunch-sized (read: grande) portion of fajitas or crisp, cheesy flautas. Any of the huge meals start at $4.95, and include a soft drink and a cup of homemade sopa de pollo. Add to that a smiling wait staff dishing out bottomless baskets of chips and salsa (and some damn fine stuff, that), and this is one cheap lunch that feels extravagant. Now, coming up with the gas money to get there? That's another story.
Tips from foursquare
Perhaps the best BBQ in Miami.
The best ribs in town!
Try the new fried green tomatoes.
This place never fails to satisfy
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Reviews and News
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Best Of Awards
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