15 Best Restaurants in Tamarac, FL

This article was written by local contributor Kaia King & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in Tamarac, FL

Tamarac, my beautiful hometown in Florida, has always been a hidden gem when it comes to its culinary scene.

Over the years, I've had the pleasure of exploring the diverse and delicious eateries that have found their homes in this welcoming community.

From mouthwatering comfort food to exquisite fine dining, Tamarac has it all.

So, without further ado, let me take you on a virtual tour of the best restaurants in Tamarac, Florida, that you simply must try when you're in town.

Your taste buds will definitely thank you!

Rejoice Café

There's this amazing little coffee shop in town called Rejoice Café, and I just can't get enough of it!

It's a family-owned business, and you can really feel the warmth and love as soon as you walk through the door.

What makes Rejoice Café stand out for me is their incredible selection of baked empanadas and fresh soups, which never fail to satisfy my taste buds.

Plus, their homemade desserts are simply to die for, and it's clear that every detail has been carefully considered and crafted with love.

On top of the delicious food, the wholesome Christian family atmosphere really makes it a welcoming place to spend time with friends and family or even just unwind with a steaming cup of their fabulous coffee.

I make it a point to visit the café every Saturday morning to start my weekend on the right note, and it truly feels like I'm part of the family.

Rejoice Café · 8001 W McNab Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321, United States
★★★★★ · Coffee shop

A1 Fish and Chicken

I recently dined at A1 Fish and Chicken, a local takeout restaurant, and it did not disappoint!

The customer service was truly outstanding, making me feel right at home.

My partner and I decided to try the catfish, which was surprisingly different from the usual catfish we've had elsewhere - in a good way!

The lemon pepper option was our favorite, and even our kids enjoyed their wings.

I also had the pleasure of ordering the Tilapia, shrimp, and wings combo for takeout and was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to find my food hot and ready to go, even after a 12-minute drive.

The employee at the register was incredibly kind and made the entire experience a breeze.

The seasoning on the food was a nice added touch, making the whole meal even more delicious.

Don't let the fact that A1 Fish and Chicken is located next to a Marathon gas station fool you - their food is far from your typical gas station fare.

I had the fried grouper, which was perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside, and filled with tender white meat on the inside.

I can't wait to go back and try the catfish next time!

A1 Fish and Chicken · 6400 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319, United States
★★★★★ · Takeout restaurant

RS Subs And More

As a regular at RS Subs And More, I can confidently say that this sandwich shop has become my favorite place for a hearty meal.

I remember my first visit to this gem of a restaurant; I was blown away by their polite and respectful customer service over the phone and in person.

It's a rarity to find a one-man operation that not only provides excellent food but also top-notch customer service.

The "Kitchen Sink" pizza has become my personal favorite.

This 10-inch individual-sized pizza is packed with flavors and is more than enough to share with a friend.

From what I've experienced and tasted, their pizzas can definitely compete with any good pizza place in South Florida.

In addition to their pizzas, I've also tried their gyro and Mediterranean pizza, which were equally delicious.

My son, on the other hand, loves their burgers and fries.

RS Subs And More · 10032 W McNab Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321, United States
★★★★★ · Sandwich shop

Freddie Restaurant

One of my favorite spots to grab a bite is Freddie Restaurant.

This hidden gem serves a delicious blend of both Colombian and Peruvian cuisine.

On my first visit there, I noticed how clean the place was, and the food was simply yummy!

Every time I visit Freddie Restaurant, the presentation of their dishes never ceases to amaze me.

They clearly pay attention to detail, service, and hygiene.

I enjoyed the jalea, pollo saldado, salchipapas, chicken tenders, and bandeja paisa - they were all outstanding.

Freddie Restaurant Comida Colombiana Y Peruana · 8110 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Sushi Raku

As someone who lives nearby, I've had the pleasure of trying out Sushi Raku multiple times.

This quaint Japanese restaurant is a gem in our neighborhood, offering delicious sushi and other Japanese dishes.

During my first visit, I tried a variety of items from their menu.

The sushi rolls were tasty and fresh, with great size and price.

The place is small and cozy, with a few tables for dine-in customers, but it's also perfect for takeout.

Sushi Raku · 10135 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351, United States
★★★★★ · Japanese restaurant

Kendall Kafe

When I heard that the family who used to own my previous favorite diner had opened a new place called Kendall Kafe, I couldn't wait to try it out.

I must say, it has become my new go-to for breakfast.

The atmosphere is fantastic – very spacious and welcoming.

The food never disappoints, and the portions are just right.

I particularly love their French toast.

It's simple yet nuanced, and you can really tell that it's made with love.

The prices are also very reasonable, making it a great spot for families and anyone looking for good value.

I'm so glad I stumbled upon Kendall Kafe, and now I can confidently say that it's the best breakfast place in town.

Kendall Kafe · 7658 N Nob Hill Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Mannino's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Last week, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to a night out, and we ended up at Mannino's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.

As soon as we entered, we were greeted with a warm smile and promptly seated.

The menu was extensive, but we settled on the seafood combo pasta, chicken marsala, and an XL 18-inch pepperoni pizza.

The portion sizes were massive, and we were delighted by the quality of the food.

The seafood pasta was loaded with fresh shellfish and jumbo shrimp, while the chicken marsala was tender and flavorful.

The pepperoni pizza was a hit - the pepperoni slices were huge, the sauce was excellent, and the crust was perfect.

We also tried the toasted ravioli appetizer and were surprised by the size of the garlic rolls that came with our meal.

Even the side salad was impressive, tasting like it had been freshly cut to order.

The decor and family atmosphere made us feel right at home, and we couldn't help but think about what we would order the next time we visited.

While we didn't try their delivery service, our dine-in experience was memorable, and we're looking forward to coming back soon.

Mannino’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria · 10012 W McNab Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Italiaans restaurant

Other restaurants nearby

Chef Rose Jamaican Cuisine (Sunrise)

I've recently stumbled upon Chef Rose Jamaican Cuisine, and let me tell you, it has quickly become my go-to spot for authentic Caribbean food.

Every time I visit, I am always amazed at the quality of their dishes, especially the oxtail and jerk chicken.

The flavors are just out of this world!

What I appreciate the most about Chef Rose is the variety of options they offer, from veggie and vegan choices to their organic ingredients.

I have friends who follow a vegan diet, and they absolutely love the tofu & Ackee with Callaloo meal.

The fact that each plate is made to order allows for customization, which is perfect for my friends with allergies or food intolerances.

While the place itself is mainly a takeaway joint with a few stools for seating, I cannot stress enough how enjoyable the food is.

I highly recommend calling ahead to place your order, as the food is cooked fresh, and the wait time can be a bit long, but trust me – it is completely worth it.

Chef Rose Jamaican Cuisine · 8308 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351, United States
★★★★★ · Caribbean restaurant

Korea Restaurant (Sunrise)

Just last week, my friends and I decided to have dinner at Korea Restaurant, and it was an amazing experience.

The ambiance was cozy and relaxing, with Korean dramas playing on the TV, which added a nice touch to the atmosphere.

We ended up ordering a variety of dishes, including their delicious Corndogs and Wings, which my friends and I absolutely loved.

The food came out promptly and was served as soon as it was prepared, ensuring that everything was fresh and hot.

I was also impressed with the level of customer service.

Korea Restaurant · 8438 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351, United States
★★★★★ · Korean restaurant

El Boom (Sunrise)

Whenever visiting Sunrise, Florida, I can't help but be drawn to El Boom Fusion Restaurant.

I've had numerous memorable dining experiences here, and the food never disappoints.

One time, I ordered their Arepa sandwich, and it was a delightful and filling meal that left my mouth watering for more.

They're always friendly and welcoming, making the whole experience enjoyable.

On another visit, I tried their wings with a side of French fries, and they were simply amazing!

The sauce on the wings was delicious, and the grio paired with fried plantains was a great choice as well.

The grio was tender and perfectly cooked, while the plantains were seasoned just right.

It's no wonder why the restaurant is called "El Boom" – the explosion of flavors is truly captivating.

El boom · 4525 N Pine Island Rd, Sunrise, FL 33351, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Fusion-restaurant

Souvlaki Street (Sunrise)

As a frequent visitor to Souvlaki Street, I can definitely say their food is absolutely amazing!

I remember when my friend and I stumbled upon this Greek restaurant while looking for a Mediterranean place to eat, and we have been coming back ever since.

The gyro platter is massive and so delicious!

Their spinach pie is very good too, though I wish it was a bigger portion and served hotter.

The big boy platter, which consists of pork, chicken, and beef kebab, is a must-try.

The pork is my all-time favorite, it's so flavorful!

I also highly recommend their sweet potato fries.

They are the crispiest and most scrumptious sweet potato fries I've ever had.

Souvlaki Street · 9370 W Commercial Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351, United States
★★★★★ · Greek restaurant

Don Matias Restaurant (Sunrise)

I'm always on the lookout for authentic Colombian cuisine in my area, which is why I was delighted to come across Don Matias Restaurant in Sunrise.

Let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

One thing that stood out to me was their generous portion sizes, especially their Chuleta, which had an incredible flavor.

I was also pleasantly surprised by their flavorful salad – a rare find in Colombian restaurants, where salads are often dry.

During the weekdays, Don Matias doesn't have a wide selection of soups, but they make up for it on weekends.

As a seafood lover, I was delighted with their shrimp ceviche, which was simply amazing.

The food was full of flavor, and the service was friendly and attentive, making me feel right at home.

My first visit to Don Matias was a memorable one, and I couldn't help but come back for more.

Their authentic Colombian dishes never fail to impress me, like their melt-in-your-mouth steak and fresh seafood options.

Don Matias Restaurant Sunrise · 7788 NW 44th St, Sunrise, FL 33351, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Colombiaans restaurant

Ghiza Restaurant & Banquet (Lauderhill)

Last weekend, my family and I decided to try out a new dinner spot, and we ended up at Ghiza Restaurant & Banquet, a halal restaurant in our neighborhood.

From the moment we walked in, we knew we had made the right choice.

The food was absolutely delicious and fresh, with the perfect blend of spices that tantalized our taste buds.

We tried their Mutton Seekah Kabob, Biryani rice, Samosas, and corn soup, which were all equally scrumptious.

The best part was that, while enjoying our meal, we noticed that Ghiza also hosts banquets and events.

Ghiza - Restaurant & Banquet · 4465 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL 33319, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Halal-restaurant

Jimy's Burger (Lauderhill)

As a fan of Venezuelan cuisine, I was thrilled to discover Jimy's Burger right here in my neighborhood.

I couldn't wait to try their authentic Venezuelan street food, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

They offer a variety of options, but I decided to go for the patacon with carne asada and the hamburger.

Both dishes were bursting with flavor, and I could tell that the ingredients were fresh and of high quality.

Plus, the service was top-notch—friendly and attentive, making my dining experience even more enjoyable.

I've also had the pleasure of bringing my family to Jimy's Burger for a lovely dinner out.

My family and I absolutely loved the Venezuelan twist they added to their dishes.

The empanadas, in particular, were amazing!

I've even heard from others that the burgers are worth trying again, so I'll be sure to do that next time I visit.

Jimy’s Burger · 7794A NW 44th St, Lauderhill, FL 33351, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Venezolaans restaurant

Rootz Soul Café (North Lauderdale)

As someone who loves exploring new places to eat, I recently stumbled upon Rootz Soul Café, a cozy vegan restaurant that I can't stop raving about.

It's not a typical dine-in place, with only two tables, but that didn't stop my partner and me from enjoying a delicious meal there.

I opted for shrimp tacos, while my partner went with a vegan southern crispy sandwich accompanied by vegan bacon and sweet potato fries.

We couldn't get enough of the food, even taking home leftovers and ordering extra to go!

This little hole-in-the-wall gem caters to both vegans and non-vegans alike, offering a variety of options that will please everyone's taste buds.

Who knew vegan food could be this irresistible?

Although I'm not vegan, Rootz Soul Café has quickly become one of my favorite places to eat.

The welcoming atmosphere, exceptional customer service, and amazing food make it worth the trip, even for those who live farther away.

Rootz Soul Café · 1651 S State Rd 7, North Lauderdale, FL 33068, United States
★★★★★ · Vegan restaurant

Final Thoughts

Having lived in Tamarac for quite some time now, I can confidently say that the culinary scene here is fantastic.

From indulging in some authentic Jamaican flavors at Chef Rose Jamaican Cuisine to satisfying my sushi cravings at Sushi Raku, I am always in for a treat.

If you ever find yourself in the area, do not hesitate to give these amazing restaurants a try - I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

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