Gordo’s Grill – Oakland Park
Gordo’s Grill: 1388 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334
I am not sure if this one is related to the Gordo’s Grill that is in Margate or not. However this place opened up a few months ago with no fan fare. One day it was under remodel, and the next it was opened. We’ve driven by the place several times and usually notice only one or two cars in the parking lot, which I assumed was just the employees. I have occasionally noticed people inside eating when driving by as well, but it is never crowded or busy. Even though I would normally stay away from a place like that, I said what the heck and we decided to check it out. Well I must say that we were both pleasantly surprised.
This restaurant is one with a Peruvian flare. Their specialty is their rotisserie chicken and seafood items. When we pulled up there was two other cars in the parking lot. We entered and noticed two employees and one other person who was eating food. We were greeted by one of the owners at the register who explained the menu to us and about their lunch special. At the time it was only $4.25 for the lunch special, that is an amazing deal no matter where you go. Jerry and I decided to opt for two regular meals though. He had the Grilled Flap Steak with 2 sides and a soda. The steak was marinated in Peruvian spices. It was tender and juicy and a nice sized portion. You get two sides with it and he opted for black beans and rice. He also got a soda with it and it was only $10.95 plus tax. What a deal. I decided to try one of my favorite dishes which is the Lomo Saltado. This dish comes with French Fries and white rice with a soda. They cooked the steak perfectly and mixed it with grilled onions and tomatoes in a fantastic sauce. There was good flavor with the beef and the sauce had a nice hint of ginger in the soy sauce. I would have preferred the fries to be cooked a little more, but the meal was actually very delicious. Plus I got all that for only $10.50 plus tax. Both of us really enjoyed our meals and the owner came around to check on us and make sure everything was okay and refill our drinks. For the price, you really can not beat this place.
While there we noticed a few other people come in with one sitting down to eat and the others mostly doing take out. Seems like this place does more take out than eat in.
Pricing: $-$$ for lunch and dinner