Mojo Restaurant Lounge
Mojo Restaurant Lounge 4140 N Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33308
Mojo is a restaurant that has been around for a few years now in Fort Lauderdale. Located on Federal Highway just north of the Imperial Point section. We have been there several times and always have a good meal. There is plenty of parking the strip mall that Mojo is located in. Inside you ill find a nice size bar with friendly bar tenders. As you enter on your right you are greeted by the hostess with a smile. There are a few tables on either side of the entrance. Most nights you will also find live music there to serenade you as you eat.
The staff is always friendly and with a smile. We have never had a bad meal there and enjoy out time there. This time we went with three other friends who also have been there many time and enjoy the food. The dishes are reasonably priced so you won’t break the bank having a good meal here, but the drinks are a little pricey for dinner. So let’s dive into what we had on our visit to Mojo.
I was the only one who had an individual appetizer and I started with chicken rice soup. I thought the broth was very tasty, not too salty with a good chicken flavor. There was a good amount of chicken as well and just the right amount of rice. For the table we ordered some calamari tossed in Japanese seven spice, sweet Thai chili, lime which was perfectly cooked and had a nice crispy bread crumb coating to it.
For the main dishes, we will start with the braised lamb shank which Bob and his nephew had. Australian slow cooked shank, pan gravy, creamy mascarpone polenta, butter broccolini, and the meat just falls right off the bone. Both of them could not put their forks down as they dug into the very tasty dish. Jerry and Robert both decided to have the 10oz pork chop. An adobo-coffee spiced rubbed pork chop, Dijon-maple sauce, brown sugar grilled peaches, red onion marmalade, rustic mash, collard greens makes for the perfect southern dish. Flavor runs wild with this dish and both of them were very happy. The coffee rub gives the pork a great flavor while not being too over powering. There was not a morsel of food left on either of their plates.
The last dish was Mojo’s version of Chicken Francaise. I had to laugh a little bit though as they spell it wrong on their menu, misspelling as franchaise. Guess they did not have someone edit the menu before it was published. But spelling errors aside, the dish is breast of chicken, lemon-caper-butter sauce, sautéed spinach, garlic mash potatoes. Since their version was not a recipe that I was familiar with, I had some reservations about ordering it. But I decided to try it and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. There was just the right amount of lemon flavor and the capers were a nice touch. The sauce was not over bearing and just the right amount with the chicken having a crispy bread coating.
The one thing that I do wish they would do differently though, is serve this dish over rice. I don’t think that the garlic mash is a good accompanying side item for this meal. serving it on a bed of rice would make for a much better dish.
Mojo is a great restaurant for southern home cooking and great flavors. We would recommend that you consider adding it to your list of regular places to go.
Pricing: $$-$$$ all depending on what you order and drinks. Food was fresh and the South Florida Eats team really enjoyed our dinner.