a place on earth tomatillo salsa. When I lived near downtown Fort Lauderdale, there was one place I went to when I had the cravings… Zona Fresca. It was only a 2 minute drive from my apartment, but alas, I moved north. Then one beautiful day a few months ago I was driving by a shopping center a mile away from my house, and saw a brand new sign in one of the empty storefronts, “Zona Fresca coming soon”. I almost crashed the car…yes that is sad but true. After months of waiting stalking, it finally opened! Jay and I knew exactly what we wanted since we are lifers. But first, I always have to walk by the glorious salsa bar.
My favorite salsa ever is Zona’s tomatillo salsa. I could down a bowl just by itself. People stare at me while I fill my many, small cups full of the green stuff. It’s tangy and mild. Sometimes I add some Cholula to kick up the heat factor.
Jay ordered the Charbroiled Chicken Burrito (sans sour cream). I had one baby bite and man was it good. You could taste all the components in just the right amounts. The food here is so fresh and they don’t overdo it with spices. They also serve fresh chips with every order. Tip: Get a side of guacamole, it’s the bomb here.
I ordered one Chicken Soft Taco and one Fish Taco (unfortunately not pictured). The chicken taco below can come regular style as pictured with onions and cilantro…or you can get it “gringo style” with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. The fish taco is a beer battered strip of mahi with cabbage for crunch (but too much cabbage on mine) and a zesty, creamy sauce that really complements the fish.
Zona is the best “fresh mex” in south Florida IMO. They use fresh ingredients and have the best salsa around. If you live in Broward county and have never been to one of their 3 locations, there might be something wrong with you.
Are you a taco or burrito person?