Pembroke Pines is a South Florida city uniquely positioned between the Atlantic coast and the Everglades. It boasts a nice blend of suburban and cosmopolitan characteristics, including a diverse and delicious selection of dining options. When you're looking for a good meal in Pembroke Pines, try one of these five.

Mikan Japanese Restaurant 421 × 278

Renowned ramen and sushi chef Seiji "Ike" Ikemizu opened his Mikan Japanese Restaurant in the Flamingo Pines Square Shopping Center in 2014. It's since become one of the best establishments in town. The menu features traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi made from only the freshest fish. Locals rave about the creative rolls, sashimi platters, ramen and udon bowls, and curries. For a well-rounded meal, try a chicken, pork, or salmon bento box.

Bare Bones BBQ and Jerk

Bare Bones is a laid-back but highly rated barbecue joint that prides itself on serving well-seasoned smoked meats that fall off the bone. The menu includes all the classics: pulled pork, jerk chicken, baby back ribs, brisket, and homemade sides ranging from collard greens to mac 'n' cheese. You can also order a variety of burgers and sandwiches. Just be aware that Bare Bones doesn't offer indoor seating — you order at the counter and take your made-on-the-spot meal to go.

Casa España Tapas Y Vinos

Casa España (formerly 7 Pecados Kitchen and Grill) is an authentic Spanish restaurant located in Pembroke Gardens shopping mall. Visit for tapas, paella, and sangria in a relaxing setting. Depending on the night, you can enjoy live music or Flamenco dancing. Popular items on Casa España's lengthy menu include the Asturian bean stew, seafood paella, fideua, and roast meats — all prepared by a highly trained Spanish chef. Stop by on Wednesdays for paella specials and Thursdays for tapas discounts.

Capriccio's Ristorante

Award-winning Capriccio's Ristorante offers some of the finest Italian cuisine in town. Dive into authentic dishes in a rustic and romantic setting while enjoying nightly live music and dancing. The menu includes dishes inspired by owner Gianpiero Cangelosi's Sicilian homeland, including veal Milanese, tuna carpaccio, lobster ravioli, branzino, and seafood risotto. Head here if you're in the mood for a candlelit dinner, hearty Italian fare, and an exceptional wine list.

Mezes Greek Taverna

Mezes Greek Taverna is a casual Greek eatery that serves only the freshest Greek fare. Stop by Mezes to share small plates for lunch or feast on a family meal for dinner in either the indoor or outdoor dining areas. 

The menu includes authentic starters such as stuffed peppers and tzatziki dip and rich entrees such as grilled octopus, spanakopita, and chicken souvlaki. If you want to try a sampling of flavors, order the Greek Surf and Turf, served with lamb, shrimp, and veggies, or the Mezes Mixed Grill, complete with four types of meats. Mezes is a great dining option for large parties.

Whether you're in the mood for quick and casual barbecue or fine-dining Italian, Pembroke Pines has a variety of restaurants that will hit the spot. Start with one of these must-try establishments.

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