The city of Weston, developed by Walt Disney World designers, offers visitors picturesque views of nature with walking trails, botanical gardens and canals. The food scene incorporates a lively melting pot of cuisines from Italian to Latin American. If you’re ready to escape Miami’s hustle, come and experience the variety of flavors and tranquility in this west Broward wonderland.
250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston, FL
Ireland’s, located inside of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa, welcomes guests with a Zen dining experience. Recognized with a AAA four diamond award, this hidden gem is definitely worth a visit with a loved one. Ireland’s is known for its excellent cuts of steak that are seared on both sides with juice that seeps onto the plate. One of the most popular dishes is the bone-in rib-eye ($65). The seafood dishes are also made with fresh ingredients. You will feel first-class with each plate presented to your table. Perks? If you order steak, the waitress will provide a selection of knives based on your cutting preference!
189 Weston Rd., Weston, FL
Voted best of Weston 2020 by the community and a certificate of excellence 2020 from TripAdvisor, Zona Blu welcomes foodies with Italian cuisine from Sardinia, a place with some of the bluest waters in the world and home to many centenarians. Craving pasta? Try one of their signature plates: “Gnocchetti alla Campidanese” ($18), handmade Sardinian pasta with sausage and natural tomato sauce. This is not a typical sausage as the texture and rich flavor combined with melted cheese make it a must-try. If you have room for dessert, ask for the profiteroles ($10), pastry puffs packed with fresh cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Mamma mia!
1396 SW 160th Ave., Weston, FL
If you’re in the mood for a combination of live music and great Peruvian food, look no further. La Perla offers a wide array of dishes including one of the most popular: Lomo saltado ($15.95), beef sautéed with onions, tomatoes and cilantro served on a bed of white rice and crisp French fries. If you’re hungry for ceviche, you can never go wrong with the mixto ($16.95) shrimp and fish cured in fresh lime juice spiced with chopped onions, salt and peppers. Don’t forget to pair it with a pisco sour cocktail!
Primetime Restaurant & Bar
1744 Main St., Weston, FL
Primetime is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work. Located in the Weston Town Center, this hip place offers happy hour specials that include half-off drinks seven days a week from 5 to 9 p.m. If you’re hungry for a bite, expect a wide variety of American fare including: the Chef’s Special Burger ($14) which is made with a blend of crispy bacon, onions, red wine reduction sauce and blue cheese. Or opt for wings or their variety of salads to name a few of the multiple selections.
74 Indian Trace, Weston, FL
If you are dreaming of Spain and want to feel the vibes of the culture, then you’re in for a treat at Entretapas. Not only is there a wine card with over 50 choices, your server will make sure that your food pairs well with the booze. As for the food, you will never go wrong with a paella, ranging from $18 to $24, or the large selection of tapas. Try the chef’s recommendation: Pulpo a la Gallega ($18.80), potatoes topped with sliced octopus with a pinch of olive oil and paprika. Olé!