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El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza Hallandale, FL

7 / 8

Not to be mistaken for El Tamarindo on State Road 84. This El Tamarindo has the same owners but no oven in Fort Lauderdale.

On this occasion I had the Broccoli Rabe special pie which has sauteed Rabe Garlic and uncased sausage. I have to admit I am partial to the Broccoli Rabe here and have to profess I have ordered it over Linguine.

This pie takes a little time because they have to saute the topping. While waiting, the waiter brings you their homemade bread and garlic laced chimi churi sauce.

No way around it, this is an oily pie!!! You cannot really help it with the sauteed broccoli on top! The first slice holds up to the overload of ingredients put on top, but you still have to eat it with 2 hands. One hand to pull the large chunks of broccoli from your teeth alone! After that the oil gets to the pie and you need a knife and fork but only for the first bite.

The pie itself is thin crusted done to perfection, slightly blackened but not burnt. The sauteed ingredients mix well with the El Grande cheese and Alta Cucina Plum tomatoes.

A side note if ordering regular pies here the sauce is wonderful but very thick and plopped on sparingly. If you want a lot of sauce order your pie with extra sauce.

El Tamarindo gets 7 out of 8 slices