As a natually born Venezuelan living in Ft. Lauderdale/Wilton Manors, I've found that we're in the black-hole of latin food! Having more than enough to pick from in Miami, some really good places north of Pompano and just recently being graced by a Don Pan. When I moved to Wilton Manors, I was pleasently surprised to find Las Colinas, a Cuban/Latin restaurant within walking distance and centraly located. Although the food has never been the absolute best I've ever tasted, I was pleased with the fact that I was getting my latin fix regularly and able to let my expectations slip a bit. A few months ago, while attempting to subdue my latin food hunger, I ordered the ""Ropa Vieja"", shredded beef with peppers and a usually easy great taste. I don't usually eat there, instead order the food for pick-up and enjoy it in the comfort of my home. When I arrived home with my food and started to prepare for the chow-down, I noticed a slight smell of fish and ignored it assuming only that the smell had clenched to the bag or container. Once served and looking forward to enjoying it, I took my first bite, which was absolutely disgusting. My shredded beef tasted like fish!!! I didn't even know they serve fish!! Immediately I called them back and informed them of the situation to which they first requested I bring it back then offered to replace it a later time just by referring to the circumstances. Yesterday I was in need of a latin fix and called them to order and receive replacement of the food I was not able to eat last time. I was told that they wold not replace it due to the time passed between the incident and reordering. Again, I wasn't thrilled with the food originally and now found it not terribly hurtful to NOT eat there any more, but wanted to pass this information on. For those WIlton Manors' locals, check out ""Punta del Este"" - the food is more authentic and they won't charge you extra for those little things that should be included anyways!
Cons: food quality, customer service, pricing