Restaurant Review: 100 Montaditos

As I might have mentioned before, I live in a
suburb…a city girl in a land of strip malls and chain restaurants, so when
something new and cool pops up in my neighborhood, I jump of joy. Props
to you my dear suburban neighborhood, you have joined the ranks of the “cool
crowds” and welcomed what only currently exists in “hipper” areas
like Midtown and the beach – welcome 100 Montaditos! 

100 Montaditos, the Madrid-based chain that
features Spanish mini sandwiches at insanely reasonable prices has very recently arrived to
my neighborhood! Montaditos, which means mini-sandwiches, are served on
crunchy, freshly-baked rolls and filled with typical Spanish ingredients such
as Serrano ham, Spanish tortilla, chorizo sausage and Iberic
cheese on a choice of white, whole wheat or ciabatta rolls and all for $1 to
$3.

Why 100, well because there are 100 choices on the
menu served tapas-style. The menu is divided into several sections depending on
price as well as “New” and “Etiqueta Negra” Montaditos. I
would usually be overwhelmed with this menu, but being the type A personality I
am, I picked my choices before we even got there and satisfied all my sandwich
cravings.  And if you have issues with
commitment and sticking to one choice, this is your place – perfect for
samplings and discovering new tastes.

The chef, Kiki and I went to our local 100
Montaditos tonight (Wednesday night), when everything is a $1. Take my advice and stay home on
Wednesdays and come another night. The restaurant was a nightmare – first we
waited 15 minutes to place an order and than another 35 minutes to pick up our
order, not an empty seat in a house (I guess that’s not a bad thing), but the
staff was very pleasant and accommodating despite the rising temperatures (not
sure if AC was broken or there were just too many people there). For prices
ranging from $1-$3, definitely visit on a regular night to get a better experience. But I
think it’s a great place to be casual and hang out with friends, and munch on a
variety of yummy little sandwiches.

Tonight wasn’t my first experience either, so I
know how pleasant it can be. I think the whole concept of mini sandwiches at a
wonderful price is pretty awesome, and on top of it, everything is so tasty and
pretty.

Here is what the chef, Kiki
and I shared tonight (and there are leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch):

Grilled chicken and chipotle
ali oli

Grilled chicken and iberico
cheese

Burger, cheddar cheese, bacon
and chipotle ali oli and crispy onion

Pulled BBQ Pork, blue cheese,
bacon and ali oli

Asian: grilled chicken,
arugula, red onion and sesame dressing

Shrimp, thousand island
dressing and lettuce

Grilled chicken, bacon and
coleslaw

Salmon, cream cheese, arugula
and olive oil

Serrano ham, mozzarella,
fresh tomato and pesto

Grilled beef, iberico cheese,
arugula, red onion and honey Dijon

                                          

All in all, I am thrilled to
have joined the hipster ranks and feel like one of the cool kids with a trendy
foodie place in my neighborhood, which I will be visiting frequently, but not
on a Wednesday night 😉

100 Montaditos Pembroke Pines

175 N Hiatus RdPembroke Pines, FL 33026 

 *iPhone photo

2 Comments

  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

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  • Washington State Traffic Ticket
    June 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I love this 100 Montaditos, I am not sure why the reviews aren't better! We go hang out here all the time, and I love all the pulled pork sandwiches, as well as the shrimp and cream cheese.

    We bring friends here all the time when we want to hang out. Its not a fancy place but it has a fun atmosphere with spanish music playing and plenty of space. If you go on a special night (Wednesdays) you're going to wait way longer for a seat than usual. Its not that expensive, just go on a different night!

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