There are three reasons that I will never move away from South Florida- my family, the weather, and Bageland. This long-standing deli located in my home town of Coral Springs, is the one restaurant that I have dined at the most in my life. From the time I was in single digits to now, I have always suggested (and sometimes begged) that we head to Bageland for breakfast/brunch. I'm sure there's some nostalgia there and a comfort zone thing going on, but honestly, the food is damn good. It's safe to say that I've had just about everything on the menu (I've had 20+ years to achieve this accomplishment) and never have I tried something that was "bad."
I have been to many Mexican joints far from the border, close to the border, and actually across the border and can declare that my #1 choice for where to eat Comfort Mexican Food is La Bamba (South Florida). I added the word "Comfort" in there because there are some authentic Mexican meals that I have enjoyed unavailable at La Bamba (i.e. Fresh Ceviche served ocean side), but when it comes to the meat, cheese, beans, and some kind of tortilla combination, they are spot on. There are 5 different locations, all within an hour radius of my house, and I have been to all but one of them over the last 20 years. I don't actually have a favorite one because they all offer the same thing-consistency. It's always a casual, family friendly environment, with the Mexican and Spanish meals tasting the same each time and adequate service (nothing over the top, but they get the job done).
I went back and forth over the past few weeks deciding if Mythos Greek Taverna (Coral Springs, FL) was going to get a Flavor Appraiser write up. I limit my posts to places that I look forward to returning to and feel comfortable recommending. Mythos was on the teetering point, however the "pros" outweighed the "cons" so I figured I should go for it, but put in a disclaimer: Service is not their specialty. I will get into that later. For now, I'd like to focus on why I AM reviewing them, the food and ambiance.