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In Key Largo: The Marlin Restaurant

By the time you reach Key Largo, the magic has probably begun to settle in. No longer are you looking at endless stretches of housing tracts, highway signs and interminable cityscape. Now, you've seen the convergence of the waters; the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico on either side of you. The giddiness begins to kick in: you're in the Florida Keys! Though you may be tempted to just blow straight through - you've already had a long drive, so enjoy the 2 hours and 40 minutes or so of cruising the Overseas Highway by stopping, getting out and looking around at what interests you. Speed limits in the Keys rarely get above 45 mph, so you'll have plenty of time to spot things that intrigue you.

If you're into Cuban food, or would like to try some, then stop over at The Marlin Restaurant in Key Largo. From paella to black beans and rice with plaintains, there's a lot to like about this local establishment. Grab something to go from the order window out front and nosh as you continue your trek south towards Tavernier, Islamorada and Marathon.

102770 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 451-2454

102770 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037.kmz (Google Earth)


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