Meet Visit Jax Ambassador: Elly Sandoval

Hi, I’m Elly, a finance professional, food blogger and mom to two kiddos and a pup. I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, NYC.

Work relocated us to Jacksonville in 2015 and we decided to stay because we absolutely love it here!

Food is a universal language. It is our reason for traveling to other places around the globe and dive into different cultures. In my Instagram feed, you will find my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville as well as homemade meals using the finest ingredients from local shops. Enjoy!

1. What do you love most about Jacksonville?

The quality of life! Coming from a fast paced city, moving to Jacksonville has allowed me to enjoy the moment. I also love the life-work balance.

2. What is one thing you tell a visitor that they must see/do when in Jax?

Enjoy the beach. We have great restaurants and coffee shops around our beaches, which makes it a perfect day.

3. Where is your favorite local spot to eat?

This is a tough one. We love so many places! But my absolute favorite is Palm Valley Fish Camp. The food, drinks, service, ambiance and views are perfect.

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