Joe Rocco

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El Zocalo Restaurant

1436 N. State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Margate


El Zocalo, 1436 N. State Road 7, Margate. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 10 p.m., and Sunday till 8 p.m. Call 954-984-0004, or click here.

Then there are the tacos: Those great corn tortillas are a huge asset. If what they are filled with could be elevated even a little, it would be worth bellying up to the meticulously designed tile bar top to scarf them down by the dozen while watching telenovelas on the slick flat screens positioned just between Maria's bedroom and the front door. On one of those crazy hot Florida days that make you feel like you're somehow closer to the equator, I'd sip on the house horchata ($2), rife with the peppery coolness of cinnamon. And I'd finish again with a slice of cheese flan ($4) that made a divisive intersection between slightly spongy cheesecake and wet, sweet custard. Dishes like that don't need a well-constructed setting to prove they're authentic. But I'd certainly take it all in if they were.

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