El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Delray Beach wasnâ??t complete until it received its new taquería-ish El Camino, Here, owners Brandon Belluscio, Brian Albe, and Anthony Pizzo â?? also of Cut 432 and Park Tavern â?? deliver Mexican soul food and a topnotch tequila bar just a few steps from the cityâ??s Atlantic Avenue restaurant row, at the entrance to Pineapple Grove. The building is adorned with colorful street-style graffiti from artist Ruben Ubiera, including a custom portrait of Emiliano Zapata Salazar, leader of the Mexican Revolution â?? along with Day of the Dead skulls and an El Camino car. Inside, bright-lime-green booth seating and a handmade, rustic wood beam bar run the length of the space, where bartenders sling craft-style margaritas and customers put them back like theyâ??re nothing more than water on a hot summer day. The establishment offers patrons a taste of Mexico through the lens of executive chef Victor Meneses, originally from Juarez, Mexico. Like the drinks, itâ??s a little more craft than youâ??d expect, including hand-formed blue corn tortillas, homemade chorizo, and more than a dozen sauces, including Menesesâ?? secret recipe for hot sauce. In addition to tacos, speciality items adorn the appetizer and entrée menu, with highlights like smoked brisket nachos and charred octopus or chili relleno pan-fried with egg â?? no breading â?? to keep with Menesesâ?? family recipe. A favorite starter: the crispy fried pork skins, or chicharrón. Crunchy strips of fried pigâ??s ear, they let off a muffled pop in your mouth with every bite, like some sort of edible fire cracker, served with a cactus slaw and sour cream.

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