What has passed off as "Mexican" cuisine in this country for so long has been an abject farce. Leave it to a certain fast food joint to try and homogenize an entire nation's food tradition into simple-to-wrap, thirty-item menu. Mexican food, real Mexican food, varies from state to state, maybe even ... More >>
A fast-casual Mexican restaurant known as Pancheros Mexican Grill opened its doors June 10 at its first Florida location in Jupiter. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering guests $1 burritos all week long, available from 4 to 6 p.m. See also: Brazilian Chain Opens The Shr ... More >>
The taco.; it's one of the most ingenious expressions of culinary creativity, a tiny conveyor of meat, vegetable, sauce and cheese held together in a small flap of corn or flour. Across Central and South America the methodology of construction varies from one country to the next -- and here in Sou ... More >>
Let's face it: with South Florida's heavy colorful Latin population, finding good latin cuisine isn't exactly challenging. But finding a good Mexican restaurant? Now, that's another story. While lots of restaurants in the area produce a decent variation of authentic Mexican fare, true Tex-Mex or a ... More >>
Tucked behind an empty lot with anemic-looking trees, you can barely see Chapultepec while flying down Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Yet it's there, and it's a Mexico-Aztec-Incan oasis replete with cheap beer and slow-roasted meats stuffed inside everything from corn tortillas to tamales. The restaur ... More >>
If your way of celebrating Mexican heritage is making your standard 2 a.m. Taco Bell visit, freeze and put down the Chalupa. Clean Plate Charlie has got your covered on where you can celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, September 16, by visiting authentic Mexican restaurants in Broward. And ... More >>
We're a hell of a long way from SoCal, but that doesn't mean you can't get a decent fish taco in South Florida. In fact, there are some damned fine examples if you know where to look. In anticipation of the New Times' annual Best Of issue premiering in June, Clean Plate Charlie has put together a li ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo is Saturday, and there are many ways you can choose to celebrate what often devolves into a holiday of drinking too much and making poor decisions about one's ability to dance on a bar. (Which, more power to you: Have fun, and call a cab!)Find a list of the typical, tried-and-true, cra ... More >>
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it's time to talk tacos (and burritos, oxtail soup, and pork belly products, etc.). In anticipation of the holiday and as part of the countdown to New Times' annual Best Of issue, we've put together a list of ten of the best places for Mexican food in Browa ... More >>
Ivy Stark, executive chef of Dos Caminos, will hold a book signing on Friday.Dos Caminos is celebrating executive chef Ivy Stark's cookbook Dos Caminos' Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home on Friday, November 18. Stark's cookbook contains 120 recipes and profiles of real ... More >>
When I moved back to Fort Lauderdale from New York, I moved hungry. I asked everyone I knew for their list of places I had to check out. Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar tucked itself into most of those lists. Everyone raved about its alcohol-heavy margarita pitchers and the guacamole -- ma ... More >>
While we were feasting outside Rock Hard Tacos yesterday, a half dozen of people asked us what we liked among the many items in our spread, which led to inspiration for today's post. After all, how often have you dined at a place that's new to you, wishing you had ordered a dish that looks more i ... More >>
Courtesy of Mike SapersteinJust because it's May 6 doesn't mean the Mexican festivities should stop. At El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield Beach, they don't just celebrate the 5th of May, they celebrate every day. Well, starting Tuesday they will, when they have their official grand opening. Tonight ... More >>
Cancun, Mexico: the name alone suggests a good time, with resorts dotting the lengthy beaches that span the distance of this popular tourist destination on the country's easternmost coastal state. Now, Cancun can also mean a good deal on some incredibly good food at the Cancun Mexican G ... More >>
La Fiesta CafeLa Fiesta Cafe in Delray Beach is everything you want a Mexican Grill to be. They have fajitas and flautas; burritos and tacos; chimichangas and quesadillas.But unlike the other Mexican pit stops -- where you order fast, fresh and make-as-you-go -- at Fiesta Cafe, things ... More >>
Not fancy, but tasty!Maybe it's the newborn baby-sized deep fried chimichangas. Or ice creams that aren't quite ready for consumption until they are dipped in batter, coated in Corn Flakes, fried then lathered in chocolate syrup and whipped cream. But restaurant style Tex-Mex cuisine ... More >>
Photobucket: tipt544 Yum, fish tacos! Ever since your recent trip to the West Coast, Cali has you smitten. The perfect weather, the beautiful people, the sightseeing, and -- most important -- the fish tacos! So what is a Baja-loving Floridian to do? You need look no further! Listed a ... More >>
The Bluejay's breakfast pairs chorizo-scrambled eggs with vibrant green chili.View a slideshow of Bluejay's Cafe here. Mexican food and breakfast. They go together like bacon and eggs, Dean and Martin, tube tops and slap bracelets. There's nothing like a perfectly runny egg commingling with some ... More >>
A Salvadoran quesadilla isn't a tortilla filled with cheese; it's like a pancake.Every time I eat at tiny Salvadoran restaurant El Guanaco Taqueria y Antojitos, I learn something about the country's native cuisine. Like yesterday: I took a seat at the counter facing the kitchen, and saw a basket ... More >>
One of the best reasons to cook Mexican food at home is to avoid the canned and processed foods and giant vats of grease that seem to be mandatory in all too many local Mexican restaurants. But if you like golden, crispy tortilla shells (whether flour tortillas for tostadas or corn tortilla ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.No. 35: Tacos al Pastor from Taqueria Dona RaquelThere's something awe-inspiring a ... More >>
Restaurants are frowned upon if they don't have menus online. I've got friends who have said they will not eat at a place that doesn't have a website. Discovering where you want to eat by browsing online is natural for people circa 2010, but there are still some folks -- in South Florida, even -- wh ... More >>
Confession: I write for a food blog, but I can't stand seafood. Like at all. I just about refuse to eat anything that swims: fish, shrimp, lobster, and scallops are all completely off my menu. So when my girlfriend (who thankfully has the same aversion to eating things that swim) and I decided to ... More >>
John Linn Pictured: Scrambled egg breakfast burrito with pico de gallo.Pico de Gallo: Tomato. Onion. Jalapeno. Dice. Cilantro. Lime juice. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.Eggs: Milk. Butter. Wisk. Scramble.Plate: Flour tortilla. Refried beans. Sour Cream. Eggs. Cheddar Cheese. Pico de gallo. Enjoy.
Where are you going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tomorrow? (or if you're like us, where are you starting today?) Below, our five favorite Mexican restaurants in Broward-Palm Beach. Leave a comment and tell us where you go to get your flautas fix, from your local taco truck to your favorite tequila bar ... More >>
How many enchiladas can dance on the head of a palm?
Two miles, two wonderful meals
Two hometown Mexican eateries vie for the hot spot on the grill
But try the puff pastry too at El Chamol
Cantina Laredo sells mole to the middle
Eduardo de San Angel conquers the Americas.
Pick your peppa at Rosa Mexicano.
Pick your peppa at Rosa Mexicano.
Why don't Mexicans in America drink Tecate?
Two new Boca restaurants head south of the border
Fish Taco at Zona Fresca
It's the same old hat dance, a trite traipse into the well-traversed terrain of tacos, tamales, enchiladas...
The search for good, casual Mexican fare in South Florida continues
The South Florida outpost of the Cafe del Rio chain doesn't explore any culinary frontiers
The Mexican fare at Zona Fresca is indeed fresh -- and fast and fabulous