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Mexican Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The Taco Spot Serves Tropical Cocktails and Tex-Mex in Hollywood

    The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is many things. It's great for people-watching and rollerblading, for example. And -- of course -- our favorite: eating and drinking. But with an expansive strip offering one establishment after another, it's not too long before you start to notice a few Greek menus a ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2014
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    May 8, 2013

    Julieta Bocos of Casa Frida is South Florida's Mexican Ambassador of Food

    At Casa Frida Number 18 on our Tastemakers list, Julieta Bocos wants you to taste Mexico. Not the Mexico fast food chains try to sell, and not the Tex-Mex most Americans mistake as Mexican food. Slow-cooked moles - a Mexican sauce made with chocolate and chilis - and fall-apart pork called cochinit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    A Real Mexican Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale

    Expect a crash course in authentic Mexican cuisine and wide smiles when you step inside Casa Frida Mexican Grill. "Do you know what posole is?" asked co-owner Victor Bocos during one lunchtime visit. The blood-red soup, the day's special, came with slow-roasted pork shoulder, big tender kernels of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Three People to Know in South Florida's Culinary Scene, Part 3 - Caleb Holman

    Caleb Holman, executive chef of Kapow! Noodle Bar, has been into cooking ever since his lunch-lady mom would whip up great meals at home when not "bound by the government limitations on school foods." His grandma also worked in the restaurant biz, and these family ties instilled a love of cooking in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Pinche Taqueria Works Out Fitting into Wilton Manors

    There are nearly a dozen taco options on Pinche Taqueria's concise Mexican-American menu. Despite our expectations for more true-to-form Mexican fare, stemming from Pinche's New York locations and their strict adherence to those traditions, Stephanie Lee, owner of the Wilton Manors outpost, told us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The Chimney House in Sailboat Bend: A First Glance

    After six years of renovations and government blue tape, the Chimney House Grill & Café is finally open for business. Set just a couple of blocks from Himmarshee Street, on the outskirts of Sailboat Bend in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this renovated historic house offers locals and neighborh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Tin Fish Brings Cali-Style Fish Tacos to West Palm Beach

    There are only two things that San Diego has over South Florida. One is the surfing. The other is the fact that San Diego is the home of killer fish tacos. As in stuff-your-face-until-you-burst  it's-so-worth-the-six-hour-flight good. That's why we're welcoming the arrival of Tin Fish restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo in South Florida: Where to Celebrate

    The good news and the bad news about Cinco de Mayo is that May 5 falls on a Saturday this year. Good news for the obvious reasons (you won't have to develop an elaborate excuse for smelling like tequila at your morning work meeting) and bad news in that there's nothing stopping you -- and every othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    South Florida's Best Food Trucks

    ​ With dozens upon dozens of trucks and a rally or roundup many, if not most, days of the week, South Florida has loudly proclaimed its affection for the food truck. Whether you dig on the savory or the sweet, there's probably a roving kitchen that can make it happen for you. It was no easy feat, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The Fire Within to Host Inaugural Food Truck Round-Up in West Palm Beach

    ​Seth and Melissa Bryan, owners of the Fire Within food truck based in West Palm Beach, are having dinner on Dixie. And, yes -- you're invited.It's a date South Florida foodies won't want to miss, because it marks a "first" for West Palm Beach: It's the city's first regularly scheduled food-truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Barbacoa Tacos at El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield Beach

    ​Even if it's a quiet hour between lunch and dinner, inside Deerfield's El Jefe Luchador, it's as animated as a Mexican streetfest. Tables and chairs wear primary colors like a box of fat crayons. Against one wall, flamboyant masks stare from empty eyes: a reference to its "chief fighter" nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Moquila to Be Reborn in Boca

    ​Moquila is dead! Long live Moquila!  Perhaps that's being a bit over-dramatic, but it's true. The old Moquila has bit the eternal agave. But come June 14, the new Moquila will be born in the same space on Southeast Mizner Boulevard, albeit with a new owner, chef and menu. In order, that woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Q&A With Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos: "I Really Am Just a Glorified Bus Boy "

    Rocco Mangel Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos​ With its first location on Clematis Street back in 2007 and an additional location in Boca Raton, Rocco's Tacos has been a big hit in the South Florida restaurant scene. The fact that the menu holds more than 220 different types tequila doesn't h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Recipe: Lobster and Gouda Quesadilla

    ​I made a day trip down to the Keys this Saturday to enjoy the weather and trek around the Marathon area (before it turned into the two-day shit storm we've been experiencing). When I was down there, I made a stop at one of my favorite places in Marathon: Keys Fisheries. In addition to selling spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Xochitl Totopos de Maiz Are Restaurant-Quality Chips in a Bag

    John Linn​It's pretty tough to find grocery store tortilla chips that are any good. Most commercial varieties just don't taste like corn to me. Instead, they taste artificial and stale.My favorite chip to buy in grocery stores is Santitas Yellow Corn Chips. Sure, they're made by Frito Lay, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Crepas de Cuitlacoche From Eduardo de San Angel

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 1: Crepas de Cuitlacoche from Eduardo de San AngelIn 1993, back when South ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Coca-Cola BBQ Beef Ribs From Lola's on Harrison

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 2: Coca-Cola BBQ Beef Ribs From Lola's on HarrisonBoutique restaurant Lola' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sushi From Morimoto

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 3: Sushi From MorimotoThe Iron Chef's restaurant in the Boca Resort has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Octopus Carpaccio From 3030 Ocean

    John Linn​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 5: Octopus Carpaccio from 3030 OceanChef Dean James Max's 3030 Oce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Moules Frites From Pistache

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 5: Moules Frites From PistacheThere's something about Pistache that just fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Kobe Beef Sliders From Steak 954

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 6: Kobe Beef Sliders From Steak 954Stephen Starr's Steak 954 is as straight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shrimp and Grits From Creolina's Dixie Takeout

    ​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 7: Shrimp and Grits From Creolina's Dixie TakeoutChef/owner Mark Sulzinski' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Gouda Grilled Cheese With Heirloom Tomato Soup at Cut 432

    ​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 8: Gouda Grilled Cheese With Heirloom Tomato Soup at Cut 432The sexy Delra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Crepes From Paris Bakery and Café

    shutterstock.com​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 9: Crepes from Paris Bakery and CaféThe French have been e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Butifarra From Bravo Gourmet Sandwich Shop

    Eric Barton​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 10: Butifarra From Bravo Gourmet Sandwich ShopThe postcard-sized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Topneck Clams on the Half Shell From Tark's of Dania

    John Linn​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 11: Topneck Clams on the Half Shell From Tark's of DaniaThis blue- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Rock Shrimp With Spicu Yuzu From Suite 225

    ​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 12: Fried Rock Shrimp With Spicy Yuzu From Suite 225The Florida rock shrimp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Wood-Fired Pizza From Sicilian Oven

    ​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 13: Wood-Fired Pizza From Sicilian OvenThe pizza at Sicilian Oven smells da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Key West Dolphin Sandwich From The Whale's Rib

    John Linn​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 13: Key West Dolphin Sandwich From The Whale's RibAs featured on D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Singapore Noodles From Toa Toa

    John Linn​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 15: Singapore Noodles from Toa ToaDespite its name, Singapore noodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chopped Pork Sandwich with Baked Beans From Johnnie Brown's

    John Linn​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 16: Chopped Pork Sandwich with Baked Beans From Johnnie Brown'sFor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lobster Roll From Kelly's Landing

    John Linn​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 17: Lobster Roll From Kelly's LandingSweet, succulent lobster is on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Georgia Pig's Bacon

    Photo by Eric Barton​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 john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.No. 34: Georgia Pig's Bacon Georgia Pig's bacon is sliced thic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Florida Tomato Shortage Impacting Restaurants Nationwide

    ​Walking into a Deerfield Beach Tex-Mex restaurant last week, I noticed a handwritten sign on the door. It read, "Due to tomato shortage, customers are limited to one bowl of salsa per table."Tex-Mex without salsa? That's like pizza without cheese. Or sauce.After one of the coldest winters in the ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Raja Tamales From Chini's Burritos

    John Linn​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 John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Fast-Casual Tex-Mex Tijuana Flats Rolls Out New Menu

    Courtesy of Tijuana Flats​ Burrito lovers rejoice! With their biggest menu roll out in their 15 year existence, fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats welcomes half a dozen new menu options to the South Florida Mexican food-loving masses starting today. All six new items were featured items ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Drunken Bliss at Cantina Laredo

    Riki Altman​Why we just had to get away during one of the busiest travel times of the year is anyone's guess, but somehow taking a road trip over Christmas seemed logical when we booked the hotel room in Orlando a few months ago. Granted, it was a fun getaway for a while, excepting the outlet mall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    The All-Ameri... er, Mexican Hot Dog

    ​Has one of the country's most iconic foods become as American as. . . tacos al carbon? In a word, yes. Clean Plate Charlie was scanning the NY Times food section a couple weeks back and came across this piece by John T. Edge, a real scholar of American and Southern cookery and an awfully nice guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Daily Mouthful: Electoral Lunch?

    "They say California's the big burrito; Texas is a big taco right now. We want to follow that through. Florida is a big tamale." -- Dan Rather Bonus vocab word of the day: Ort, n. A morsel left after a meal.

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Loose Shirts and Big Hats

    Yes, the Mexican male is a sexy beast

  • Foodstuffs

    May 12, 2005

    Best Fajita

    Café del Rio

  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    Dawn of the 'Dillo

    Your favorite Southwest café is now undead

  • Dining

    April 8, 2004

    Sol Shines

    Get a little sunny cuisine up in Delray

  • Foodstuffs

    May 16, 2002

    Best Mexican Restaurant

    Anita's Grill Mexicano

  • Dining

    March 7, 2002

    You Too Can Yucatan

    Fresh ingredients and friendly service add up to a satisfying (if not very authentic) trip to the Yucatán

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Captiva Audience

    Southwest Florida's own island paradise offers some tasty treats, even in the off-season

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    January 22, 1998
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