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 >>
Rocco Mangel -- of Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar and tequila dancing fame -- rarely misses an opportunity to party. So it's no huge surprise that he plans to go balls to the wall for the five year anniversary of his first eponymous restaurant, which opened in West Palm Beach in 2007.
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It makes sense that Rocco's Tacos is holding a Chihuahua fundraiser, since it was another, larger taco joint that helped to make Chihuahuas one of the most popular breed of dog in the United States.Back in 1997, fast food chain Taco Bell started an advertising campaign
featuring a talking Chihuahua ... More >>
Rocco Mangel -- South Florida's resident chrome-domed taco and tequila pusher -- is slowly expanding his small empire of raucous Mexican restaurants beyond the borders of Palm Beach and Broward counties. This fall, his brand is heading to Orlando where he will open the fifth Rocco's Tacos and Tequil ... More >>
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 >>
Just when you thought it was safe to shave the ironic 'stache, restauranteur Rocco Mangel provides cash incentive to cultivate a good soup strainer. In anticipation of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at all four of his South Florida Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar locations, Mangel has announced a must ... More >>
Visit this Las Olas location on Tuesdays and chef Adam Dombrowski of Rocco's Tacos is doing double time. Armed with appetites, patrons line the lot to valet for the $14.95 all-you-can-eat day. The Fort Lauderdale location opened a year ago this month.The crowds -- and owner Rocco Mangel's success ... More >>
This man will finally reveal his Palm Beach Gardens restaurant. For months, there have been rumored and rescheduled opening dates, but at long last, Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will open its Palm Beach Gardens restaurant. Get a peek this Wednesday with a grand opening celebration open to the publi ... More >>
This is a pretty quiet week in terms of food and drink events in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Well, except for that whole Thanksgiving thing that's said to be taking place on Thursday. Maybe you've heard?While the calendars remain pretty sparse this week and through the weekend, there are of ... More >>
The key to success is mas tequila. This week, Clean Plate Charlie offered up a list of eight costumes inspired by Florida food and drink for all you Halloween costume procrastinators. The list included sartorial references to craft brews from the Sunshine State, as well as some of our more notabl ... More >>
Food lovers have many options for food- and drink-related Halloween costumes, from the stupid (hello, phallic mushroom) to the sublime (dressing as an undead Cookie Monster, for instance). The choices can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you've waited this long to figure things out. Why not narr ... More >>
That bar looks like it's just asking for the Tequila Dance.Never ones to let a good "drinking" holiday go by unobserved, Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will commemorate Mexican Independence Day on Friday at its three South Florida locations; Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Each pa ... More >>
Dishing up the goods at the 2010 New Times Pairings. This is a great week for thrifty food fans, as you could easily fill your calendar with back-to-back events that give you tons of gastronomic bang for your buck - and in one strange case, no buck(s) (but perhaps a beak) required! Not only is Fl ... More >>
Rocco Mangel wants to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo with YOU.Last year, Rocco Mangel elected to have a police officer escort him to and from his West Palm Beach and Boca Raton restaurants so that he could celebrate Cinco de Mayo with everyone.He ended up in the hospital after suffering from heat exhaus ... More >>
Flickr: Chase.WalksIt's been four days since our last mention of Rocco's Tacos and you're likely concerned regarding the paucity of updates. So, here ya go: Rocco's Tacos owners Rocco Mangel and Big Time Resturant Group announced the opening of a fourth location in the PGA Commons of Palm Beach G ... More >>
Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos.Rocco Mangel finally opened the doors the Las Olas location of Rocco's Tacos on Friday, February 18. There was a private cocktail party before the eatery officially opened to the public around 8 p.m. Guests started to arrive at 5:30  ... More >>
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 >>
It's November: I need a drink.I bet Rocco's Tacos owner Rocco Mangel was the kind of kid who sneaked down to the tree in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve to carefully peel back the wrapping on his presents and steal a peek. His namesake restaurants will host a Half-Way to Cinco de Mayo ce ... More >>
Bust out the tequila and the limes, because tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo!
The Mexican national holiday is a celebration of the country's victory
at the Battle of Puebla --but to revelers the world over, it's just
another excuse to eat chips and salsa and drink margaritas.
You can join in on the f ... More >>
• Three of the four partners of Clematis Street's Reef Road Restaurant & Rum Bar have hit the road in a reportedly friendly dispute over the direction of the casual, seafood-oriented, beachy-type eatery. Niteclub impresario Cleve Mash has bought out Rocco Mangel and Todd Herbst and Bill Watson ... More >>
A face only a mom and pop could love.• The space that once housed Broward's Best New Restaurant is now a sports bar. Mugs Bar & Grill has taken over where Christine's used to operate on Oakland Park Boulevard. At one time, Christine's doled out contemporary American food to the sound of sul ... More >>
Can the folks behind Rocco's Tacos do for seafood and rum what Rocco's did for tacos and tequila? We're about to find out with the debut of Reef Rd Rum Bar, which opened right across Clematis Street from the wildly popular nouveau taqueria. Local moguls Big Time Restaurant Group, Rocc ... More >>