Restaurant Reviews

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar, Now in Boca, Wins Some, Loses Some

Transplanted from its Clematis Street location and set in the heart of Boca Raton, Rocco's Tacos offers pricey Mex-ish bar food, a club-like atmosphere, and plenty of tequila to help it all down. Back is the tableside guacamole, fresh avocado pulped in a stone molcajete, along with onion, peppers, tomato, and lime. Great stuff, even if the $12 price tag is tailor-fit for Boca. Guzzling shots of Jimador with some of that guac and Rocco's chili-crusted chips with chunky salsa is good fun. The restaurant's entrées, like chilaquiles and enchiladas, are better than what you'll get at most Tex-Mex joints. But it's hard to imagine a worse $4 taco than the restaurant's namesake one. A garlicky sauté of peppers is paired with two fat meatballs rolling around in a gummy flour tortilla. It tastes like some angsty teen at Taco Viva pilfered the buffet tray at Sbarro's. Dry mahi-mahi and chewy steak tacos are equally disappointing.
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John Linn