Ten Best Tacos in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Nicole Danna
Tortillera Mexicana offers Broward's most authentic tacos.
2. Tortilleria Mexicana
The metal and glass door -- even the windows -- are littered with stickers, photos and pastings, now worn and sun-faded. Inside Mexican souvenirs hang from the ceilings and walls, and specialty grocery items line the shelves. Here, you'll find a butcher, baker and tortilla maker -- or tortilleria, as its name suggest. The back is reserved for eat-in patrons, several tables set up for those ordering straight from the kitchen, where a large conveyer belt churns out fresh corn tortillas that supply not only the market, but neighboring restaurants, as well. Soft, pliant and slightly sweet they are served two at a time to hold large, greasy portions of chorizo, carne asada or carnitas. Each taco is served with a side of bright red, spicy sauce that balances the flavors perfectly.


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Nicole Danna
1. Tacos Al Carbon
A dusty lot off of Military Trail and Lake Worth Road is home to Tacos al Carbon, Palm Beach County's No. 1 spot for authentic Mexican food served all day long, all week long. Owners Eloise and Hugo Gonzalez -- originally from Texas -- began peddling their top-notch Tex-Mex from a truck in 1998, and have since made a fanatic following for their fare. Served from a small storefront restaurant -- but mostly ordered from the large (now stationary) yellow truck on the west side of the lot -- are more than a dozen varieties of tacos, from a spicy pork el pastor, to chicharron and a tender pulled chicken. They're inexpensive, and served with just the basics: cilantro, sweet onion and tomato in a fresh corn tortilla, made on premise. Splash a dash of that ultra hot green salsa on your plate, and your late-night taco binge will be complete. They're also just as good during the day, when the outside lot set up with picnic tables and umbrellas hums with activity as people order, wait, sit and eat.

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Location Info

Alegria Tacos

3801 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tacos Al Carbon

4420 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Jefe Luchador

27 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tortilleria Mexicana Restaurant

4115 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Oli's Fashion Cuisine

10610 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL

Category: Restaurant

Taco Prince

180 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

BC Cafe

4801 S. University Drive, Davie, FL

Category: Restaurant

JoJo's Tacos

216 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant


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4 comments
jkevinfegan
jkevinfegan

No mention of Lupita's; LW? Criminal. Best Chile Relleno this side of Ensenada

Melinda Lafferty
Melinda Lafferty

No way does BC tacos beat out Nacho Bizness...and El Jefe should be top 3 at the very least

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Zona Fresca's fish taco is missing........

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