Ten Best Tacos in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
2. Tortilleria Mexicana
Nicole Danna Tortillera Mexicana offers Broward's most authentic tacos.
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.
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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