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Oct 11, 2007 11:40 AM

Tapas or Mexican in Palm Beach County?

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I'm craving good Mexican and Margaritas-- or tasty tapas and sangria. I loved Y Ole in Sunrise for Tapas, but I don't want to drive that far. As far as Meixcan is concerned, I don't want to spend a lot of money- like at Rosa Mexicano or Moquila, but I would like it if it was a nice place.
Any ideas? I'm in Boynton Beach, but I'll go as far as Gardens or Boca.

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  1. A friend of mine went to Cantina Laredo in PBG that just opened. She said it was really good. It's not cheap, but it's less expensive than Rosa Mexicano.

    1. Falcon House in Delray Beach (not all of it is Spanish tapas though).

      1. i am not a big fan of laredo. i found the food pretty bland and overpriced. from what i've sampled, there are only 2 mexican places worth the time in palm beach county. one is el paso taco on the northeast side of the southern and military intersection (for chorizo tacos, chicken tacos, or chile verde as well as the house guajillo salsa) - it is very inexpensive and they have a good beer selection but their margaritas aren't so good - definitely made with a prefab mix. the other place i like (for al pastor tacos) is tacos al carbon on the southeast corner of lake worth road and military, but you don't wanna spend your birthday there (and they don't even have margaritas - it's basically a taco truck).

        however, if you like bold flavors and aren't totally insistent on mexican or tapas, i would highly recommend nirvana in boynton beach (it's in a strip mall on the west side of congress ave just south of gateway - despite being in a strip mall the ambience is quite nice). it's indian-caribbean fusion and the food is bright, flavorful, and excellent (i am a bit biased as our family has become friendly with the staff and chef there, but that relationship developed because we kept going back for the food).