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smartie Oct 23, 2008 02:24 PM

ooh this was very nice. Mexican restaurant off SE Mizner Blvd close to Royal Palm Plaza. The most amazing guacamole made fresh either mild, medium or spicey and fab chips. I had skirt steak with sides, strawberry margaritas and a wonderful chocolate tres leches cake.

Don't know the prices as it was an organised dinner. Lovely private rooms probably holds about 50.

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    QTWO RE: smartie Oct 24, 2008 08:21 AM

    I have also enjoyed Moquila, a couple of times! You're right, the guacamole is really yummy. We have also had the Molcajete... a very hot earthen pot filled with a cheesy mix of meats or veggies... The variety of margaritas was also very exciting... you can get almost any flavor. The crowd is young (30's) and the vibe is very trendy... The service has never been disappointing. Glad you mentioned it! It's a worthwhile evening!

    1. freakerdude RE: smartie Oct 26, 2008 08:48 AM

      Does it appear to be an upscale place? Most around Mizner are.

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        themaddiner RE: freakerdude Oct 26, 2008 10:31 AM

        Not upscale . . . casual trendy, along the lines of Houstons, J Alexanders etc. but with a younger vibe and decent 'bar scene' a times.

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          QTWO RE: freakerdude Oct 28, 2008 09:25 AM

          Ditto to themaddiner's comments...

          I have also seen, during the earlier dinner hours, families- replete with cargo shorts and antsy kids. It's one of those places that starts as family-friendly in the afternoon/early evening, but becomes more trendy as the night goes on...

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          rebus1805 RE: smartie Oct 28, 2008 04:46 PM

          I must have gone to a different restaurant Saturday night. The only good part of the meal were the chips. We had the chicken mole which was mediocre and overpriced. The "award winning key lime dessert" was OK but overpriced . They also have a very limited food menu but you can order all kinds of drinks.
          This is a classic American effort at Mexican food. If you like tequilas maybe this would be for you. But do not go expecting anything approaching real Mexican food.

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            QTWO RE: rebus1805 Oct 30, 2008 06:46 AM

            Wow! Really? Are you sure you were at Moquila? Really?

            I have NEVER questioned their authenticity or their selection. Wow. You're right, sounds like a totally different restaurant.

            I wonder what in the world happened?

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              rebus1805 RE: QTWO Oct 30, 2008 07:57 AM

              Yes, I was at Moquilas in Boca Raton. I have had wonderful Mexican food in Chicago and San Francisco. Very authentic Yucatan food in North Miami Beach at Cheen Huaye. IMHO Moquilas has a very limited and overpriced menu. I understand it has a nice "vibe" but their cuisine is uninspired. By the way, I did enjoy the one meal I had at Il Marco, the Italian restaurant next door which is now closed.

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                freakerdude RE: rebus1805 Oct 30, 2008 09:46 AM

                Since I have moved here, I have yet to find any truly authentic Mex resto in PBC. The closest thing I have found is a taqueria serving street food in WPB.

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                  QTWO RE: freakerdude Oct 31, 2008 06:50 AM

                  Oh No! Your experience at Moquila wasn't good either??? Yipes!

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                    freakerdude RE: QTWO Oct 31, 2008 09:58 AM

                    I have yet to go but will definitely try it out.

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