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Feb 13, 2011 01:26 PM

Favorites at Dona Raquel?

I'll be able to make it to Dona Raquel at least once this week and am wondering what everybody's favorites are... I love it all so I need to refine my goals before the attempt...

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  1. The best pastor tacos in S. FL!

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    1. re: dbarnard

      2nd the pastor tacos.

      I've only been once, but we ordered 3 different dishes. I tried the carne asada sopes and one of the tamales. They were both delicious too, but my favorite was the al pastor tacos! The dipping salsas were fantastic too!

      I wish my bf would take me back there but he was upset there was guacamole and sour cream offerings lol He needs more training!

      1. re: dbarnard

        The el pastor and the chorizo tacos!

      2. And another thing... there is a paleteria (Mexican Popsicle store) about a block or so north... Michoacan, I think. These have real fruit in them, and there are a bunch of tropical flavors. Tamarindo is my favorite. Paleta salesman are all over Mexico, with their white iceboxes and little bells. I've seen them out in the middle of the desert in the wilds of Baja. A paleta goes down real good out there!

        Perfect finish to those tacos I mentioned before.

        1. Get one of their fruit drinks too, they make in big coolers I believe. Melon, Tamarind, I forget others but they are really good.

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          1. re: CFByrne

            How is their tripa? I'm a huge fan of tripa...

            1. re: askdrtodd

              Tried it once a few years ago. Thought it was good but nothing incredible.

          2. I don't get this on DirecTV but if you have certain SoFla cable companies (or maybe eveb rabbit ears?) you probably do...

            The seventh season of “Check, Please! South Florida” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Jan 23 on WPBT Channel 2.

            "Upcoming episodes include 32 East in Delray Beach, Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre in Palm Beach, Candela in Wilton Manors and Taqueria Doña Raquel in Pompano Beach."

            1. Lenga and Cabeza (beef cheek) are my faves.