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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.

              1. If you go during lunch hours be sure to check out the specials which are all right there as U walk in the door. Ask them to SHOW you and explain them. They are often very good and well worth the 6.99 price tag, They are served with rice and beans unless it is a stew. One of my favorites is Ninos Envueltos (stuffed chicken breast in a red sauce), but I have had several delectable delights out of those Bay Maires (sic) warming containers. Aside from that you really cannot go wrong by ordering what you like. Buen Provecho!

                1. This sounds like a great opportunity to build your own list of favorites. Also to eat what you cannot get elsewhere. This kitchen is excellent and the spices straight out of Mexico. I like the lengua and chorizo but always ask if there is anything off menu. I also agree with CFByrne regarding the fruit drinks. They are a bit sugary but still tasty.

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                  1. re: mbpg

                    Speaking of drinks...they have a Sangria Soda N/A which is out of this world! The salsas red/green change every day. They may stay the same/similar color but boy are they different. I also love the chorizo on a sope. The one thing I have yet to try is their Torta. A sandwich so big I think even I would need help.

                  2. Mole Poblano - ROJO

                    Tacos al Pastor

                    Weekends only!

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                    1. re: netmover

                      That mole poblano looks amazing. Is it EVERY weekend?

                      1. re: OysterHo

                        Yes Mole and Pozole every weekend at Dona Raquels. Just wish they'd throw in the breast. They had Mole Verde too which I've never tried, but after several satisfying salsa verdes there, I just may have to give it a whirl one day. Pozole is a pysco stew which you can check out upon entering. Ask to see what's cooking in those holding pans directly in front of the kitchen, that's what I do, if I like how something looks I just point, otherwise I order off the menu, or go to Calypso, Jacks, the other Mexy joint in the market around the corner, or Philomenas. That area is a goldmine for foodies like us.

                        1. re: netmover

                          The mole enchiladas on the everyday menu are my new favorite.

                          1. re: muushupork

                            nIIIce!!! I could use a change up pitch over there...thanks. That friggin Mole is soo good...yes please!