Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rocco's Tacos - another reason to visit Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas Boulevard

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Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
1313 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-524-9550


Also in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach with one opening soon in Palm Beach Gardens

Lunch: M-F, 11:30 a.m.- 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-4 pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 4 pm-2 am; Friday and Saturday, 4 pm – 3 am
Takeout 

By Jane Feehan

Fort Lauderdale’s Mexican restaurant universe has expanded with the addition of Rocco’s Tacos on Las Olas Boulevard. This casual, high energy eatery offers authentic, tasty dishes in south-of-the-border tradition.

Guacamole is made up fresh – tableside - with the right blend of avocado, tomato and lime juice. At $12 this appetizer seems pricey but it easily feeds four.  Soft tacos, a smaller version than Americans are used to, come steaming to the table topped with a broad range of choices: pulled pork, chicken, or beef, grilled fish, lightly fried rock shrimp, or vegetables (there are plenty of vegetarian-friendly choices). Combination plates (average $14) or individual tacos ($3-4), and a great appetizer line-up please most any purse or appetite. Quesadillas, flautas, nachos, and enchiladas top off fare that is lower on the grease-o-meter than that of other Mexican restaurants. Rocco’s also serves skirt steaks, fish dishes, burgers, and salads.

An attractive bar with 225 varieties of tequila – and late hours (2 and 3 am closings) - is a hit with the youngish crowd, but Rocco’s welcomes all. Service is above average and management works hard to please, frequently asking if all is OK. Rocco’s fills up early; it's not unusual to see a line waiting for tables on weekdays. Reservations are available. Parking is $5 but there's metered parking nearby. Patio and indoor dining.

Tags: Mexican restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas restaurants, late-night dining on Las Olas, tacos in Fort Lauderdale, bars in Fort Lauderdale.


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