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“The Place on Clematis” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
224 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5513
561-650-1001
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Ranked #38 of 565 Restaurants in West Palm Beach
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Rocco's Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico. Experience guacamole prepared tableside. Sample from 225 varieties of tequila. Order a margarita with a sour mix you'll taste nowhere else - it's made right on the premises. Rocco's provided a diverse menu with a distinct attention to detail including corn tortillas made by hand and cooked fresh on the Comal in our kitchen, just as they are made in kitchens throughout our neighbors to the south. Prepare for a treat, with the authentic Mexican flavors of Rocco's Tacos. Whether you're looking for a tasty lunch, a destination to build, or a late night fun, you'll find it here. Enjoy.
Fenton, Michigan
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“The Place on Clematis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had read and heard a lot of positive comments about Rocco's Tacos so looked forward to eating there. It didn't disappoint! The guacamole was unbelievable. A half-order is probably enough for two. We were first served warm taco chips that were unusual -- had barbecue seasoning on them. That really added terrific taste to the guacamole which was freshly made and brought to our table. My wife ordered queso which is a meal in itself, as she learned. Very different from what she usually eats at Chili's (and good!). I ordered the plate of two chicken tacos with rice and a wonderful small salad. Excellent! The atmosphere is fun the moment you walk in, with a bicycle overhead and masks on the walls. Our server, Johnny, was outstanding.

Clematis Street, otherwise, was disappointing. Beware of the meters and have change ready -- 12 min/quarter (not a factor in this review).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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“Liked the guacamole and chips”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Three of us for lunch sitting outdoors people watching. Ordered the guacamole and chips and they were outstanding. Tortilla soup was OK, the jalapenos relenos were mostly batter and tasted fairly bland. We ordered a variety of tacos which we all agreed were unremarkable. For all we had heard of this restaurant we wondered what all the fuss was about. Too many other choices so we won't be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saco, Maine
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“cute neighborhood in winter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Get the table side guacamole. It's pretty good. Order Apps. servings are not massive. Skip the margarita special on the menu it was pretty anemic. Get some hot sauce or even better get some chopped jalapenos from the guacamole cart to spice up your food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Haven, Florida
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“Excellent every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Travel here with a invention group 4times a year- we always go o Rocco's. Split the shrimp taco special and fish special. Best fish I have had, tacos were excellent. Have to start with guacamole and margaritas or mechiladas( spicey beer). Fun atmosphere, always crowded but worth a wait.

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New York City
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“Good guacamole but that's it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I was visiting West Palm Beach, based on the crowds that were lining up to get into this restaurant I figured it must be good. The service was excellent and the atmosphere great. The food unfortunately was not. I had the beef tamales. Being Mexican, I look forward to a good tamale. This was the furthest thing from a Mexican tamale. First of all, it was not stuffed, the meat was placed on top! WRONG!! The corn was so thick that it lacked any flavor and was just a mushy cornmeal. I always try to give benefit of the doubt and when the rest of my friends didn't finish their meals, I could see there was an over all disappointment. Then we moved on to margaritas which again being that they advertise themselves as a tequilla bar, I thought would be right. NOPE, it tasted like mediocre margarita you would try anywhere else. In retrospect, looking back the best part of the evening was the chips and guacamole which WAS delicious! If there are two of you the half portion is more than enough. I am curious to see who voted this one of the 50 best restaurants in the area. Surely, not a person that know latin cuisine! I can honestly say, I have had better Mexican food in NYC and that says a lot. Again, the service was excellent and the location is great for people watching. My recommendation, have chips and guacamole and the $20 pitcher of margaritas and then go somewhere else!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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