A taco and tequila romance at Rocco’s
June 16, 2011
PALM BEACH, USA – Bogart and Bacall, Thanksgiving and turkey, socks and shoes, tacos and tequila: some couples were just meant to be. We can’t give you many leads on connecting with the first few (settle down for a marathon classic film screening after eating Thanksgiving dinner and while sporting your favorite footwear?…) but on the last one, we’ve got you covered: Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar.
If you happen to find yourself in Palm Beach jonesing for some fun, or just looking to appreciate the pleasure of bringing together two things that are so clearly meant to be, toss on some casual party wear (this is a good spot to break out any over-the-top accessories that may have made their way into your suitcase…) and bebop yourself over to this Clematis Street hotspot, where cutting loose with tacos and margaritas is the order of the day. We’d say dinner is the best time to come if you’re on the prowl for a party because you can transition straight from stuffing yourself silly on fresh Mexican eats to getting your groove on. (Talk about a perfect pairing!) If you’re not that hungry, swing by later for light bites like guac-n-chips and margaritas galore.
So, let’s start with dinner. The low-key dining room is exposed-brick-trendy with a dash of Mexican kitsch–the kind of place that gets you in the mood for fiesta. Make like the local 20- and 30- somethings who pack in after dark and order up heaping portions of the house tortilla chips (these babies have a spicy kick that’s crazy addictive), Rocco’s signature made-fresh-at-your-table guacamole, plenty of tacos, and (of course) pitcher after pitcher of those tequila-heavy margaritas to wash it all down.
Later on, especially on weekends, bar scene really ramps up. Owner Rocco kicks things off with a wild go-go-booted bar-top dance, and, as you can imagine in a joint where 225+ types of tequila flow freely, the party only gets crazier from there.
The only downsides of such a perfect food-and-drink match up? When we’re here on a date or with a group that wants to chat, we struggle with the boisterous crowd. (It can get really, really loud.) If you seriously want to be able to talk, come at lunch when it’s more laidback. Another common critique is that the food isn’t exactly fresh-from-Mexico authentic–but we’d contend that it doesn’t really matter as long as it stays as tasty as it is.
Long story short, as long as Rocco’s keeps us fuelled up on the made-in-heaven match up of tacos and tequila (or tequila-laden margs)…and possibly that awesome guac-and-tortilla chips combo, too (go on, make it a double date…), we’re ready to fiesta with the best of them.
Read more about Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar on our Palm Beach Guide.