Across South Florida, chefs sell tacos in every imaginable setting: out of fancy kitchens at well-known establishments, from food truck windows and pop-up tents, and casual taquerias where Spanish is the language of choice. And that makes for quite a variety, a number of takes that aren’t necessarily authentic — or even traditional.

But when Americans have been wrapping meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato in tortillas for decades, pretty much anything beats some store-bought ground beef and a box of plastic-wrapped, bright yellow corn taco shells.

Luckily, we Floridians don’t have to settle. As many of you already know, there are quite a few places in South Florida that deliver the real deal. We gave you a list of the best tacos in Broward County last week, so now let’s see what the best tacos in Palm Beach County look like.

El Camino
15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-865-5350, or visit
Die-hard taco fans know about the awesome late night eats at Delray Beach’s El Camino. All day — and far into the evening hours — the restaurant offers a taco Tuesday deal that trumps just about all others. While most TT deals limit the type of taco you can order, El Camino does no such thing. From open to midnight on Tuesday, you can order up any of their gourmet tacos — each served on homemade corn tortillas — for just $2 each. That includes the crispy fish tacos with chipotle crema, cucumber pico, and arugula; chili-rubbed carne asada skirt steak with ranchera salsa and queso fresco; chorizo with Oaxaca cheese and salsa verde; or achiote-spiced chicken with cotija cheese. Even pork belly and Gulf shrimp. Once the clock strikes midnight, you’re forced to choose, however: it’s either barbacoa or the gringo (ground beef served on a soft flour tortilla) until close at 2 a.m.


By: Nicole Danna