The diners of Open Table, the national restaurant reservation service, have spoken: Two Palm Beach County eateries have earned spots on the site’s 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America list.


Local gastronomes might not be surprised to find the first local spot honored on the list is Buccan.

Chef Clay Conley. (Richard Graulich/Palm Beach Post)
The always buzzy Palm Beach bistro is where Chef Clay Conley has earned a following for his sublime flavor combos. (One Open Table customer review, echoing the site’s popular opinion, called the place “exceptional.”)


A funky Delray Beach cantina is the second local eatery hailed as a top hot spot: El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar is praised by the site’s verified diners for its street food options and vibrant bar scene.

Open Table narrowed the 100 Top Hot Spot list from a vast field, according to the website:

“We determined the list of honorees after analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.”

El Camino: 15 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561-865-5350

By:Liz Balmaseda