Papa's Tapas is now open in the Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach.
Apparently, for several years, Papas has been a beloved hole-in-the-wall in a strip mall over on Congress. I'm told it was tiny and in an awful spot, but always packed.
Now they've moved a mile or so and they're in a brand-new space and open for lunch and dinner.
I just had lunch there and it was terrific. It was immediately obvious they have a lot of "regular" devotees, as almost every time someone walked in the door they were greeted by name by eiher the staff or the very welcoming owner (?), Annie.
Service was excellent, the menu is varied with plenty of chicken, pork and seafood/shrimp dishes, most including sides of fried plantains, black beans and rice.
I had a fabulous dish, Chicken Quijote: Grilled chicken breast w chorizo, sundried tomatoes and red pisto sauce, with fried plantains, yellow rice, and black beans (photo attached). I could barely finish this and it was all of $9.
These people clearly know what they are doing.
I think this could become a big hit in this spot. I'll write more when I've tried more dishes. But I could see many locals having lunch here twice a week or more... and dinner too.
But for now, highly recommended based on this initial experience (and talking with some of the long-time regulars who sat next to me).
259 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Dinner 5? to 9?
Not sure of hours or days of week
No website yet but they are on FB