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Taqueria Dona Raquel II, Tamarac (NW Broward)

s.m. koppelman | May 19, 200410:33 PM

Their second location, a few months old, now has pretty much the same menu as the first. It's not as nice a room. They took over a failed Cuban place that had taken over from a failed coffee shop, so though it's clean, expect worn-out booths and formica, and a closed kitchen instead of the show at the Pompano original. Presumably they'll redecorate if they do well.

Good chilaquiles, right on the cusp of crunchy and not-crunchy just like I like my matzo brei, in a nicely balanced salsa verde and sprinkled with crumbled cheese and cilantro. Served with a cup of decent refried beans and a tough grilled chicken breast. Not rocket science, not gourmet, but plenty good. The red and green salsas they put out seem homemade; the red is chipotle. No more, no less. Lotsa taco fillings for around herte, too: cabeza, carnitas, cuerito (there ought to be, at $2 each). Good basic Mexican for Mexicans.

Pennstater: I'm looking at a takeout menu. Let's see.. sopes, tortas, menudo, four kinds of tamales, two kinds of mole.. nope. No sopapillas, at least not on the menu. If you don't ask if they can make 'em, I will.

[8695 McNab, Tamarac, just east of the NE corner of McNab and Pine Island. Open 7 days.]

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