From: David Russel
Energizing Mariachi music in the air, hints of fresh cilantro fill the room, and bright, welcoming smiles await patrons at the brand new restaurant in Coral Springs.
Taco Real is a small restaurant serving traditional Mexican dishes at 10315 W Sample Rd next to JD’s Bar & Lounge.
After opening a kitchen in Jupiter, the owners quickly realized they had to open the doors for on-site dining.
Founder Luz Ma Alatorre was born in Mexico City, where she grew up taking several cooking classes with her family. His grandfather, who lived in Chicago, gave him many opportunities to travel to the United States. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that she immigrated with her husband and three children to South Florida.
Luz, along with her team Mary Suarez and Ricardo Pulido, are chasing their American dream and sharing their culture by offering fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine in their new home.
“I love my new community, but I try as much as possible to find the traditional Mexican cuisine that I loved growing up; he was nowhere to be found. That’s when I knew we had to show South Florida what it was missing,” Luz said.
The food is fresh, vibrant and delicious. The menu includes traditional dishes from all over Mexico, like mouth-watering Carne Asada from the north, Chile Poblano cheese from central Mexico and, for veggie lovers, Cochinita tacos from the south.
When pushed for everyone’s favorite dish, Luz recommends their pastor – a carefully marinated pork loin traditionally prepared on a spinning grill, served with cilantro, onions and pineapple – making their proclaimed the king of Tacos.
Before the meal arrives, guests are treated to homemade fries and two types of salsa, green jalapeño and red Morita. Guacamole can be added separately and is legendary, according to customers.
“Everything was amazing, the sauces, the peppers, it’s authentic Mexican. The place is clean and fresh. We will definitely be back,” said Maria, a customer, after enjoying her meal with her family.
Specials this week include tortilla soup, made with fried corn tortilla pieces, tomato, garlic, onion and pasilla pepper broth, and enchiladas suizas, shredded chicken enchiladas with cheese topped with with a creamy tomatillo sauce.
For dessert, try the sweet cinnamon churros with caramel and chocolate sauce, or indulge in a traditional Mexican Horchata made with rice and cinnamon. For those who like to party, the Margarita is incomparable.
In addition to running Taco Real, his family owns a traditional restaurant Mexican ice cream shop, Rosa Ice Cream in Jupiter, offering dozens of unique artisanal flavors.
The restaurants all offer catering and host school and professional fundraisers.
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A native of Coral Springs, a graduate of Florida State University, and an eternal optimist, David strives to find South Florida’s local hidden gems. He has a strong interest in technology, finance and comedy.