Restaurant Reviews

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar (Las Olas Location)

Rocco’s Taco’s came onto the Las Olas dining scene well before the area started it’s massive boom in adding new establishments, and it’s stood the test of time with many new eateries coming into the market by offering quality Mexican dishes, a great happy hour, and the largest tequila selection you’ll find in Fort Lauderdale.  Stick with me as I share my many experiences, including Roccos’s Tacos Photos of actual meals I’ve had there, and tell you why it made the list of the best places for Mexican food in Fort Lauderdale.

What to Know About This Lal Olas Mexican Vibe

  • Rocco’s Tacos offers a vast menu of authentic Mexican dishes, catering to all diets including vegan and gluten-free options, ensuring no one misses out on their rich and flavorful culinary journey.
  • Not just about the eats, Rocco’s Tacos provides a lively dining experience with a variety of signature cocktails and beverages, including margaritas and sangrias, alongside their robust food offerings.
  • The restaurant is family-friendly, offering a separate kids’ menu and catering to the whole family with a vibrant atmosphere, entertainment, and thoughtful services like takeout, delivery, and easily available gift cards.

A Taste of Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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the bar area at Rocco’s Tacos (facing the dining room.)

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar offers an unmatched culinary adventure. The menu, brimming with traditional Mexican dishes, invites you on a gastronomic journey through the heart of Mexico. Each dish, meticulously crafted by executive chef Adam Dombrowski, bursts with fresh ingredients and bold flavors, guaranteeing a unique dining experience. Picture this: a plate of Carne Asada, marinated grilled steak served with a side of fruit salad and Mexican potatoes, a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to authenticity.

If you have dietary restrictions, fear not. Rocco’s Tacos’ extensive menu caters to all, including gluten-free and vegan options, ensuring everyone can savor their authentic Mexican cuisine. Picture this: a plate of gluten-free nachos served with a dollop of sour cream, inviting you to feast without worry.

Tacos Galore

No culinary journey through Mexico is complete without indulging in beloved tacos. Rocco’s Tacos presents a broad selection of tacos, promising a gratifying experience for every taco aficionado. Whether you’re in the mood for Tacos de Casa or Tacos De Calle, each bite will transport you straight to the bustling streets of Mexico.

The Tacos de Casa, for instance, is a feast of flavors served on crispy white corn tortillas. Each taco comes with totopos (chips), house salsa, verde salsa, picante salsa, and Austin Queso, promising a burst of flavor with every bite. If you’re dreaming of street-style tacos, the Tacos De Calle is your go-to choice. Made with crispy pork belly and chipotle BBQ, and served on handmade corn tortillas, it’s a treat that’s hard to beat.

For those with dietary restrictions, Rocco’s Tacos offers a range of vegetarian and vegan options, including mushrooms market vegetables steak dishes. The Vegan Al Pastor and the hongos tacos are particularly popular, with the option to have the hongos tacos without cheese for a vegan-friendly meal. And for those who enjoy a hearty breakfast, you can’t go wrong with our eggs marinated grilled steak dish.

Enchiladas and Burritos

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The chicken enchilada is one of my favorites.

If tacos aren’t to your taste, no worries. Rocco’s Tacos also provides a delectable variety of enchiladas and burritos. Each dish is meticulously crafted to offer a burst of authentic Mexican flavors. From chicken, pork, vegetables, to seafood, there’s a filling for everyone’s palate.

Gluten-free options are also available, with enchiladas and burritos made using gf handmade corn tortilla. Whether you’re a fan of chicken, cheese, beans, or spices, you can chow down on these dishes without a worry. Each dish is prepared with traditional ingredients like guajillo, ancho, and chile de arbol peppers, plus garlic, onion, and spices, ensuring an authentic Mexican experience. And the sauces? Oh, they’re a treat unto themselves, with a red one made from ancho and pasilla chiles and plum tomatoes, and a green one with tomatillos, roma tomatoes, and pasilla chile. Don’t forget to try our delicious chili rajas cheese chicken for a mouthwatering experience.

To accompany your enchiladas and burritos, you’ll find a range of sides, including:

  • Chips, salsa & guacamole
  • Beans and rice
  • Salads, featuring fruit salad Mexican potatoes
  • Mexican slaw
  • Tomato and avocado salad
  • Mexican corn pudding

Or, if you’re looking for a twist, try the French fries taco burger.

Satisfying Appetizers and Salads

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It doesn’t get any better than having guacamole made tableside.

Begin your culinary adventure at Rocco’s Tacos with a selection of tempting starters. From nachos and quesadillas to wings, each bite is a prelude to the culinary symphony that lies ahead. The butter cheesy quesadilla served with a variety of salsas, for instance, is an absolute must-try.

Their nachos are another crowd favorite. Made with totopos chips and a mix of tasty salsas like:

  • tomato
  • onion
  • cilantro
  • lime
  • tomatillo
  • jalapeño
  • roasted chile de arbol
  • free nachos sour cream

They’re a treat for the taste buds. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to try their margaritas made with fresh squeezed lime juice, which is just as delightful as the freshly squeezed lime juice they use in their lime crema guacamole.

Rocco’s Tacos also serves up a range of fresh and flavorful salads. Some options include:

  • Ensalada Mixta: a colorful medley of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tuna, eggs, olives, and peppers
  • Ensalada De Taco: with seasoned ground beef and chopped romaine lettuce
  • Turf Marinated Grilled Steak: a must-try for meat lovers

Signature Cocktails and Beverages

Rocco’s Tacos isn’t solely about food; drinks play a significant role too. The restaurant boasts an impressive selection of:

  • Margaritas
  • Sangria
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

And for the true connoisseur, a variety of tequila and mezcal options await.

Their signature margaritas, the Spicy Mango Margarita and the Rocco Rita, are a must-try. Made with freshly squeezed lime juice, they’re the perfect accompaniment to your meal. For those with a penchant for sangria, you can choose from red, white, or rosé, each made with fresh fruit and a unique dehydrated lime sangria handmade for a special twist.

Beer connoisseurs will be pleased with the selection on offer. Some options include:

  • Corona
  • Corona Light
  • South Beach Brewing Strawberry Orange Mimosa (can)
  • Tecate (can) on tap

And if you’re gluten-sensitive, you can enjoy their gluten-free crispy fish tacos with your drink.

And if you prefer wine, they have:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Cabernet
  • Merlot

And for those with a sweet tooth, the Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundae served with vanilla ice cream coffee is a delightful way to end your meal.

A Family-Friendly Dining Experience

Rocco’s Tacos is more than just a restaurant; it’s a gathering spot for families to relish a meal together. With a dedicated children’s menu brimming with kid-friendly dishes and drinks, your little ones are sure to have a great time.

The kids’ menu at Rocco’s Tacos offers a variety of dishes, including:

  • Hot dogs
  • Pasta
  • Cheese quesadilla
  • Chicken fingers
  • Fries taco burger
  • Enchiladas made with two corn tortillas

And for a touch of Mexican authenticity, there’s the fries taco burger and enchiladas two corn tortillas.

As for drinks, your little ones can choose from a variety of soft drinks. So, whether it’s a family dinner or a birthday celebration, Rocco’s Tacos ensures a memorable dining experience for the whole family.

The Ambiance and Entertainment

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The impressive tequila selection!

Rocco’s Tacos offers an experience that transcends the food. The vibrant and lively atmosphere, enhanced by colorful decor, upbeat music, and friendly staff, ensures an enjoyable dining experience for all ages.

From cowhide couches to Mexican wrestler masks, the decor at Rocco’s Tacos reflects the lively spirit of Mexico. And to keep the vibe lively, a DJ spins upbeat tunes all night long, creating an ambiance that’s both relaxed and energizing.

But it’s not just about the ambiance and entertainment. Rocco’s Tacos is known for its friendly staff and quick service. The staff undergoes a two-person interview to ensure they’re attentive and knowledgeable, making your dining experience even more enjoyable.

Local Resident Review

As a local, I regularly choose Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar for a night out with friends or family. Here are some reasons why I love this place:

  • The awesome guacamole
  • The authentic Mexican food
  • The cool vibes
  • The super friendly service

It’s hard not to love this place.

The bartenders are super friendly, and the food, from the appetizers to the desserts, is excellent. The atmosphere is always lively, and the table-side prepared avocado dip is a crowd favorite. While it can get pretty loud, the delicious food and drinks more than make up for it.

And with the option of takeout and delivery, you can enjoy the Rocco’s Tacos experience from the comfort of your home.

Making Reservations and Gift Cards

Planning a dinner date or a family outing? Securing a reservation at Rocco’s Tacos couldn’t be easier. Simply head to OpenTable, select the date, time, and number of people in your group, and voila, your table awaits.

Looking for a thoughtful and delicious gift? Rocco’s Tacos offers gift cards that you can purchase from their website. You can load as little as $1 or as much as $500 on a Rocco’s Tacos gift card, making it a perfect present for any occasion.

The best part? These gift cards can be used at any Rocco’s Tacos location and can be sent to you through email or printed out. So, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just because, a Rocco’s Tacos gift card is sure to delight.

Catering and Takeout Options

Whether you want to relish Rocco’s Tacos at home or for a special event, the restaurant provides catering and takeout services. Their catering packages are perfect for office parties or home celebrations, ensuring a memorable dining experience wherever you are.

Their takeout menu is just as extensive, featuring a range of TACOS like:

  • pulled chicken breast in adobo
  • slow-roasted pork
  • chipotle salsas spicy beef
  • carne marinated grilled steak
  • a vegan mushroom option

And with delivery to the Fort Lauderdale area, you can now enjoy Rocco’s Tacos from the comfort of your home.

Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Rocco’s Tacos experience isn’t complete without sampling their sinful desserts. From Luna’s Lime Pie to Charley’s Churros, each dessert offers a delightful end to your meal.

Consider the following desserts from Mexican cuisine:

  • Tres Leches Cake: a classic dessert made with three types of milk
  • Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundae: a decadent treat that combines Mexican chocolate and brownies
  • Luna’s Lime Pie: a tangy and delightful dessert made with key lime juice, whipped cream, egg yolks, sugar, and sweetened condensed milk

These desserts promise to satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a sweet ending to your culinary journey through Mexico.

Rocco’s Taco’s Fort Lauderdale Address and contact details:

1313 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

https://www.roccostacos.com/

As you are heading east, Rocco’s is just a few blocks past another one of our favorite restaurants, Casa Sensei!

Summary

From the vibrant atmosphere to the authentic Mexican cuisine, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar offers a dining experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly dining spot, a place to hang out with friends, or a venue for a special event, Rocco’s Tacos has something for everyone.

With its extensive menu, friendly staff, and lively ambiance, Rocco’s Tacos is more than just a restaurant; it’s a place where memories are made. So, whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to Fort Lauderdale, make sure to add Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar to your must-visit list. You won’t be disappointed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns Rocco’s Tacos Fort Lauderdale?

Big Time Restaurant Group owns Rocco’s Tacos Fort Lauderdale. They also operate other Rocco’s locations.

What kind of food does Rocco’s Tacos serve?

Rocco’s Tacos serves a variety of traditional Mexican dishes made with fresh ingredients, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and a range of appetizers and salads. You can enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at Rocco’s Tacos.

Does Rocco’s Tacos offer options for people with dietary restrictions?

Yes, Rocco’s Tacos offers gluten-free and vegan options to accommodate various dietary restrictions. Enjoy their authentic Mexican cuisine without worry.

What kind of drinks are available at Rocco’s Tacos?

Rocco’s Tacos has a great variety of drinks, from margaritas and sangria to beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options, as well as a selection of tequila and mezcal. You’ll definitely find something you like!

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Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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