April 19, 2024

kruakhunyahashland

Free For All Food

Guide to Palm Beach County’s newest eateries

Wine meets art at Nomad by Sean Rush in West Palm Beach. [Sean Rush]

Palm Beach County’s dining industry may have taken a Category-5 battering, suffering pandemic-related closures and massive layoffs, but it continues to surprise us with signs of resilience. 

The evidence is in a new crop of openings that have come not only during the COVID crisis but also as case numbers continue to rise. They include an “Americana” taco joint, a globally inspired wine bar, a couple of north county tapas spots, a busy Trinidadian takeout shop and many others. 

Here’s a glimpse of restaurants that have opened within the past few months or will open in the next few weeks.

In addition to creative tacos, Duke's serves other popular bites like ceviche.

NORTH

Andalucia Tapas Bar, Tequesta

Open since December, Andalucia is a Spanish tapas concept by the former manager and part owner of the now-closed Tapeo restaurant of downtown West Palm Beach. The tapas here are fairly mainstream: croquetas, Spanish tortilla (omelet), patatas brava, Spanish white anchovies in garlic oil, pan con tomate, cheeses, cured meats and such. Also offered: seafood and meat entrees, paellas, live Latin music and flamenco shows. (187 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta, 561-406-6509)

A range of tacos and "margs" offered at the new Duke's taco shop in Abacoa. [Photo by Alexis Dominguez]

Duke’s Tacos and Margs, Jupiter

If you have any doubt that Abacoa’s newest taquería is big on creative, Americanized tacos, look no further than its name: Duke’s. That’s chef/owner David Schroeder’s way of framing the creative, cross-cultural street food concept opening Jan. 22 in the former AquaZure location on Main Street, Abacoa. 

“I keep trying to make Americana street tacos happen,” says Schroeder, who owns the popular Brick and Barrel gastropub one street over.