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DON CHEPO’S TACO SHOP OPENING OCT. 15 IN BOCA RATON

Boca Raton’s newest taco spot will open Oct. 15 when the team behind the popular Wellington taco eatery, Don Chepo’s Taco Shop, opens in the Boardwalk at Boca Raton shopping and dining center.

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The 4,200 square-foot restaurant will feature lakeside outdoor seating, festive painted walls and an expansive bar.

Chef/Owner Dustin Parfitt and Owner Juan Gando will serve house-made, street-style tacos – with options for meat lovers, vegetarians/vegans, even those with gluten allergies – quesadillas, burritos and hand-selected chef’s platters.

“We take great pride in the foods we are serving,” Parfitt said. “Our corn tortillas are made fresh in-house every morning, our vegetables from local farms, and we match our cocktails with the dishes we serve.”

Don Chepo’s initially will be open for dinner, followed soon by launch daily specials and a weekend brunch.

“Smoking the pork for our Tacos al Pastor has to be my favorite thing to do at the moment,” Parfitt said. “The pork is marinated in our own special blend of chilies and spices and smoked over hickory for eight hours. When you come to Don Chepo’s and smell the aroma, you will see – and taste – why it’s my favorite.”

Gourmet street tacos ($7-12 and served two per order) will be the restaurant’s specialty, but Don Chepo’s menu also will include dishes such as Tamal al Pastor – served in an open corn husk, topped with a thick, savory sauce, plenty of crumbled cotija cheese and chopped green onions. The Chicken Quesadilla is large, toasted and stuffed to the brim with Poblano-marinated chicken and three kinds of cheese. The Bean Burrito is packed with refried beans, Chihuahua cheese, Mexican rice, black beans and Pico.