Best restaurant: Mizner Park’s cool spot for hot tamales

Uncle Julio's Skinny Guava Rita, flavored with guava nectar and sweetened with an agave sour mix, weighs in at under 130 calories. (Contributed)
Uncle Julio’s Skinny Guava Rita, with guava nectar and agave sour mix. (Contributed)

South county pick: UNCLE JULIO’S

Location is everything here. Grab an outdoor table at this Mizner Park eatery on a night when there’s a concert at the amphitheater across the street and enjoy the music while you nosh on crisp tortilla chips and smoky salsa.

Order the chicken tamales appetizer for the table (eight to an order, also available individually) and enjoy the contrast of the creamy masa and the tangy tomatillo dipping sauce.

Uncle Julio's Bacon-pineapple guac. (Contributed)
Uncle Julio’s Bacon-pineapple guac. (Contributed)

Or visit for weekend brunch (served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday) and feast on hearty chilaquiles or Julio’s migas. For the pairing, skip the Bloody Mary and have a tequila-loaded Salty Juana (Herradura, Bloody Mary mix, salt rim) instead.

Uncle Julio’s: 449 Plaza Real (Mizner Park), Boca Raton; 561-300-3530;

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