El Palmar

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This Uptown eatery is small and tidy with sarape tablecloths, chili peppers hanging on the walls and a Spanish jukebox. The food is based on the cuisine of Palmar, a state near Mexico City where owner Jose Camargo's mother was born. Besides 1 1/4-pound burritos as big as your forearm, El Palmar also sells a drink called "horchata," which is made of rice, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar. Camargo isn't afraid to flaunt his cash in this place. He has a frame in which he displays bills from countries all over the world, including China, Peru and Pakistan. "Because I start with the collection, people bring it into me," he said.