Rocco’s Tacos Raise Funds for SoFla MS Society this February

Posted on Jan 31 2017 - 1:00pm by Cristyle
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Walk with Team Rocco on Sunday, February 26 in West Palm Beach

Rocco Mangel and Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar are joning forces with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Florida Chapter to raise awarness and money to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). 

MS affects the brain and spinal cord causing disruption to brain-to-body communication. The disease’s symptoms can include vision loss, pain, fatigue and poor coordination. Although incurable, many people with MS can live virtually symptom-free with a combination of physical therapy and medications.

Rocco, a prodigious philanthropist and founding partner of Rocco’s Tacos, was diagnosed with MS in 2016 after he experienced a temporary paralysis of one side of his body. Since then, Rocco has been fortunate enough to visit the best doctors in the US and is on a strict diet and medication regiment that is expected to stop the disease’s progression. However, many people afflicted with MS that are not as fortunate.  

“Coming to terms with my diagnosis wasn’t easy,” said Mangel. “From my research I realized that MS is often a misunderstood disease—people need help understanding what they are up against. As a person living with MS, I want newly diagnosed people to realize they have power over MS and assist them in finding the resources they need to proactively manage their disease.”

Throughout February, to raise funds for MS research and recovery, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar Florida locations will be donating a percentage Taco & Tequila Tuesdays’ sales to the National Multiple Sclorosis Society South Florida Chapter. When Rocco is on the bar, he will personally collect donations and pour complimentary tequila as a thank you. Supporters donating $25 will receive a bottle of Dobel Diamante 375ml, and those who donate $50 or more will take home a bottle of Maestro Dobel Silver 750ml. Follow Rocco on his Facebook Fan Page to find out where he’ll be next,

Rocco’s Taco & Tequila Tuesdays offers guests an all-you-can-eat taco experience ($15.99 per person) including Rocco’s signature chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp or mahi tacos, outfitted with all the fixings. The special is available every Tuesday from open to close and drinks specials start at 7pm including $5 Maestro Dobel margaritas and $15 pitchers, and $3 Mexican beers.

On Sunday, February 26, Rocco will be speaking at the West Palm Beach MS Walk. Rocco will also host Team Rocco, alongside Maral Bardakjian, a 42-year-old mother of three who has been fighting MS since 2007. To donate to Team Rocco or join him at the Walk visit:


All Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar Florida locations

Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton | Delray Beach | West Palm Beach | Palm Beach Gardens | Orlando


Born and raised in New York, Rocco Mangel grew up in the restaurant business. As a young boy he watched his grandfather’s superb client service as general manager of NYC’s famed Copacabana nightclub, and he spent time in the kitchen at his father’s Long Island restaurants. Arriving in West Palm Beach in 1997, Rocco worked as a busboy at Big City Tavern, part of the Big Time Restaurant Group. Nine years later, the driven entrepreneur opened his first restaurant, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, as owner and partner with Big Time Restaurant Group. Over the last six years he raised more than $200,000 for breast cancer research with his annual Taco, Tequila and Tatas Tuesdays and he has also contributed time and energy to several other local charities. When he’s not at the restaurant, Rocco enjoys spending time with his daughter Charley.


Brought to life by charismatic owner Rocco Mangel, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar presents a full sensory Mexican dining experience. Sample from over 330 varieties of tequila, either alone or mixed with Rocco’s famous homemade Margarita sour mix, nibble on guacamole prepared tableside or enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner at the playful restaurant that embodies the true spirit of Mexico. Visit Rocco at one of his seven locations. Coming soon: Fort Lauderdale International Airport. | Twitter: @RoccosTacos | Instagram: @roccos_tacos


The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. For over 50 years, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided invaluable services to those living with MS. Whether leading the world in cutting-edge research, providing financial assistance, or offering physical therapy options for those limited by the disease; we are always ready and able to assist those in need.

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!