Mexican food is one of the most popular Latin American cuisines around the globe. But this does not mean it is an easy task to find authentic tacos. Ask Nelly Guadalupe Olivares, a Mexican who moved to Miami and after a fruitless search for the perfect taco, she decided to create her own restaurant with a unique twist and Tex-Mex touches.
Like her, other Mexicans have tasked themselves with ensuring that South Florida has a worthy representation of this spicy and exquisite cuisine. From the best chilaquiles en salsa verde for breakfast to the most authentic street tacos you can get at midnight, here are some of the best spots for Mexican food:
This restaurant came about because of Nelly Guadalupe Olivares’ frustrated search to find an authentic Mexican taco in Miami. Stop by the cozy spot located in Miami Beach and try the most popular dish, the birria tacos with brisket. You can also order them with chicken or shrimp. Coming soon is a bar which will let Olivares to create her delicious margaritas.
Address: 642 6th St, Miami Beach
Phone: (305) 397-8765
Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday to Sunday: 11 a.m. – midnight
Los Chilangos Taqueria
This food truck promises one of the most authentic Mexican experiences you can have in South Florida. Located in Little Havana, the tacos will transport you to the streets of Mexico City. Also try their famous tortas al pastor, chorizo, meat or cheese. Accompany tacos, burritos, quesadillas or tortas with Mexican corn and a refreshing Jarritos.
Address: 1801 NW 7th St., Miami
Phone: (786) 230-0124
Hours: Sunday and Monday: 6 p.m. – midnight; Tuesday:noon – 12:30 a.m..; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: 6 p.m. – midnight; Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
Start your day with an authentic breakfast at this colorful restaurant. For the first meal of the day, try their chilaquiles with beef or chicken served with beans and eggs in green and red sauce. Their scrambled eggs with chorizo, beans and house-made Mexican salsa are a great option, too.
For lunch or dinner choose from its wide variety of tacos, among which are chicken, pork carnitas, lamb barbecue, al pastor, roast beef, among others. They also have an extensive vegetarian menu where you can find soups, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas, gorditas, and many other options.
Address: 1961 SW 8th St, Miami
Phone: (305) 644-4015
Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9:30 pm.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 pm
This taqueria offers Mexican cuisine in a cozy space with affordable prices. Try their steamed beef tacos, fish ceviche, al pastor tacos, and enchiladas. Accompany them with a delicious homemade green sauce. Although they are not on the menu, you can order the delicious birrias and their employees will gladly bring them to your table.
Do not miss the opportunity to try their delicious carnitas burrito or roast beef tacos. The guacamole, pico de gallo and salsas are the epitome of culinary freshness. They have vegetarian options on their menu.
Address: 2164 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33125
Phone: (786) 908-6023
Hours: Monday to Thursday: noon – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: noon – 10 pm; Sunday closed.
Mr. Tutis Fruities
Refresh your day with a tasty glass of fresh fruit bathed in chamoy sauce and sprinkled with Tajín, an acclaimed Mexican condiment that gives them a salty, citrusy and slightly spicy touch. Choose from a variety of mango, pineapple, melon, strawberries or create your own combination with which they also make natural smoothies.
In addition, they offer mangonadas, homemade popsicles, green juice, açai or pitahaya bowls, and jamaica waters. If you arrive wanting to eat something hot, you can choose between delicious tacos, burritos, sopes, tostadas and soups. Before you go, check out
Take a look at the wide variety of typical Mexican sweets they sell.
Address: 139 S Redland Rd #11, Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (786) 339-9726
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
This story was originally published April 1, 2022 2:55 PM.