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“High-End Mexican Done Right” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Talavera

Talavera
2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
+1 305-444-2955
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Ranked #41 of 280 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Giralda Ave.
Description: Mexico.... home of Talavera, the unique fine art pottery from the 16th Century, native of the city of Puebla. This genuine and refined Mexican spirit of the Talavera art sets the ground for the spirit of our menu. From the "Huarache" grill, a series of delicate dishes served on a corn tortilla base, to a variety of regional specialties from Sonora to Oaxaca, from Michoacan to Puebla, from Jalisco to Yucatan. Talavera, the art of a genuine and refined taste of Mexico.
Zagreb
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“High-End Mexican Done Right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This place is one of our favorite restaurants in Miami. We dream about their queso con chorizo whenever we're overseas. The environment is excellent. The staff are always knowledgable, and the margaritas are off the charts! Try the Mexico city tacos or the juarrache grill with steak. It would be a sin to forget to order the queso.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good but not Tex Mex Mexican.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service good food. Not your standard Mexican food. High end for the exquisite palette. Very nice atmosphere. Good skinny margarita.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“Delicious upscale Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is the first place I've ever had the real authentic Mexican dishes that nobody talks about. Enchiladas were delicious and the fish is incredibly fresh. All of their salsas are great. The chicken salad is a mountain of fresh deliciousness. Sit outside if you can. DON'T MISS THE $4.25 MARHARITAS FROM 4-7! They're wonderful. Add them to anything on the menu for the whole experience. I highly recommend this place

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sflmom111
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“Great Food and Amazing Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Have been here several times and the food and service are consistently excellent. Wait staff goes out of their way to make sure you are comfortable (offered to move our table when HE noticed it wobbled a bit) and enjoying our meal. They have a variety of special margaritas; last Friday they had a lychee margarita with volcanic salt as their special. Our waiter highly recommended it and told us if we didn't like it, we could change it for something else. No need to worry - it was delicious.
Food is just as good as the drinks. We always start with the queso fundido, which is a shallow plate of fried cheese with chorizo served with warm tortillas. Between that and the never-ending supply of fresh chips and salsa, you almost don't need a meal. But I have had several of their steaks and most recently a pulled pork dish that have all been great.
I highly recommend Talavera, especially on the first Friday of the month when it is Giralda under the Stars and the street is closed down so that you can enjoy the dining al fresco.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“High End Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the real thing. Talavera serves what you would find in the best restaurants in Mexico. Try the Queso Fundido with Poblano Peppers, the Guacamole and the Shrimp Tostadas to start. The fish dishes are unbelievably good. Remember to ask about chef's specials. The best Margaritas in South Florida. My Mexican wife and I are regulars. This is one of our favorites.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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