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“Fabulous surprise in Coral Gables!”
Review of Talavera

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Ranked #9 of 353 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous surprise in Coral Gables!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We ordered cheese dip, sangria, and a skinny margarita while we perused the menu---enjoyable start to a great meal!!

We then ordered a pork in shank mole which was spoon tender and a grilled chicken huarache. FABULOUS!!!

They also had beautiful pottery plates for sale!

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Surfside, Florida
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“Too foodie to be Mexican”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I ordered the cilantro soup,which was delicious. Unfortunately, the rest of the menu wasn't that good. My main course was huevos rancheros, which I always knew to be a hearty meal. This was three fried eggs over toast, with a dry lump of what seemed to be black beans. It was topped by a red sauce, no rice. no guacamole. My wife ordered huachinango (snapper) which she liked but the rice looked watery to me. My daughter ordered enchiladas, which were small and not very flavorful. They looked more like the 7/11 taquitos that sell at 3 for $2, and probably taste better. The plate was covered with a sauce foodie drawing, which seemed so out of place in a Mexican restaurant and seemed like a an attempt to fill out the empty plate. The service though, was pretty good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Talavera has a great ambient, great food, a great service. It felt like we were eating at a high end restaurant with reasonable prices. It wasn't your typical Chili's, On the Border Mexican meal.. it was way better.

Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
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“Good food but look at your plate before eating.”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Food is great, actually. However i had to fish out a tiny plastic spoon from my soup which i almost swallowed and bit into. Restaurant manager justified the issue but didnt offer any kind of compensation. It wasnt even an apology, more like an explanation. Not what u expect on a 40 dollar per person meal. So whats the use of having great food if you have to risk swallowing plastic and then have the restaurant expect you to be cool with it? Tonnes of other great mexican options without the health hazard and attitude.

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Thank ggomezvenezuela
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“High-End Mexican Done Right”
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
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