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What Makes a Great Mexican Restaurant?


Recent data shows that Americans love Mexican food. Consumer surveys revealed that nearly 250 million Americans enjoyed Mexican cuisine at least once during 2017. These figures don’t necessarily distinguish authentic Mexican food from Tex Mex or Cal Mex, however, there are significant distinctions. Authentic Mexican cuisine is distinct from the cuisines that mix with flavors and trends from the southwestern United States. And authentic Mexican restaurants are a little more difficult to find, so what makes an authentic top Mexican restaurant? Which of the top Mexican restaurants are people drawn to, and, besides authenticity, what draws them? At Talavera Cocina Mexicana, we believe there are definitely a few elements that make a top Mexican restaurant popular, successful, and authentic.

Inventive Menus Devoted to Mexican Tradition
At Talavera Cocina Mexicana, tradition is the lifeblood of our menus. But we haven’t overlooked the exciting Mexican tradition of inventing and reinventing a storied and rich cuisine. Being creative permits top Mexican restaurants to invent new traditions, reinterpret old ones, and satisfy curious diners of all kinds. Our moles are served in a number of ways, some traditional, some new; and our el huarache grill features crossover touches like black bean puree and goat cheese. Combining a devotion to tradition with a flair for creativity is a great element of top Mexican restaurants like Talavera Cocina Mexicana.

Seasonal Specials
Top Mexican restaurants like Talavera Cocina Mexicana will take the very best of seasonal goods and dishes and offer them at an inviting price. Among the dishes we offer on our rotating seasonal specials menu are ceviche blanco, mango and avocado salad, and chile en nogada, and many more, all from the freshest seasonal ingredients and priced to be enjoyed at one of Florida's top Mexican restaurants.

Traditional Mexican Foods
Of course, the key to finding a great Mexican restaurant is the availability and quality of traditional Mexican food. And from street food (los antojitos) to carne asada, Talavera Cocina Mexicana delivers the very best Mexican food in Miami. While many lovers of Mexican restaurants think of Mexican food like fajitas, tacos, and burritos, at Talavera we go deeper. Tradition is everywhere on our menu, but for a true taste of traditional Mexican food, order from our Traditional Fare menu featuring huachinango en salsa verde, camarones al ajillo, arrachera al carbon, and others.

There’s a reason that Mexican restaurants are among the top restaurants in terms of popularity. And that reason has less to do with the familiar and more to do with the unheralded traditions and daring new inventions that are good enough to become familiar. Find a little of all of these at Talavera Cocina Mexicana, one of the top restaurants in Coral Gables. Come in soon!

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