Talavera Cocina Mexicana

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709 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks.

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MarcosS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Our reservation was at 8:30pm, we arrived at 8:35pm. They said they could not seat 5 of us together and that was NOT stated on the reservation page. I would have made a reservation at another restaurant as we try to support the local businesses and eat out every Saturday night. They said it would be 30-40 minutes and I told her we had a reservation. The hostess was not empathetic that I was there for a birthday and was extremely upset I would be waiting. There were two tables with families of five with small children but in my opinion five people is five people. A few people without reservations received a table before we did although they had less people they should have been holding a table aside since they needed two tables and they could have sat three of us. I had to approach the hostess five to eight times to point out that there is a curfew and if we are not seated soon we will not be able to eat. The hostess said said there was no longer a curfew which was incorrect information. Finally we were seated; two of us in one table and three in a table half the size of the table for two. I told the server that was completely unacceptable and they needed a bigger table. There were two tables that needed to be cleaned that were bigger and finally someone cleaned one and the rest of my family was seated. Thee water took forever to be refilled and it was very hot outside. The food was fair and we were rushed to eat. We should have been compensated for the waiting, inconvenience and being rushed. A horrible eating experience and we will never go back. An apology should have been given and they have no right to take reservations when they do not seat people according to them.

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vipLaBuenaVida
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talavera serves the most authentic Mexican food in town. My favorite dish is the Chile Relleno — it’s off menu, but they usually have it. It’s reminiscent of the one my Abuela would make. Their salsitas and margaritas are also great!! You can’t go wrong dining here if you like good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was absolutely delicious. Socially distant compliant. Very clean and sanitized work areas and tables. Glassware and silverware were Clean. Offered plastic ware for convenience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and Service were excellent

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vipKimN
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Even with this difficult time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! This was our first outing after the Covid-19 pandemic began in March and the team at Talavera was very welcoming and did a great job of putting us at ease not only with distancing tables but also taking all necessary sanitary precautions for their diners.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talavera never disappoints. In spite of restrictions, the staff was exemplary. The food, as always, was excellent. Kudos to your team.

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vipLove2eatout
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican restaurant in Miami! Have gone there for years.

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ceregmal
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite “mole”.
Better yet being well served.
In Miami, good customer service is not easy to find...

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AlR1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service!

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vipMaggie
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good for the price points, service can be improved.

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ROGERS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Surprisingly poor. Tasteless seviche. No lime or lemon juice, onion barely avocado. Didn't taste the onion, fish was very soft. Then ordered the carne asada a la Talavera and it was presented well done when we had ordered one medium and one medium-rare. Waiter changed it and brought us medium-well. Wasn't worth the $27.00. Will try again. I have eaten there better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was really terrible unfor

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johnl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Went with spouse and college son. Everyone very happy with all food. Good service. Convenient location. Go!

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vipMirnaS
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious. No matter what you order is good. Mariachis got there late, but its ok. I will keep going back at least one Wednesday a month.

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B10Tournament
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Upscale authentic food. Unbelievable Margaritas. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Noise level was not an issue at all. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food great service—- very loud

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GizelleE
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Awesome service considering it was valentines day. The reservations were a huge help. Even without the holiday this place has great food

PM
vipPedroM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

It is not what is offered. Completely different to what it seems in the pictures.

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vipGoguif
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today Valentine Day great mexican food and the service:excellent and thanks to Jose. This is one of my favorite restaurant. Beautiful place.

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vipGoguif
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leonel our server excellent and the food outstanding. Love the mexican food.

CM
CharlesM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Waiter was very nice, we sat outside on a quiet Monday night. Food was good but desserts all had a strong alcohol flavor to the sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went with my mom to have a pleasant dinner. Classic restaurant for Mexican fare :)

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Anip
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The front Hostess was kind, friendly and organized. The server was nice gentlemen but too busy socializing with wait staff and in hurry to get order. We mentioned vegetarians to hostess who indicated of course there were option and speak with server. He was not helpful other than pointing to what's available but nothing more, nothing less. He didn't even know names of whiskeys available for traditional old fashioned. The owner/manager had to tell him when he overheard the our conversation.

We asked for the chicken enchiladas minus the chicken and he said he'd asked the kitchen. Um what?! Isn't the food made fresh?

Beautiful restaurant but he felt rushed and he was in rushed headspace because I guess he felt the faster he moved, the busier he appeared.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Mexican food in Coral Gables!

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FoodiefromtheMNburbs
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with lots of shareable items.

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vipmaryEllin
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was sluggish. But food was good. Space was noisy and not as comfortable as our last visit... good steak special and delish churrasco. Good margaritas too.

MC
MikeC
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Andy was amazing

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vipElizabeth
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Nice place, family oriented. Tasty food.

MG
MrsG9310
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy coming here. The food is so much different, in the best way, then the typical Tex-Mex. Flavors are fresh and unique. We love it.

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WilliamP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Coral Gables we eat here. We love everything about this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not impressed. Wait staff was not friendly, and food was mediocre.

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Ximena
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food not what I expected, great service though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. Stopped in with a visiting friend for lunch. As a picky eater with a small appetite, I ordered Enchiladas Suizas and loved them. I even almost finished the entire plate of food! Would definitely come back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review