Mariachi and Chips

Tequila Sunrise

Early in the evening, before the sun sets on Sunrise, service is polite, professional, and efficient. On a Friday-night visit, with most of the 210 seats filled, that efficiency evaporated as quickly as steam over a hot tortilla. Actually it was the servers themselves who disappeared, our eviscerated appetizers sitting in front of us for so long that shortly after the busperson finally cleared the plates, our waiter returned and passed out dessert menus; I told him politely that we'd prefer waiting until after dinner. He took back the menus, apologized, and fled, our entrées not appearing for another ten minutes. Then another long wait before those plates were cleared, and more time still before our waiter made it back to us, again, with dessert menus. We chose the traditional flan ($4.50), goat milk-filled crêpes topped with nuts ($5.25), and fried ice cream ($5.50), but an additional ten minutes passed before he came for our order, at which point we were out of patience and asked for the check.

Muy buenos: Miami gets more than just another Tequila Sunrise
Steve Satterwhite
Muy buenos: Miami gets more than just another Tequila Sunrise

Location Info


Tequila Sunrise

3894 SW 8th St.
Coral Gables, FL 33134-3002

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami


Open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 1:00 a.m.
3894 SW 8th St, Coral Gables; 305-446-8280.

As for that mariachi band, it was far better than any that had ever before pestered me in a Mexican restaurant: the singer strong of voice, the trumpeter a virtual Al Hirt. They were almost good enough to make me stop mocking mariachis forever. Of course I would rather have spent the following day dwelling on how swell the food was, instead of trying to get "Vaya Condios" out of my head, but that's just not the sort of place this is.

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