Coyo Taco Pops Up For Art Basel: Taco and Margarita Sneak Peek

The sign goes up at Coyo Taco.
The sign goes up at Coyo Taco.
Coyo Taco via Facebook

If you've been waiting with baited breath for Coyo Taco to open so you can snag one of chef Scott Linquist's tacos, your wait is over on Sunday. Sort of.

Although the Wynwood taco joint is not yet open, it will pop up on Sunday as part of the Sound of Tomorrow collaborative event that will close out Miami Art Week -- which coincides perfectly with your absolute post-Basel need to chill down with some tacos and a few margaritas.

See also: Wynwood's Coyo Taco Taps Scott Linquist for Executive Chef Position

The event, held Sunday, December 7, from 4 p.m. to midnight at Maps Backlot (342 NW 24th St.) features performances and exhibits by 222 Worldwide, Maps, and Soulection Records, featuring Mr. Carmack, Joe Kay, Andre Power, the Whooligan, RudeboySven, Ynot, Louie Arson, Corey Chase, and Sire in a fusion of soul music and visual art.

And, of course, there will be tacos. Coyo's executive chef Scott Linquist will be on hand to offer a tease of what's to come at the soon-to-open Mexican eatery.

The pop-up will offer guacamole, made with hand mashed Hass avocado, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, tomato, and sea salt, is served with chips and chipotle salsa, roasted tomatillo salsa, and salsa fresca ($3).

Of course, it's all about the tacos. Two different kinds will be featured, bargain priced at $3 each (so you'll want to try both of them multiple times over).

The cochinita pibil taco features achiote marinated pork shoulder roasted for 12 hours in fresh banana leaf with habanero pickled onions and queso cotija.

The nopales taco is generously filled with grilled cactus, quinoa, pico de gallo, queso fresco, and serrano lime salsa.

To wash everything down, the Coyo pop-up will offer craft margaritas and Mexican sodas.

When will Coyo open, by the way? Sources say in the next few week, but certainly by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more info.

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