Two New Chilorio's Very Mexican Joints Now Very Open
Hopefully Chilorio's fish tacos will look something like these.
Photo by Lee Klein
Chilorio's Very Mexican, "a fast-casual fresh Mexican restaurant," has opened not one, but two new South Florida outposts: At 130 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, and at 8211 South Dixie Highway in South Miami. Both spots offer what Chilorio bills as "dishes made from authentic Mexican recipes, many of which were provided by the owner's mother." The founder is Diego Cortes.
The chain also claims to prepare everything fresh daily, and "features a variety of authentic Mexican dishes, including grilled burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, fajitas, soups, old recipe guacamole, a kids menu and many desserts."
I have never eaten at a Chilorio's, so at this point can offer no informed opinion as to quality, price point, and so forth. Am I skeptical? Yes, if only because other so-called "fresh" Mexican chain restaurants have been less than impressive. Plus there's something unsettling about this particular boast of authenticity: "The seats are covered with real Mexican newspaper, the tables, walls and ceilings are the colors of modern Mexico."
Well...um...OK. I only hope the newsprint doesn't get on my pants.
Coral Gables: 305-444-5044
South Miami: 305-669-9898
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Miami dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.
More Food & Drink News
- Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Broadway, Beer, and Christmas
Tue., Jan. 19, 6:30pm
Wed., Jan. 20, 7:30pm
Fri., Jan. 22, 6:00pm
Sat., Jan. 23, 8:00pm
- Tamarina Debuts Brunch: All-You-Can-Eat Oysters, Pasta, and Pancakes
- Best Quick and Easy Restaurants for Art Basel 2015