An excellent taco in Miami is no longer hard to find. But few places craft one as masterfully as Charly's Vegan Tacos, which specializes in plant-based authentic versions of the Mexican classic. The restaurant concept, conceived by chef Charly Garcia and whose flagship is located in Tulum, makes its corn tortillas in house and fills them with a bevy of vegetables and meat alternatives. There are nine taco options, and they come in orders of three for $16. Go for the jackfruit pulled "pork" with ancho pepper adobo, shredded lettuce, cured red onion, vegan creme, and creamy green salsa. Another favorite is the al pastor, containing a mixture of grilled mushrooms marinated in achiote, garlic, pineapple, and cilantro and served with cured red onion, fresh pineapple, and cilantro. Here, the recognizable Mexican flavors have proven worthy enough to attract even the staunchest carnivores. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Readers' choice: The Taco Stand