Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Daily noon to midnight.
- Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Metered Parking, Street Parking
- Reservations Not Necessary
Taquiza's Steve Santana does more work than necessary. No one said he needed to import dried blue corn from small Mexican farms. Not a soul told him to undertake the painstaking process of turning it into cornflour and then making tortillas. No one demanded they be filled with the slightly spicy, charred poblano strips called rajas or the tangy corn fungus known as huitlacoche. Yet the programmer-turned-cook, who did stints with Jeremiah Bullfrog and at Giorgio Rapicavoli's Eating House, decided it had to be done. And that was the beginning of a little walk-up counter on Collins Avenue that set a new standard for excellent tacos in a city where tacos are booming. Today Taquiza operates locations across the city, including North Beach, South Beach, and the Citadel. Insider tip: If you want a real, bespoke margarita, head to Taquiza. The bartenders mix fresh margaritas using only natural ingredients. They'll also make you whatever flavor combination you desire using real fruit and herbs. Want a strawberry cilantro margarita? Your barkeep will muddle the fresh strawberries — no purée here. Go wild and get creative with fresh coconut water, tamarind, and pineapples.
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