Created by the Atomic Group, known for popular Coral Gables eateries such as Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and Copper 29, this Mexican-style speakeasy is replete with tortilla-wrapped meat and vegetable varieties, paired with dozens of different tequilas and mezcals.
A large part of Plomo's menu is dedicated to tacos ($3 to $5), with nearly a dozen different versions stuffed with chicken, steak, pork, seafood, egg, or vegetables. Also available, find a quinoa and avocado salad ($12); guacamole made with lime, cilantro, and tomatoes with a pinch of sunflower seeds ($9); and corn prepared with lime aioli and queso fresco.
There's also a selection of tequila flights. Choose from economy class ($20), which includes three varieties such as Fortaleza Blanco, Blue Nectar Blanco, and Casa Noble Crystal; business class ($40), equipped with Casa Noble Reposado, Don Julio Anejo, and Don Julio Anejo 70; first class ($55), with Casa Noble Extra Anejo, Don Julio 1942, and Gran Patron Piedra; and the smoking section ($30), which comes with three mezcals including Vida Del Maguye, Illegal Anejo, and Los Amantes Anejo.
When you visit Plomo, here are the five best tacos to try. Consider dining on a Tuesday, where the restaurant offers $8 Don Julio punch, $8 Captain Morgan punch, $5 Don Julio shots, and all tacos for $3.
This crispy taco comes stuffed with beer-battered shrimp within a soft flour tortilla. Creamy chipotle aioli is squeezed on top with a handful of pickled onions. Pair your plate with Plomo's mule ($12), which includes hints of lemongrass, lime juice, and ginger beer.
For something meaty, the El Muro taco features slices of pork marinated in a sweet and smoky pastor sauce. Then it is garnished with pineapple, onions, and cilantro. Sip on a Zona Rosa ($13), a sweet tequila cocktail flavored with açaí berries.
Choose between tuna or salmon tartare in a crunchy tortilla, topped with habanero salsa and chipotle aioli. Order the El Pistoleros ($13) along with it, a tequila cocktail flavored with a spicy yellow pepper syrup and lime juice, served with a grasshopper salt rim.
This classic chicken or beef taco comes with tomatoes, habanero, and onions. It's best paired with the El Gringo ($13), blended with vodka, ginger, and lemon soda.
Filled with sliced skirt steak, caramelized onions, roasted cherry tomatoes, and cilantro, opt for this taco inside a soft-flour tortilla. With your meal, go traditional with a Corona.