Miami is replete with Mexican-inspired joints that specialize in tortilla-wrapped meat and vegetables. There's Coyo Taco in Wynwood, Taquiza and Lolo's Surf Cantina in South Beach, and Tacology in Brickell. In about a month, Miami will add another spot to the list: Plomo, a tequila and taco bar at 230 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.
Created by the Atomic Group, known for popular Coral Gables eateries such as Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and Copper 29, Plomo emulates a Mexican-style speakeasy. It offers a dimly lit atmosphere with colorful skulls painted on the walls, cacti set on tables, and a plant-covered ceiling.
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Though many details about Plomo's debut are under wraps, a sneak peek at the menu reveals a restaurant centered on tacos. There are 11 varieties, packed with chicken, steak, pork, seafood, egg, or vegetables on a choice of tortilla.
Try the El Muro, stuffed with pork al pastor, pineapple, onions, and cilantro; the El Guero, packed with with beer-battered shrimp, creamy chipotle aioli, and pickled onions; the El No Mames, with potato, eggs, and chorizo; and the El Taco Volador, filled with salmon or tuna tartare, habanero salsa, and chipotle aioli. Tacos range from $3 to $4.50 each. Other options include salads, large Mexican-inspired plates to share, and a selection of desserts.
Plomo's expansive bar will stock more than 65 tequilas and mezcals. Happy hour, ladies' night, Taco Tuesday, a weekend brunch, and other weekly events are expected soon.
The opening, which is slated for sometime in July, will mark Miracle Mile's first taco and tequila joint.