You might think South Florida needs another Mexican restaurant like Heidi and Spencer need a photo op, but the new Talavera Cocina Mexicana in Coral Gables will change your mind. The owners have found success with their first venture, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar in Coconut Grove, so chances are they will bring something fresh to the table once again.
Like Jaguar, with its colorful murals and suspended wooden butterflies, this locale will offer treats for eyes as well as tongue; there will be decorated Talavera pottery and pretty Mexican favorites such as crab enchiladas in chile guajillo sauce, huitlacoche crêpes with zucchini, and corn and chile poblano. A variety of moles from San Pedro Atocpan will also be offered, including mole de xico from Veracruz and green pipian from Puebla. The menu promises to be authentic, because partner/executive chef Oscar Del Rivero -- a Johnson & Wales graduate, by the way -- hails from Mexico City.
Talavera is located at 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, and is slated to open this month. For more information, visit talaveraspot.com.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.