Bodega Taqueria y Tequila To Debut All-Day Neighborhood Bar With Latest Outpost In Coral Gables
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, the popular brand, known for its fast-casual taqueria and lively bar scene, is excited to announce that its Coral Gables location at 317 Miracle Mile is set to open next month. This marks the brand’s eighth establishment nationwide, and strengthens its foothold in South Florida as its sixth iteration. The Coral Gables outpost stands out as the brand’s first hybrid concept in the region (having recently debuted in Chicago’s River North neighborhood), evolving from the original speakeasy-style lounge to a more casual, all-day neighborhood bar to appeal to the “City Beautiful” community. Additionally, the introduction of self-ordering kiosks will enhance the customer experience, focusing on more personalized service at the taqueria; meanwhile, the bar and mezcaleria are full service experiences.
Bodega’s Coral Gables space is a testament to the brand’s commitment to providing a unique dining and social experience that can cater to different neighborhoods and settings. This location combines the fan-favorite taqueria with a vibrant bar scene in a communal space, boasting both indoor and outdoor patio seating. Adding to its allure, the venue includes an intimate 506-square-foot mezcaleria, first introduced in Coconut Grove and celebrated for its extensive selection of high-end tequilas and mezcals. This private area, designed to accommodate up to 26 guests, offers an elevated cocktail experience with its own unique programming. The new location aims to serve as a hidden gem in the neighborhood, perfect for those seeking a lively and inviting atmosphere.
The latest outpost will also debut a new cocktail menu, as well as a new mezcaleria menu, along with its popular food offerings. Featured daily programming will include Margarita Mondays with $5 frozen and draft house margaritas; Taco Tuesdays offering three for $11 classic tacos; Wine Wednesdays with half-off bottles of wine; Tap Thursdays when guests can enjoy $1 beer until the keg is tapped; and various weekend specials to support game-watching like $1 wings, $5 draft beer, bloody mary and michelada. The mezcaleria will host Flight Night and Mezcal Mondays, showcasing a wide array of new agave-based and non-agave cocktails, including the Millionaire Margarita. Additionally, guests can find rotating flights featuring lowland and highland tequilas; single village mezcals with paired garnishes; the introduction of eight specialty margaritas; three large format shareable cocktails; and two mocktails.
“Our new location on Miracle Mile is not just about bringing our renowned taqueria and spirited bar experience to a new locale; it’s about embedding ourselves in the fabric of the neighborhood,” says Jared Galbut, CEO and Founder of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. “We aim to create a space where locals can enjoy their experience in a more casual setting at any time of the day. Guests can expect a vibrant happy hour scene, in addition to enjoying pre- and post-dinner cocktails in the mezcaleria, as we create a different experience that is more elevated, and yet still approachable from the nightlife scene the brand is known for. This opening marks a significant milestone for us, as we expand the hybrid concept and introduce the self ordering kiosks and an open floor plan for the bar, a little unique to the traditional speakeasy found at nearby Coconut Grove and South Beach locations.”
Under the leadership of Galbut, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has seen significant growth in recent years. Following the brand’s expansion strategy, it recently opened two locations in Chicago and has signed additional leases in Washington D.C. The first Bodega Taqueria y Tequila opened in South Beach in 2014 and has since expanded across South Florida and beyond. The brand shows no signs of slowing down, with plans to double its footprint in the next two years. This includes additional locations in Downtown Miami at Natiivo Miami; Miami’s Wynwood Arts District and in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Coral Gables is located at 315-317 Miracle Mile. For more information about Bodega, please visit BodegaTaqueria.com and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily; happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and the mezcaleria is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.