It’s time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods – the taco! October 4th is National Taco Day, and there’s no better place to indulge than in Miami, a city known for its amazing Cuban, Mexican, and Latin fusion cuisine. From authentic street tacos to gourmet interpretations, Miami’s got plenty of spots to get your taco fix. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the top restaurants and bars in Miami to grab deals and savor tacos for National Taco Day.
Whether you prefer soft corn tortillas or crunchy shells, carne asada or spicy chorizo, Miami’s taco joints have you covered. So get ready to enjoy some of the best tacos South Florida has to offer and celebrate this delicious holiday in style. Buen provecho!
Serena at Moxy Miami South Beach
Celebrate National Taco Day, October 4th, at Serena, located in Moxy Miami South Beach, for a rooftop dining experience where the allure of Oaxaca and Mexico City’s al fresco patio dining scene comes alive. Feel the fiesta at Serena and enjoy specialty tacos from their limited-time National Taco Day menu, featuring fried coconut shrimp tacos, short rib birria tacos, honey mango chicken tacos, and roasted cauliflower tacos. Additionally, enjoy one complimentary Pacifico beer with your order of tacos. With endless sunset city views, expertly crafted selection of tequila cocktails and a sophisticated, yet laid-back vibe, Serena sets the stage for the ultimate fiesta this National Taco Day.
Hoja Taqueria at Generator Miami
Indulge this National Taco Day, October 4th, at Hoja Taqueria, the authentic Oaxacan-inspired eatery located inside Generator Miami, Savor an array of Hoja’s delectable taco offerings featuring the al pastor, carne asada, chicken, mushroom, fish or sweet potato tacos; accompanied by homemade salsa and warm corn tortilla chips for a salty crunch. To perfectly complement the exquisite food offerings, sip on an array of hand-crafted cocktails from Hoja’s exciting and inventive cocktail menu, infused with the most unique flavors, spices and ingredients. Inspired by the exceptional flavors and laid-back spirit of the Oaxacan coastline, Hoja Taqueria presents guests and locals an authentic Oaxacan experience right in the heart of Miami Beach, best enjoyed on National Taco Day.
MATADOR ROOM at The Miami Beach EDITION
Michelin- star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has reinvented the iconic MATADOR ROOM with reimagined menus that offer his interpretation of Caribbean, Spanish, and Latin and South American cuisines, perfect for National Taco Day. In spirit of the holiday, immerse yourself in Chef Jean- George’s exquisite taco offerings featuring the Roasted Mushroom Taco, Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Crispy Fish Tacos, and Griddled Fish Tacos, prepared beautifully with Griddled Florida Black Flounder, pickled cabbage-chili and flavored to perfection with Chef’s signature aioli. Inspired by its rich history and 1950s glamour, the world-renowned MATADOR ROOM is the perfect place to celebrate National Taco Day in elegance.
Celebrate National Taco Day among a tropical oasis of lush greenery and bohemian brio at Gitano and experience an air of Tulum without ever leaving Miami Beach. Located on the ground floor and rooftop levels of Casa Faena, Gitano offers signature refreshing cocktails, and authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine with a modern twist. This National Taco Day, indulge in Gitano’s signature tacos including the “La Gringa” Al Pastor, featuring pork al pastor in achiote, oaxaca cheese and pineapple, or the Smoked Shrimp Tacos Zarandeados, a beautiful combination of Mexican Yuzukosho, red cabbage and habanero. Let the authentic flavors, mystical Mexican vibes and Gypsy disco sounds of Gitano transport you to a magical night in Tulum.
Coyo Taco is a Miami staple, and for a good reason. This taco spot offers authentic Mexican flavors with a modern twist, and their tacos are consistently delicious. Their menu features a variety of fillings, from classic al pastor to vegan options like grilled mushroom and roasted cauliflower. Be sure to try their signature guacamole, which is made fresh daily.
Taquiza is another excellent option for authentic Mexican street food in Miami. They use traditional techniques to make their tortillas, which are made with non-GMO heirloom corn sourced from Mexico. Their fillings are equally as impressive, with options like slow-cooked carnitas and grilled skirt steak. If you’re looking for something different, try their taco de chapulines, which are made with crispy grasshoppers.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is a trendy spot that serves up flavorful tacos and killer cocktails. Their menu features a variety of fillings, including grilled octopus, crispy fish, and slow-roasted pork. They also have a selection of vegetarian and vegan options, like their cauliflower al pastor and jackfruit carnitas. Don’t forget to check out their speakeasy bar in the back, which offers a fun and unique atmosphere.
Savor this National Taco Day, October 4th, at Pink Taco, the iconic rocker-chic Mexican Restaurant serving up tacos with an attitude since ‘99. In spirit of the holiday, treat your tastebuds to an irresistible selection of flavor-bursting taco creations including mouthwatering carne asada, fried lobster, crispy coconut shrimp, al pastor, juicy carnitas or ‘The Bell’, made with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, warmly served in a crispy corn shell and flavored to perfection with hot sauce and mexican crema. For a vibrant bite, indulge in the OG pink tacos, lovingly crafted with your choice of chicken or chorizian tofu, jack cheese, pickled red onions, avocado, and served in fried pink corn tortillas for a colorful crunch. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, where the local energy matches the restaurant’s high-spirited vibe, Pink Taco combines bold tastes with a lively atmosphere, making it the perfect destination to celebrate this National Taco Day in style.
Tacombi is a popular taco spot that brings the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of a traditional Mexican taqueria to Miami Beach. They use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create their authentic and flavorful tacos, which are served on homemade tortillas. The restaurant’s decor, which features vintage VW vans and colorful tiles, adds to the fun and lively atmosphere. Tacombi is the perfect spot for a casual and delicious meal, and their outdoor seating area is a great place to enjoy the Miami weather.
The Taco Stand
This colorful taqueria (with a “hidden” omakase restaurant in the back) features an assortment of classic tacos like pastor and fish varieties, along with quesadillas, carne asada fries, and breakfast options.
The Bar Lab team — the group behind The Broken Shaker, Margot Wine Bar, and many others — now have two locations of their popular Taqueria Hoja for diners to indulge in taco. Serving items like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas filled with items like al pastor, carne asada, koji sweet potato, and shrimp, which can be washed back by margaritas, beers, or soda.
Located right off the hustle and bustle of 8th street, Viva Mexico is a brightly colored taqueria serving up some of Miami’s favorite tacos. Opt for the adventurous tacos like its leguna (tongue) or tripa (cow intestine) tacos that are a restaurant signatures.
If you’re looking for a no-frills taco spot that serves up authentic Mexican street food, look no further than El Taquito. This cash-only establishment has been serving up delicious tacos for over 20 years, and their loyal customers keep coming back for more. Their menu features classics like al pastor, carne asada, and chorizo, and their homemade salsas add the perfect kick of flavor.
Caja Caliente is a Cuban-inspired taco spot that offers a unique twist on traditional Mexican flavors. Their fillings include options like ropa vieja, lechon, and grilled shrimp, and their tacos are served on homemade tortillas. Be sure to try their queso frito taco, which is made with fried cheese and topped with pico de gallo and cilantro lime crema.
In conclusion, Miami has no shortage of amazing taco spots, and these are just a few of the best. Whether you’re in the mood for classic al pastor or want to try something more adventurous, these taco joints are sure to satisfy your cravings. So next time you’re in the mood for some delicious Mexican street food, give one of these spots a try.