The Jaguar Group has batted 1,000 at the 3 restaurants I've enjoyed: Jaguar, Peacock Cafe and Talavera.
I had great expectations for Bakan. The menu looks fabulous. The facility is nicely designed. The staff is well-trained, the Kitchen does a fine job. On paper and in appearance, this should be the best restaurant in Wynwood. It has everything going for it. But, the implementation and execution falls short. It's almost good. The food is good quality, but it misses the mark. I was so disappointed in the drinks, which were over-iced and short on liquid, they were supposed to be mezcal based product and I felt shortchanged in the flavor and quantity departments. The cheese appetizer was perfect though. Truly excellent. The mole sauce were good, but not great. For the chicken mole, they seemed to have simply boiled the chicken and poured mole sauce over it. There was no flavor imbued by the sauce to the chicken. They same thing with the short rib and the coloradito mole -- two separate items combined at the last minute. It was good product, but not the savory experience hoped for. We passed on dessert. We were too disappointed. On the plus side, the waiter and bus staff were very good, attentive, and effective. The music was edgy, loud and intrusive, eroding the quality of the eating experience.
WAY WAY WAY to loud and it was only half full. Our kind server had the music turned down twice, but still very hard to have a conversation.
Beautiful restaurant, the food was good, plenty of choices. We also enjoyed our beverages. The noise level was a bit loud, the acoustics were not good in that room especially during prime time with a full dining room.
Our server was nice however he was a bit overwhelmed, the rest of the staff did not seem very experienced. However the restaurant opened recently and perhaps there are lots of kinks to work out, it’s a tough business. I would give it a second try.
We had a great time exploring the menu. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!
Drinks were pretty good and ambience was really nice. Fish tacos were amazing but overpriced, all the other plates were decent at best but not worth the price at all. Service was mediocre.
Sea bass tacos were out of this world!
The food was very good!! High quality ingredients, authentic Mexican flavors, good service. I had a reservation for 9:30 pm, we were waiting almost 30 minutes for our table, the service was good but a little rushed and is a very noisy place. We had a good night!
One of the best Mexican meals I’ve had in my life including Michelin starred places in my home city of New York. 110% recommend.
Good place! Love the food. Unique in Miami.
Meeting for work
I may not be the best person to review a Mexican restaurant because I don't love Mexican food. With that said, the guac is fantastic and the fresh chips are out of the park. Portions are huge and tasty and love the ambiance and design of the place. They have a crazy amount of Mezcal bottles and cocktails are delish. The service was ok, leaving us waiting for items on several occasions, but I'm sure that has to do with each particular server. Definitely one to revisit.
Definitely without any hesitation. Great food, great ambience in the heart of Wynwood.
One of the best meals in Miami. I will return
Exceptional service and food!!! Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was authentic and amazing. Highly recommend. Will be back
Everything was great. The drinks, food and the vibe were perfect
Wonderful experience but the food took the prize!
Beautifully decorated. Good sophisticated Mex!
No one noticed it was our anniversary.
Food was great! Service was great! We were disappointed there was no tortilla chips and salsa offered to us while we waited for our friends to arrive.
We have been here several times now and the food is consistently excellent! The queso fundido con chorizo and quacamole are two of our favorite apps. Love the classic margaritas. Tried the mango goat cheese cheesecake for dessert and it was fantastic. We have not had anything on the menu that would don't like. The taco platters are excellent and a great deal. The service has become much better, it appears they were off to a bit of a rough start, but have definitely made progress. We dined inside this time, the music could have been a tad softer, a little hard to hear at times, but still a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend this place to anyone! We will be back!
Outstanding - Food, drinks, music, service!
Looking forward to our next visit!
Fun place delicious food and friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere outside.
We had to wait 40 minutes for the table, even though we had reservations!
Love it, great ambiance, food and super friendly service and management! Awesome experience
I definitely love the ambiance, the decor and of course the food. Everything was great from the queso fundido chorizo, to the chicken quesadilla, to the skirt steak. However I was quite disappointed in the drinks. Our waitress recommended the Tulum Vibe and it just wasn’t that great to me. Overall I would go back again and recommend this place to friends.
What a wonderful meal, the ceviche tostadas and the short rib where awesome.
Outside is lovely for the night. A bit loud, but not that bad. Good crowd, nice drinks! Fantastic place for fish tacos in nice atmosphere
It was very good food and service, with moderately loud music but not too bad. Better inside than outside when it comes to music.
Extraordinary, real, Mexican food. Do not expect anthing CV lose to your typical TEX MEX. This is the real thing... and takes Mexican food to a whole different level!!!
This was my third time at Bakan. Maurice, Jean Pierre and Cristian were all very attentive and polite. The food was excellent. The drinks were even better!
Great Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious, very close to authentic Mexican food, and the ambience is awesome. The mezcal selection is impressive. We tried tacos, quesadillas and sopes to share. We were pleasantly surprised by all the dishes. Will come back for sure.
Food is expensive the outdoor smell like a garbage can was left on the sun for weeks and the place is full of flies so when you eat it is super annoying. If you are looking for an expensive Mexican food in Wynwood with bad smell it is the place to go.
Wonderful upscale Mexican food. Fresh favorites with an artistic flare. Wonderful atmosphere. Service was little off, this last trip.
In the inside dining room, we had two large groups 10 to 12 people both tables. The music was so loud that these folks, more than 20 altogether, had to compete and shout above it to be heard. There were only 4 of us at our table, but at times it was impossible to hear one and other and hold a conversation. Recommendation - if possible, adjust the sound level of the music to the circumstances. Other than that, everything was fine.
Celebrated Cinco de Mayo!!! Food and service was amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go back.
I took a group of girlfriends who were visiting from out of town. We had a reservation, and the only immediate seating availability was outside, so we sat outside. The decor is beautiful, but unfortunately there is a club next door, and its music is excessively loud. We could barely hear ourselves. Our server was only okay. He did not check on us until we were finished eating. The food was only okay, too, and the lighting was so low that we couldn’t see our food. I may give it one more chance if I can sit inside (which is also beautiful), but I was definitely disappointed.
Great food. Customer service on point. The host really nice. Overall a great place to have dinner.
Outstanding. So simple and so good.
Great concept, good food and flavors. The restaurant inside is nice but the outside is too noisy due to the next door club. Will definetly go back during earlier hours (when the club is closed) to enjoy the outdoor bar. Great selection of mezcals. Our server seems to be a little distracted at the beginning and service wasn’t that good but he corrected it at the end. Hence the 5 star review. The manager on the floor and the support staff were very atrentive picking up the slack of our server. Good job everyone!