Bakan

4.5
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Bakan combines traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern-day twist, making it the perfect new Mexican spot for the locals and tourists to enjoy visually appealing plates in a creative atmosphere.

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Miami
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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BS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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NW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time exploring the menu. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea bass tacos were out of this world!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place! Love the food. Unique in Miami.

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting for work

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I
Miami
113 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely without any hesitation. Great food, great ambience in the heart of Wynwood.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals in Miami. I will return

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food!!! Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was authentic and amazing. Highly recommend. Will be back

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The drinks, food and the vibe were perfect

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FR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience but the food took the prize!

Delicious!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautifully decorated. Good sophisticated Mex!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

No one noticed it was our anniversary.

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MA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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O
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding - Food, drinks, music, service!
Looking forward to our next visit!

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TO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place delicious food and friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere outside.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had to wait 40 minutes for the table, even though we had reservations!

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VB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, great ambiance, food and super friendly service and management! Awesome experience

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal, the ceviche tostadas and the short rib where awesome.

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N
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very good food and service, with moderately loud music but not too bad. Better inside than outside when it comes to music.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!!!

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EA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful upscale Mexican food. Fresh favorites with an artistic flare. Wonderful atmosphere. Service was little off, this last trip.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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s
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Cinco de Mayo!!! Food and service was amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go back.

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MB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Customer service on point. The host really nice. Overall a great place to have dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. So simple and so good.

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DV
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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!

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