Talavera Cocina Mexicana

4.4
618 reviews
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Mexican
Mexico, home of Talavera, the unique fine art pottery from the 16th Century, native of the city of Puebla.


This genuine and refined Mexican spirit of the Talavera art sets the ground for the spirit of our menu. From the "Huarache" grill, a series of delicate dishes served on a corn tortilla base, to a variety of regional specialties from Sonora to Oaxaca, from Michoacan to Puebla, from Jalisco to Yucatan.

Talavera, the art of a genuine and refined taste of Mexico.
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I always love the food here. The service could've been better. The waitress didnt greet us, stopped by to ask for drinks but then took like 15 minutes to come back to take the order. Didnt suggest anything, didn't smile, maybe she wasnt having a good day. I will keep going back because the good is just delicious.

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w
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place never misses. Wonderful guacamole that is perfect to enjoy with a margarita.
Very varied menu, so if you don't want a large entre, there are plenty of good alternatives.

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JM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT MEXICAN FOOD

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined in their outdoor seating area. The service and the food are exceptional. The food tasted authentic and the portion size was also good.

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S
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and the service is awesome. Love the Margaritas and the chips and salsas. The mahi-mahi is my favorite.

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EL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic flavors, and interesting twists on some Mexican favorites. Great food.

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Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

The hostess was extremely rude. We almost left based on her attitude alone but decided to stay because we read the food was exceptional. We told our waiter about the rude hostess and he requested that we inform the manager which we did. The manager actually defended her rude behavior which was a first for me. The food was okay but definitely not worth the way we were treated by the hostess or the manager. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating so I hate to give this restaurant a low rating but he and the food were not enough to make up for bad attitudes and poor excuses. I would not recommend this restaurant as I am sure there are other Mexican restaurants that are just as good with pleasant staff.

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JM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexicana in Florida.

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F
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good lunch, fresh products good service. We will be back

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican restaurant in Miami hands down.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Had an MSG reaction or something similar. Was a bad experience

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E
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

i ordered the Mexican salad with seared tuna on top. the tuna was really good. the salad was ridiculous for the price. Minimal amount of corn or black beans. if it had been my only item, it would have been extremely disappointing for the price. too expensive for what I got. The tuna was very tasty and well done. The tamarind margarita had a really weird taste and i had to send it back. the regular margarita was much better. the service was good as was the environment.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Based on the great reviews, I expected it to be a little nicer inside. It was very busy and loud due to the music. I wouldn't waste time ordering their margaritas. They have way too much mix and were quite sour. I got the red snapper and it was good, slightly over seasoned. For the price point, I don't feel it's worth more than 3 stars. Guess it's just par for the area from a price perspective. I think you can find better Mexican food for a better price elsewhere.

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a
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We took advantage of the beautiful outside seating. The cilantro margaritas were outstanding, the food was very good as well. Best of all was our server who went above and beyond to make our experience a memorable one!!!

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KL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I never worry when I go to Talavera -- the food is consistently good and the service is always great. The outdoor seating is perfect on a mild day or evening. It's a meal and dining experience you can count on.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Had a dirty glass that I had to ask to be replaced. Otherwise, great first experience!

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D
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were seated outside on a delightful coral gables evening...service very attentive,,,and the kitchen was on top of its game...we've been coming to Talavera since they opened, enjoyed it, but tonight the food was at a whole new level. bravo

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, delicious food. We will go again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Birthday dinner. Group of 4. We did not get a waiter for over 20 minutes even after we asked. We were then switched to 3 waiters throughout the meal that didn’t know what the other/s had put in the computer for us. It was not a good birthday experience for me. I was so excited to go because it was my first time there.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food; good ambience. Overall good meal. I will return.

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SO
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, ambience- everything was excellent- highly recommend this place

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eat soo many times lunch or dinner, trying different dishes and all are excelent. Service within reazonable waiting time, personnel always polite, I would recommend it definitely of course!!!!!!

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H
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. Especially the fish ceviche and the margaritas! Service was very spotty. In fact the manager had to step in and take our initial drink orders. Overall we would definitely go back. Maybe we'll get a better waiter on the next visit.

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MC
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The hostess was so unfriendly, walked us around an empty restaurant and sat us at a high top where there were no servers when we arrived. The hostess did not even acknowledge that I had a reservation, etc. I felt that a welcome and a smile would have gone a long way.
Our server came by after I went to the bar and ordered drinks as we had been waiting about 15 min, the young man who brought the chips and water was very attentive and kind. Once the waitress appeared, she let us know she just got there, when we told her our drinks were ordered, but she definitely warmed up to us as the evening progressed. The drinks and food were outstanding as usual.
For that reason I would recommend to a friend, because the food is always reliable and delicious. The service has declined since the last time I was there, and I would consider other venues the next time I am in the Gables, as there are many other quality restaurants in that same area in that price range.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our best friends birthday. The food is amazing! Queso fundido and Jalapeño margaritas hit the spot :)

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1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I walked and we told the young lady there that we had reservations. She looked at his with this face of confusion, we give her the name on the reservation and she took forever to find it. She ended up finding it, grabs menus and walks us to our table. She turns around and goes oh it’s not clean. Me: Umm so why did you walk us here? My huband and I sat down, looked at the menu, and walked right out. Place was made to seem that it was a sophisticated restaurant and you walked in and it looked like a pub bar. This was a disappointment beyond belief. It was a way to casual place for the prices of the menu. Not worth my time.

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is great place for authentic Mexican regional specialties; I don't mean Tex Mex. Menu has seasonal specialties. Great Margarita's as well. Can be a bit noisy at peak times.

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JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top Shelf Mexican food with an attentive staff. Really great

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RC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were fairly disappointed by Talaverna. The first impression was a very unhappy hostess who did not acknowledge us at all, just said "follow me", walked us to a table and dropped menus. Didn't say normal things like "hello" or "good evening" or tell us the name of our server. Chips and salsa were brought to the table, the container will filled with broken chip pieces, 5 whole chips and the rest were all little tiny broken pieces. Our busser saw me take a photo of it then suddenly a new bowl of chips appeared on the table. Our server was kind and knowledgeable but slow. Our food was good but for $100 for dinner, I expected it to be great. Meat wasn't seasoned enough, it relied on the flavor from the sauce which also did not have much flavor. We probably would not come back as we were very disappointed with our anniversary dinner.

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D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the unlimited chips and salsa!

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h
New England
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely al fresco with great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great food was excellent

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SE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too loud. Server was very unfriendly. My tacos were cold. Slow service. Great margarita!

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RS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and a great experience
Must try in Coral Gables

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was meh, my server was terrible, my host was the only redeeming quality about the restaurant

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EI
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yeah the food is really really good. A little bit pricy but worth it for amazing Mexican food

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EP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Felt we did not food was not a good value for what we paid.

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JM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and service.

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SH
Jacksonville
128 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant for some authentic Mexican food. The service, however, could have been more attentive. Not a major problem but have been served better previously.

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Miami
169 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there on Sunday for a Mexican brunch - huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, queso fundido.
It was excellent and the price very fair.
We had a good time and a good meal.

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