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Talavera Cocina Mexicana

4.3
514 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 5:00PM

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(305) 444-2955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Oscar del Rivero
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Cross street
Giralda Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outdoor seating is very pleasant. Excellent drinks!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Autentic mexican food, great enviroment !!! all you can. eat on Weds

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Talavera USED to be upscale Mexican cuisine, no longer.
Food tasteless as if it was Sysco Restaurant Supply food out of a can or bag. Even the sauces were without flavor or zing. Prices have also increased probably due to make up for the Giralda construction, last minute thought to have a late lunch here, no improvement and won’t be back. Not authentic Mexican food anymore, with many other restaurants in the Gables, skip Talavera.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our go to place for authentic, delicious Mexican food and excellent margaritas. Comfortable and the service was great.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service and food quality are going downhill.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Unusually bad service, waiter apparently forgot to put in order, when we complained, he blamed the kitchen. Staff starting pulling plates and placemats away while others were still eating. Seems they were rushing

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very tasty Mexican food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service. Love the outside patio.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere for the entire family. I highly recommend this Mexican restaurant. Definitely will return when I back in Miami.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

La comida divina, volvería en cualquier momento!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Third time I go for business lunch and love it more with each visit! Guac is amazing and the ceviche is perfect! Margaritas - perfection! Cheers!!

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

While some aspects of our meal were okay, others were disappointing. Dishes are a bit odd. When you order enchiladas enmoladas, you get three chicken enchiladas with mole poblano sauce. These were good, but no rice or beans or other accompaniment. My friend ordered refried beans on the side with her red enchiladas and the waitress never brought them. My other friend didn't like his order, a luncheon salad. This restaurant isn't terrible, but there's just something off about it. I've been here before and felt this way before, but thought I'd give it another try. I think I'm done...

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Outstanding service, very good food, although the mole poblano wasn’t as good as the cochinita. Price of drinks is on the high side but glad we have a chance to get Mezcal margaritas.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Amazingly beautiful!!! The guacamole was delicious! The manager was professional and kind. The ambiance was just perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lovely experience at Talavera, the margaritas , Cochinita Pibil, cilantro soup and nopal cactus salad were amazing as usual, service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The ambiance was boisterous and fun - yet appropriate for an elegant restaurant. The margaritas were delicious and not overly sweet. Bussers were attentive, bringing water and chips out quickly. Would have been nice for them to describe the sauces. Service was not very good at all. The server mentioned that chicken quesadillas were a good kids menu item but then balked when I asked if we could have the chicken outside of the quesadilla. Not a difficult request - not asking for extra, just put it on the side. Also, the huarache was served cold and very dry. I'm so glad I returned it b/c when I got a fresh version of the dish, it was delicious and I highly recommend it. Desserts - we had the crepes and the cheesecake -- were both excellent. Would be nice if they had more than one flavor of paleta available. Overall, the price was a bit high especially considering the poor plate that was served to me at first. Not sure if I would go back again on my own.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The restsurant provides great Mexican cuisine and excellent margaritas.
They also have very tasty guacamole and a great queso fundido
Their caramel flan fir dessert is to die for.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Was looking for a moderate priced restaurant with ambience. It hit all the marks. We are outside on a cobblestone walkway. Great margaritas, great skirt steak. Walkable to the miracle mile. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent authentic Mexican food with outstanding service. Although high noise level, our round table of 6 could still hear each other. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

All three of us really enjoyed our dinners. Excellent flavors, superb preparation. I'd go back happily. Very dark eating outside--that's the only negative...had to read menu via cell phone light...but by the end of our dinner the arcade lights went on and solved that problem.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Christian at the bar was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food ! Very Nice people! You must go!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was delicious. Ceviche was a little spicy but yummy. Our group ate 3 appetizers, 2 entrees and 3 desserts. Everything was good.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellennt service, outdoor dinning we really like, we really recommend this restaurant. Very good mexican food and great Margaritas

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The Carnitas tacos 🌮 were great ! Will be back , Love Mexican food

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I love going to Talavera. The food is amazing and the staff is great. Very attentive and friendly environment. Great happy hour menu and the cocktails are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Authentic Mexican food at a good price. Interesting new twist on traditional dishes. Excellent service in a clean environment! A must have is the Queso Fundido!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Pleasant experience and the food was excellent.

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2.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was really slow and we sat waiting on refills for our drinks, chips, etc. Our waiter was never around and always sitting around talking with other staff. The Octopus dish that we’ve had before which was originally a nice big size was now nothing more than the size of an appetizer with no side dish to help fill you up. I would have to consider hard about going back. Service and quality has definitely gone down.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent Mexican food in a sophisticated atmosphere. Excellently prepared margaritas and other cocktails.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I reserved a booth table not near the restrooms in a reservation I made 2 days prior to the Birthday dinner I was having there. When arriving 15 minutes early to the reservation on a Saturday night, our reservation requests were completely ignored by the hostess who did not even make attempts to accommodate us as customers. She was reluctant to help and did not even offer us any food or drinks as courtesy for the inconvenience. We proceeded to wait for 30 minutes past our reservation time for a booth to open up as requested.
When making a reservation, Talavera is very inconsiderate of your requests and even ignores them. The hostess was rude, unapologetic, and lazy.

Other than that the food was delicious and our waitress was great.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This was the first time I visited this restaurant but my friends' had been there before. We ordered soup and appetizers. The soup arrived within minutes of ordering, before we even received our drinks, and it was lukewarm. A few minutes after our soups arrived, the appetizers were brought. It felt like we were being rushed the entire time. We even asked the server to hold off on the appetizers as there was no room on the table, and he advised that he had to bring the food as the kitchen requested. All of the food items were spicy, even the soup. It was a disappointment overall.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

The major problem is that we came for a quiet family conversation. When we arrived there was a loud band going table-to-table. We asked about it and were told the music would end in 15 minutes, so we stayed. The music did not end. We could not have the conversation we needed to have. We were very disappointed. There is nothing wrong with having music, but we should have been accurately informed about the fact that it would continue for a long time.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

While probably just short of “fine dining”, Talavera delivers upscale Mexican, with very fresh ingredients. The service is quick, helpful and friendly.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Went there Christmas night. No wait. Unfortunately was served by the bartender who was a lovely combination of rude, incompetent and ignorant. Started with ordering a Guacamole appetizer off the menu. He asked if I wanted a small or large one. Since I was by myself I figured small was fine. He neglected to mentioned that "small" was not an appetizer but rather a side dish, hence no tortilla, etc. When I asked where was the tortilla the response was basically, "that's what you ordered". When I explained the flaw in his logic the tortilla' s eventually (10 minutes) showed up.. Main course shows up but I was out of my soft drink. Took my glass to the bar. (i was at at table in the bar area.) Asked for a refill. I was near the gun. Said he would bring it to me. Should have been a warning as the gun was nearby. Drink never showed up. When I went back and mentioned I wanted the refill now. He told me I was rude. At that point paid the tab though I had eaten literally one bite of the stake and left. Learned my lesson. Fire the moron!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Really liked the margaritas, but not too impressed with the food and the server forgot our appetizer nad later realized I as charged.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My third time here - and it gets better every time. The standard margarita was as good as I have ever had in Mexico. My bill ended up much lower than I expected too, given very reasonable prices for good wines (half of what a nearby restaurant charges for it cheapest bottle). Queso fundido con chorizo is divine.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to this restaurant before, the food is usually good but pricey. On this trip the service was not great, our waiter barely checked on us, we had empty plated and glasses for a while before he came by and we had to ask him to refill or clear up for us. One of our party said the ceviche tasted like it was from a can but they changed her plate without issue. It's a nice location and drinks are good but not sure if it would be my go to place.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Service has declined. Good was OK.

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