Talavera Cocina Mexicana

4.3
559 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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 559 People Are Saying
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Miami
13 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Innovative Mexican cuisine. great service

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h
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place for authentic mexican cuisine and some fabulous margaritas. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. Great flan dessert.

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SB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good service but the food was really basic, especially considering 20+ dollars prices for any course

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good queso and octopus

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EB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, excellent service

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Rude waiter. I asked him to put beans inside a cheese quesadilla as there was only one other vegetable option. He said the kitchen is busy. I got up hungry and ate at another restaurant after finishing my drinks and the guacamole

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DA
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner. Had the pork belly mole and bread pudding for desert.

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O
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoy good authentic Mexican food and Talavera is always right on when it comes to "real"Mexican food

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OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, a bit loud but overall a great place to visit.

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C
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great as usual. However I did noticed the waiter a bit rushed in giving me the bill as folks were waiting for a table. We were still drinking our wine and I wanted to have coffee.
Had to tell him I was not ready for the bill.
Other than that everything was great.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I took my out of town family there for the first time and I was disappointed with the service. I saw so many servers yet the people that tended to us seemed rushed, turning before the finished their sentences. Just could have been better.

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BC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Overpriced for the quality of the food. The hostess did not care or appeared that she did not want to be there. The price that they are charging the food need to taste fresh and well seasoned. However with this restaurant neither was the case. The enchiladas tasted like it was a reheated frozen meal you get from the grocery store, and the octopus had zero seasoning even though the menu states otherwise. We will not be back.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. Great for date nights!

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

enjoyed the food and ambiance however the noise level made it impossible to enjoy any kind of conversation. perhaps other areas of restaurant are more quiet we were on hightops in the bar area

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VP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I've been to Talavera quite a few times. It seems to me there is always something off at this place. The food is the best thing they have going. The service, not so good. The hostess last night did not even bother to read the remarks I have put in my reservation. I had asked for a booth, and she wanted to put my girlfriend and I at the smallest table there was, when there were booths available... Basic lack of customer service and attention to detail. That's why the three stars given. Nothing to rave about.

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D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good experience. Food was good but nothing special. It's a great location to entertain your clients. Props to the bartender that makes really good margaritas.

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L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The green ceviche is always great. Love their guacamole. Note - it comes with tortillas vs chips. But, you can ask for chips too.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Very bad experience, the service was horrendous, not attentive. Bad quality on the products. Small plastic spoons on the table for the salsas.They run out of some dishes but they don’t tell you before, at least will be good giving heads up once you receive the menu not after you make some choices. Not worth it.

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HD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We had to wait up front by front door for almost 10 minutes until anyone came to help us...front desk was unattended and lost of people were waiting. When maitre’d did show up, she was very disinterested and slow. Service was just as bad once we were seated. Server didn’t show up until we were seated for 10 minutes and was completely inattentive during meal. Very disappointed by service overall!!! Severe training needed by management.

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OT
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Of the three restaurants owned by the Jaguar Group, this is the best one. Love their food.

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p
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible in all ways

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Talavera never disappoints! Love the food. The only complaint is that they never have enough chocolate paletas which are amazing!

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S
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Mexican cuisine at Talavera. The Margaritas and chips and salsas are delicious.
Service is terrific too.

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k
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food excellent , Strip steak tender my friends and I can’t wait to go back Live in wpb took brightline and Uber to Taverna it was worth it

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GE
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took some family from out-of-town to Talavera. Although we arrived late for our reservation we were seated right away. The waiter was outstanding, the food fresh and delicious . This is not your ordinary Mexican restaurant. The menu offerings are high-end, creative and authentic. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, lingering over the queso fundido and delicate tortilla wraps that accompanied it. We will be back for sure.

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ME
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Talavera Cocina has authentic food served in an excellent location. The ingredients were fresh and nothing was too salty; a common complaint I have with Mexican restaurants. We will be back.

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NG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, table requested, the service and food excellent! lively watching World Cup and Mexico won !!! Fathers Day memories shared with my mom!

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service! And Mexico won against Germany !! #worldcup2018

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MA
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and the location is great to walk in the Miracle Mile.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall great restaurant. Service was a bit slow and inattentive that night but food quality and taste was great!

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M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This restaurant is, at best, unremarkable. The service was poor overall, because waiters were far too eager to take orders, not allowing us sufficient time to consider the menu. None of our group of 6 was favorably impressed with the quality of the food, and all of us normally enjoy Mexican food — otherwise we would have selected a different restaurant. And even though 5 of our group chose items from the “Coral Gables Restaurant Week” menu, the overall cost was rather high.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the chill Friday night vibe to have a casual meal with friends. Ambitious Margarita is delicious, as are the Ceviche Tostada and Chicken Flautas.

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DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a wonderful experience! Food is authentic! Service is exceptional!

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OT
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I ordered the carne asada, termino medio. It arrive late, and dried out. The tortilla with mole was a cracker. The service was indifferent. I usually enjoy this restaurant. But it was a great disappointment Sunday. The waiter didn’t care. I ordered dessert and an espresso. The espresso was served first, and 15 minutes later the dessert was served. They can do much better.

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NC
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I was on a business trip and Talavera was chosen because of the cuisine offered. I will offer that the food was quite good. However, the space is loud to begin with and, for whatever reason, the restaurant thought it was appropriate to have a mariachi band. This pushed the noise level way over the top and made the overall experience feel very cheap. The presence of the band also interfered with service. As the band would mingle around the space, servers would often wait for the band to move on before returning to a table. I would consider returning if I knew there was no chance of the band being present.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Comida deliciosa.....recomendable.
El servicio deja mucho que desear.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the quality of food , service and music 🌹🌹🌹🌹

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IW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant!! Food and service was fantastic!! Everything we tried from the appetizer (guacamole with fried pork skins) to the entrees (octopus, carne asada and pork belly mole) was so delicious!! You must try the cilantro margarita!Actually try any margaritas, they were all fantastic. My only negative critique was the restroom. The restroom could have been more cleaner. It was dark and not pleasing to the eye.

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food delicious 5 stars

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