Talavera Cocina Mexicana

4.5
542 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 542 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was phenomenal!!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great service and food delicious 5 stars

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Consistent. Delicious food, Terrific service, Best Ambitious Margaritas

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Good Mexican food in Coral Gables. Last visit they were off their game. Took 20 min to get waited on and only after I got up from the table to seek out the manager. I'll give them another chance as this has been my go-to Mexican for the last 5 years. You all need to do a better job at recognizing your regular customers. Thanks

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We liked the restaurant so much we went twice in our 3-day visit to Coral Gables. Good margaritas and excellent ceviche. We would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outdoor seating is very pleasant. Excellent drinks!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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