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About Talavera Cocina Mexicana

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.

2299 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

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

Cross Street:
Giralda Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 444-2955

Website:
http://www.talaveraspot.jaguarhg.com/

Executive Chef:
Oscar del Rivero

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

Talavera Cocina Mexicana Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Cozy (3)
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Pleasant experience and the food was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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·Dined 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service has declined. Good was OK.

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 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were staying at the nearby Hyatt and wanted somewhere within an easy walk. On Sunday evening it was a bit quiet but that was fine and we enjoyed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and our waiter was awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great guacamole. Tasty ceviche. Octopus tacos and enchiladas were disappointing. Service was terrible at 6:00 on a Saturday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was great. Guacamole was really good. The kids had the taquitos (which they loved). Pulled Pork and Ceviche were very good. Would definetly recommend.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Overall, very good. Have been there several times before and we love the consistency of food and service. However, we forgot about the live music on Wednesdays....Very loud live music. Not conducive for conversation

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Regular diners since Talaver opened, we have watched a steady deterioration over time. It isn’t the restaurant it once was. Speculations as to why would make this review needlessly long, but it feels like Talavera has become the barely tolerated stepchild of the Jaguar group. The owners are rarely if ever there, they have had a parade of managers, and the menu has shrunk. It’s as if nobody’s “running the ship”, and no one cares. C’mon Lalu and Sergio! You had a good thing going. Restore it to its previous excellence.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything was delicious, and live mariachis a plus.
Plesase bring back the Filet Don Guillermo to the menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Nothing special to mention, positive or negative, about the place. This was the second time I have dinner there, and probably the last one. I was not surprised by the food, the service or the ambiance. A dull experience, many other better options in Miami.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place and ambiance in a good location. Food good portions even the Miami spice . Excellent service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal and drinks, everything was delicious. We had the guacomole, and shrimp ceviche tostada to start. For our dinner we had the chicken flautas and the pork belly mole, which was excellent. Flan was also delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Consistently great food. Lunch specials are a nice deal. Too noisy!!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent authentic Mexican Flavor , always inviting , clean and friendly service
Recommended for events groups celebrations

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Order Calamares Rellenos en salsa de huitlacoche and Tacos de Pulpo, divine!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

By far one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at in the US. The Octopuss tacos were excellent. The flan dessert best ever we have had in our entire lives....

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Overall a good restaurant and good service. Food was tasty and arrived in a timely fashion. Only complaint was loud Mariachi band. They were good but too loud for size of restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service. Will return ... :)

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great service!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best Mexican food on South Florida - great food, very good service, and great atmosphere - not cheap but totally worth it. As good as the high end Mexican restaurant I visited in Chihuahua in spring.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service and food, big portions to share.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We love this restaurant; not only for it's food but for its service. Grethel is great.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had to basically make signs to the waiter to grab me another drink.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Horrible service, not sure if the waiter was having a bad day or what, but he was extremely rude.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent service. The food was delicious

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Authentic Mexican food for all ages. We like to visit at least once a month.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Ha sido muy acertado elegir "Talavera" para la comida del Domingo. Nos gustaron mucho los platos que pedimos , el servicio fue muy bueno y el precio tambien estuvo acorde. A direferencia de lo que escribio un visitante, si hay donde aparcar porque el valet parkihng se ocupa de ello . Os recomiendo visitar el sitio, es agradable y se pasa muy bien.
Saludos

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I had a toothpick in my tortilla soup, which I found by nearly swallowing it. Though they expressed concern about my health, and replaced the soup, I feel they should have comped me the dish. Service was distracted and incomplete.

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