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Miami Eats: Taquiza

After lunch at Nobu, we spent some time chilling at the pool.  I was reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation –

It’s an awesome book that explores our historical relationship with food through various types of cooking. I’m not done with it but, assuming the last part of it isn’t written by Sarah Palin, I strongly recommend reading it. It’s really fascinating.


A book about cooking with extensive food descriptions
+ a $250 lunch that didn’t quite fill us up
+ a 9:30 PM dinner reservation
= a food dilemma

There was no way we were going to last that long without getting something to eat.   And after that lunch, I didn’t want to be put in a position of buying everything on the menu because we were hungry.  Again.  On the other hand, we didn’t want to get too filled up.

Just as I was saying, “Who do I have to perform oral sex on to get a taco?” I looked over and saw…

Taquiza sign


Got the lips ready… For the TACO, of course.

It was a small taco stand with outdoor seating, small menu, and BEER.

Taquiza menu


Like many things on Collins Avenue, it was modern and not very authentic.  But, then again, we were encouraged by the presence of hipsters working and dining there.


What We Ate

We opted for some tacos – 2 carnitas, 1 carne asada, 1 chicken, and 1 huitlacoche

Taquiza tacos


Our favorite was the carne asada – perfect texture, well-seasoned.  I also really liked the huitlacoche, but I wish it had more fungus and less corn. (For a reminder of what huitlacoche is, see my post on it.) The chicken taco was also very good, but were disappointed in the carnitas.  Just too salty.

Overall, a strong effort.   With Collins Avenue being so touristy, I had my doubts but Taquiza came through for us.



Taquiza - HI Miami Beach Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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4 comments on “Miami Eats: Taquiza

  1. anotherfoodieblogger
    January 27, 2016

    I just love a good taco stand! (Your sentence about Palin cracked me up, too.) 😀

  2. Max D.
    February 24, 2016

    And you probably know that Pollan’s book is now a 4-part series on Netflix.

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