5 great takes on tacos and burritos in Miami

1) El Primo Red Tacos

Messy and mighty good, these stuffed, pan-fried tortillas that you dip into consommé are totally addictive. But don’t neglect the birria ramen. A cross between birria taco and ramen, it’s another item you can’t live without once you try it. And then there’s the birria smash sandwich.

bright red-coloured interior of Primo Red Tacos Miami

179 E Flagler Street, Downtown

+1 502 230 4567


2) La Santa Taqueria

This neighborhood place, with an attached mezcalería, is popular for its overstuffed tacos. Go for Taco Tuesday, when most of the items (except for the seafood) come three to an order instead of in pairs. It’s difficult to choose between meats – except if you’re vegetarian. But don’t worry, you’re covered too, with mushrooms, quinoa, and cauliflower tacos.

tacos at La Santa Taqueria

201 NE 82nd Street, Little River

+1 305 906 1149


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3) Taquería Los Nopales

What do you get with a Colombian proprietor and a Mexican chef ? Oaxacan soft tacos (try pork rind in green sauce) at their finest. The birria – a make-it-yourself stewed dish of moist shreddable pork and white corn served with tortillas, lettuce, radish, and lemon – is also amazing.

entrance of Taqueria Los Nopales

1800 SW 27th Avenue, Shenandoah Park

+1 786 308 9959


4) Tacos vs Burritos Cantina

It’s not a competition, except when it is. Here, they don’t make you choose, but if you order one of the ginormous burritos, chances are you just won’t have room for the soft or fried tacos, as good as they are. Not to even mention any of the other menu items like the tortas, Mexican spare ribs, and more.

eclectic interior of Tacos vs Burritos Cantina in Miami

650 NE 79th Street Csy, MiMo District/ Upper East Side

+1 305 603 8365


5) Caja Caliente

If you haven’t heard of Cuban tacos, take a seat. That is, take a seat in Caja Caliente, where chef Monica ‘Mika’ Leon welds Mediterranean, Spanish, and Cuban flavors together. Whether you prefer parga (fried snapper), vaca frita (fried steak), or lechón asado (roasted pork) is up to you. Wash it down with Mika’s guava lemonade Prosecco spritz.

tacos from Caja Caliente in Miami

Valerie Sands

808 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables

+1 786 431 1947


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