Usually when you feast on street food, you’re three margaritas deep.
And you awake humbled (and gassy) from your greasy walk of shame.
But you can brazenly embrace the sidewalk-style fare at Talavera Restaurant. The up-end Mexican joint, opening today, serves classic dishes inspired by the street markets — and restaurants — of Mexico City, home to the owners (the Jaguar Ceviche gang).
Start with table-side guacamole served with handmade chips. Next there’s Oaxaca-stuffed chile rellenos (for vegetarians) or short ribs in mole sauce (for meatavores). Seafood highlights include goat cheese-topped crab enchiladas and fresh tuna tacos.
Rounding out the authenticity: the tequila list, Mexican beers, and hibiscus-infused margaritas.
As for decor, Talavera is a type of Mexican pottery, and the colorful work adorns the space.
Which trumps the ambience at Bob’s Taco Truck.
Talavera Restaurant, 2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables (305-444-2955 or talaveraspot.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Adam Larkey