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Talavera Cocina Mexicana

4.4
4.4
879 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
A delicious blend of old and new world Mexico, Talavera features a variety of popular Mexican dishes varying from recipes that originated in traditional street markets to others that have been refined in the classic restaurants of Mexico City. A large selection of Tequilas and Mezcales (more than 300) along with amazing mixology that includes all the classics. A selection of dishes that have been around in the Mexican culture for generations, following the classic recipes prepared with top-quality ingredients and freshness. A cherry wood grill that adds flavor to all our prime quality meats, fish, and seafood. All these come together in a modern, warm, clean, sophisticated environment that houses old-world Mexican comfort food, creating a contrast that makes TALAVERA a unique- hard to match experience today and tomorrow.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    Giralda Ave.

  • Parking details

    On street parking using paybyphone or by the meter.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 879 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Mexican

  • Miami

    Kid Friendly

  • Miami

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. A

    Artden

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service!
  2. MB

    MiBe

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best Mexican food I have had in Miami. The soft tortillas are absolutely delicious. Service was awesome. This is instantly a new favorite restaurant.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The fish ceviche was very chewy and the flavors were so so.
  4. MN

    MargaritaN

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Bar tender not the most accommodating.
  5. AR

    AntRod

    Miami

    264 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    264 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is Talavera 2.0, gone is the Mexican ambiance as it has been remodeled to look more like a steakhouse, decor is okay yet miss the color and flavor of the original Talavera. Gone are freshly made chips and salsa, seriously? Still the best Guacamole yet they are served with Chicharrones, in our opinion not a good substitute for fresh made chips and we had to ask for Pícot de Gallo. Francisco was amazing, attentive and gave us an education on top shelf Tequila, we’ll be back to try it however opted instead for beer and mojito. Enjoy!
  6. CM

    ChristinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was pretty much amazing except for the old fashioned margarita… it was sour and disgusting. The food was good although I wish the shrimp in the shrimp tacos were grilled.
  7. AN

    ANAP

    Baja California Sur

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The shrimp tacos were so fresh and delicious. They remodeled the restaurant and now it’s more modern. I love it. I forgot to mention THE MARGARITAS were outstanding!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best was the service, they really understand what a Customer is. And the food espectacular. And after the renovation is beautiful. Definitely we will be back. Very real Mexican
  9. PF

    PaulF

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I miss the lovely Mexican decor with the blue & white Talavera and the great paintings they had at the bar of Mexican celebrities. The margaritas were awesome and the food was great. Very dark and brown boring new decor
  10. J

    Jsully263

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, interesting menu with lots of options, wonderful service, indoor and outdoor seating, amazing margaritas and good portions.
  11. YT

    YaniT

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and i love the new look of the restaurant.
  12. f

    foodiewannabe

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They should have saved their money in removing to train the staff and upgrade the HVAC. It felt like we were in a mock training
  14. CA

    CARLOS

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent food, good service. If you want to live a Mexican gastronomic experience, this is the perfect place.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As is every time I dine at this restaurant, the food was amazing, the service was stellar and the atmosphere is welcoming. A strong recommend for anyone who enjoys authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine with an upbeat environment.
  16. C

    Clara

    Miami

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The food was good but the music was too loud.
  17. KD

    KarenD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully remodeled, nice ambience, delicious food and great service.
  18. F

    Frank

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t good. Just the desert worth
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved Talavera before and I love it even more now! The totally revamped restaurant is beautiful. The ambiance is warm and sexy and sleek. The service was on point. The cocktail I imbibed (Skinny Margarita) was excellent and the dinner as always, was delicious.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eccellent service food served fast and good prices
  21. CA

    CarlosA

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Too much noise! This is a restaurant, not a night club!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been here since the renovation and we were impressed with the new space. The good and drinks were great, the chicken mole enchiladas were the perfect combo of spicy and savory. I highly recommend the mezcal margarita. If you don’t like a noisy restaurant request an outdoor table. Our server Jose was very attentive.
  23. MT

    MarisaT

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Real Mexican flavors . Great service .
  24. TG

    TurkishGem

    Miami

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from hostess to service to food quality and presentation. It’s a bit loud in the restaurant but not overbearingly so. The food was well prepared and well presented. Generous portions. Attentive service as well. The one thing they do need to realize is the way the doors are situated, some of the service team needs to be conscious of how slamming in and out of doors and leaving doors open right by dining parties can be somewhat disruptive.
  25. C

    Clara

    Miami

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We had the Tomahawk and it was very good. The dessert was good too and the cheese appetizer. Both good. The only thing that we didn’t like was the 2 chips we got the beginning. They were too hard. The restaurant has been remodeled and it is very nice.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. I have been coming here for over a decade and was skeptical about the changes. Frankly was pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic, so was the service, and as always Andy makes you feel like you are home. Thanks Andy for a wonderful experience once more. Here’s to many more decades of Talavera.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food, excellent service, beautiful decor. But, it’s extremely loud inside as the space’s acoustics have not been properly addressed. Given ownership’s constant pursuit of excellence, I’m confident this matter will be corrected soon.
  28. C

    Carla

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, amazing diner!!! 🥰
  29. C

    Carla

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinario lugar, la comida excelente y el servicio más!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Great casual friendly atmosphere.
  31. JM

    JimM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Returning after a long break (pandemic), it had been delightful, but by a coincidence I knew ownership had changed, so wondered. Still very tasty and real Mexican (if spiciness level continues to be downgraded for Miami tastes..... a prior complaint.) Our Queso Fundido was very nice, electing the traditional. My Mole Blanco was delicious and a good value. My wife was a little less happy, feeling that her Margarita had too much ice vs liquid, and her tacos, while tasty, kept falling apart as she lifted them off the plate. Service was slow at the start, but did improve towards the end of our meal. The noise level was higher than we remembered, seemingly because the density of tables has been increased, and the music volume as well. Still, overall a pleasant and tasty meal. We will continue to return.
  32. K

    Kandi

    Miami

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Atmosphere was nice the food was authentic . I recommend watermelon or passionfruit margaritas. The only disappointing part was not being given a real table. We were seated at a very low table with low chairs that was obviously supposed to be for the bar. We were sitting next to people who had full tables and chairs. Awkward and should not have been done. And don’t accept a reservation when you don’t have the space.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Not worth the $$, been going there over 10 years, excited to be back after remodeling. However, food and service was not what I expected. Don’t waste your time. Stay away from here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We’ve been going to Talavera for about 10 years. It was outstanding when it opened. Over time it lost some of its pizzaz but the food was great, the service was very good and you knew and enjoyed being in a Mexican restaurant. The renovation was needed to stay in the restaurant game in Coral Gables. However, their design team missed the mark. The decor is 100% wrong. The AC is worthless.🥵 We were sweating going in. The place is very dark and incredibly noisy. The doors to enter and exit are not marked and very narrow - odd really. The hostess stand looks like an afterthought. The menus are clearly condensed with pricier items and nothing noteworthy *new. They discontinued tortilla chips. 😳 WHAT? They were always served hot, delicious and were the perfect vessel for salsa, quedo dip and guacamole. The new flatware is ugly, heavy and a poor choice for a Mexican restaurant. The decor is very sterile and has an Asian feel (which is lovely, in the right restaurant). There is no color in this restaurant. It is black and grey. No art. No Flair. And if that is not enough, the servers look lost, crowded with the new seating arrangements and did not seem comfortable when questioned about the discontinued chips or requests to modify one of our meals. The food portions are smaller. Some of the meals tasted and were prepared well; others were not. We had a manager come by the table to ask how things had been who was rushed, and who did not convey the question sincerely (felt like a need to ask script) and we said ‘fine’ just to pay the bill and leave. We were hot, frustrated and needed relief from the noise. Not sure what the Talavera Group wants to do about this restaurant. Maybe this was their goal; more $ given more seats in the new design, but it’s a shame. Might be more of a place to have drinks and starters with no tortilla chips. We will not be back unless they make some needed improvements. It’s a shame. Could have been a great renovation!
  35. MG

    MickeyG

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Been here many times. It is a very convenient location to meet friends for dinner. It’s just been remodeled. Tables are very close. Waiter bumping into you to serve table behind. Coordinate your chair with the table behind/next to you. Seemed like the guy next to me was at our table. Very loud. The food here is ok, not great, not bad, just ok. Last night the air conditioning was broken and it was like a sauna. Wished they’d said something I’d gone else where.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Decor changed, it feels like an Asian Mexican place now. Food was not great,
  37. T

    Toby

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The remodel is clean & modern but with very little Amex influence. The food is still outstanding & service was to notch. The music & lighting set a smooth mo9d.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Although the food was excellent it was quite pricey for the amount of food served. The service was mediocre
  39. G

    Gables007

    Miami

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Not what it just to be, no chips, no salsa, high prices, and the food is average at best. I wound be going back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve been to Talavera a few times in the past and it was always good. The new chef has made a huge difference in the food! It’s now a great restaurant and very memorable. Highly recommend it especially the guacamole with chicharone and cheese.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Talavera Cocina Mexicana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Talavera Cocina Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 444-2955.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana is rated 4.4 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Talavera Cocina Mexicana

2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Giralda Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On street parking using paybyphone or by the meter.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Hector Lopez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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