Bodega Taqueria y TequilaSouth Florida’s iconic brand – known for its casual taco joint by day and sexy lounge by night – will officially open its doors to its much-anticipated Coconut Grove location in summer 2022. Bringing high-energy vibes to one of Miami’s most exciting neighborhoods, Coconut Grove located in 3419 main highway It is housed in a historic 3,276-square-foot space built in 1922. Now, a century later, the space has been reimagined to reflect the brand’s trademark design, infused with neon signs and bright colors alongside traditional Mexican Old World design elements. The brand’s new two-level hybrid concept, which debuted at the West Palm Beach location earlier this year, will offer a three-part experience: a casual, fast-paced taco shack; signature lounge for cocktails, live music and entertainment; And the latest addition to the brand, mezcaleria offers high-end mezcal and tequila alongside exclusive tasting experiences.
“We are excited to continue growing Bodega’s footprint with the opening of our first location in South Miami,” said Jared Galbot, Co-Founder and President of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. “There is no doubt that the beautiful and historic Coconut Grove neighborhood is experiencing a moment of massive revival, and we are thrilled to be among the groups of restaurants and businesses that are helping to revive it.”
Guests enter from the ground floor of Taco Shack, where they are instantly drawn in by the scent of Mexican street food-inspired cuisine emanating from the perfect air-trailer-turned-taco truck. True to the brand’s commitment to serving fresh menu items in a warm and lively atmosphere, the menu is packed with classic and innovative dishes that locals and visitors alike have come to expect from the esteemed brand. All popular items like nachos And the quesadilla; legendary burritos And the tacoAnd the Like the Barbacoa Made with braised short rib, cotija cheese, red onion, potato sticks, cilantro, and rosada sauce; Health and vegan friendly Make your own bowlsof course Frozen MargheritaAvailable to order at dine in, pick up and delivery.
Take a trip through the Taqueria Restaurant on the first floor – down a lobby lined with graffiti with artwork commissioned by legendary local artist, MSG – and dash into a sprawling lobby hidden behind the door of potty porta. Here, under a 30-foot skylight, guests will enjoy signature cocktails, regular weekly programming including live music Wednesdays, sports watch parties, excuses for daily alcoholic beverages, and more.
Venture upstairs for an even more upscale and intimate experience with mezcaleria, which features an extraordinary selection of rare tequila and mezcal for patrons interested in upgrading their cactus-based knowledge. The ‘get it on your way’ experience gives guests the option to sip a selection from our exclusive cocktail menu or choose flights or periodic excursions. Tasting events for rare and limited editions and expert-led master classes from visiting distilleries will be offered throughout the year.
Bodega’s design for the second floor showcases a host of beautiful details for the eye to feast on, including an ornate wooden entrance door, aromatic distressed leather, antique brass metallic finishes, and velvet fabrics with clear green accents. Hand-painted tin ceiling tiles by mural painter Juan Rosas add color to the already whimsical décor that features an eclectic mix of “found” benches and artwork. Thoughtful together, these details aim to evoke the primal feel of a plantation and create an ambiance with an undeniable energy that harkens back to a bygone era of Mexican opulence.
The opening of Coconut Grove is part of a massive expansion of both the Bodega brand and the Miami neighborhood, the latter of which is currently experiencing a renaissance that has brought a large number of new businesses to the area. The main Bodega location opened in South Beach in 2015, followed by Fort Lauderdale in 2020. In August 2021, the first bodega dedicated to taqueria opened in Aventura, followed by the West Palm Beach location in February 2022. In early 2023, South Miami opened Second. The location will open in Coral Gables, followed by the opening of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Chicago, the first of several locations outside the state. Further Florida expansion includes a hotel-only location at the Natiivo Miami Hotel & Residences in downtown Miami, as well as a hybrid concept in Wynwood.
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ABOUT BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA
Founded in South Beach in 2015 by Keith Menin and Jared Galbot of Menin Hospitality, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is the popular South Florida brand that offers a range of Mexican street food combined with a unique nightlife experience serving award-winning tequila and cocktails. awards. The Mexican-inspired concept features an extensive menu showcasing authentic Mexican cuisine along with unconventional and innovative interpretations. Since its inception, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has been nationally recognized and revered as one of the region’s top culinary and nightlife destinations. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is famous for being the first to introduce fast Mexican fare to the South Beach, and has received numerous awards from top media such as GQ Magazine, InStyle Magazine And the HuffPostamong other things.
The brand currently owns a total of five locations, including two ‘taqueria-only’ concepts in Aventura (2021) and the popular FTX Arena in Miami (2020), along with three full-service ‘taqueria y tequila’ concepts in South Beach (2015), Fort Lauderdale (2020), and West Palm Beach (2022). Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is undergoing expansion and ready to welcome several new outposts this year and in 2023. For more information, please visit https://www.bodegataqueria.com/