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Feb 12, 2005 08:49 AM

Best Mexican Restaurant in Miami

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We are coming to Miami for a day and want to go to the best Mexican restaurant. - No tex-mex. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. El Rancho Grande just off Lincoln Rd but I'd stick to Cuban in Miami....

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    1. re: Sobe

      El Toro Taco on Krome Ave. in Homestead is pretty good, but I'd only recommend it as a stop on the way to the keys.

    2. Agree with Sobe. Miami is not the best place for Mexican. You can find good food from south of the border here as long as the border is the one between Panama and Colombia.

      1. t
        Tha Groovin' Gourmet

        Will you have wheels?

        Head north to Eduardo De San Angel in FtL.

        Gourmet Mex to die for...or at least drive.

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        1. re: Tha Groovin' Gourmet

          I have to agree with you. Eduardo de SanAngel is by far the best Mexican place. I'm Mexican and I love it. If you want to see the menu go to

          1. re: Tha Groovin' Gourmet

            Another vote for this restaurant - it is wonderful :)

          2. there are tons of great Mexican places in Homestead & Florida City, south of miami, on the way to the Keys.
            Most of the Mexican community live & work there - the farming community of the Redland attracted migrant workers, many of whom settled down and stayed.
            In Miami - stick to Cuban or South & Central American places.
            Try Rositas, on Palm Drive (SW 344th St) in Florida City, just to the West of where the Turnpike Extension ENDS on the way to the keys. Looks like a shack, but most authentic.

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            1. re: Sandy

              I don't know why everyone raves about rosita's but it is not good at all. Try Pasadita, it is the real thing. It is located across from the Homestead campus of Miami-Dade on English (intersects Campbell or 312 st.). The other one I like is Maya Grill which is on Palm Drive almost to the Florida City post office. Maya Grill is more generous with their portions. Their tacos are almost twice as big as those of other places. Both have a great self serve salsa bar. On Saturday and Sundays, Maya Grill has very good carnitas and buche (pig stomach)

            2. I thought Burrito Loco in Downtown Miami was good, but I didn't get to try much. Can anyone give me more opinion about this establishment?

              Also, Los Magueyes in Miami Lakes is good.

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              1. re: mialebven

                Try Cheen Huaye on Biscayne Blvd in the 150's (?). The chef/owner is a very talented Yucatan native.