About Us - By Chef Omi



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From Mexico City To Miami,FL

After years of experience working and traveling all over Mexico and the United States, Chef Omar takes us on his journey in the search of authentic Mexican food. The concept of La Santa Taqueria was established and born in the city of Miami in July 2017.What started as a food truck and personal project for Chef Omar Montero after close to three years, La Santa Taqueria is opening a brick-and-mortar. What you will find at La Santa is authentic Mexican cuisine and beverages, with high-end appeal and affordable prices.



FRESHEmbraces and illustrates the brightly colorful and delicious Mexican cuisine with the freshest of ingredients.

A labor of love, and authentic aromas that make you hungry just with a whiff.

Chef Omar takes your palate on a journey to the streets of Mexico City.

Bring out the flavor, boldness and the sexiness of authentic Mexican cuisine.

La Santa Taqueria is bringing authentic Mexican cuisine and beverages, with a high-end appeal that the city of Miami requires and affordable prices that everyone loves.



Chef Omar’s childhood revolved around the family kitchen while watching his family’s catering business evolve. That early introduction to authentic Mexican cuisine led him to receive professional culinary training in Mexico City at University Anahuac (Campus of the renowned CIA and The Cordon Bleu). Chef Omar worked in many prestigious restaurants, resorts and private catering companies in Mexico City, Monterrey & Cancun. After a bold decision of moving to the States, he gained ample experience in fine dining while working in Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, San Francisco & Napa Valley focusing on high-end boutique hotels. He has been mentored by well-known Chef Louis Pous from Little Palm Island Resort, Asia de Cuba, and had the opportunity to be part of his team at the New York James Beard Awards. Settling in Miami, he joined the culinary team at The Setai. Chef Omar embarked on the opening of La Veinte Deli & Café, sister to Cantina La Veinte in July 2014. In 2016, Chef Omar, along with his partner and friend, Chef Giovanni Sandri, founded Unique Catering Design. Chef Omar has also consulted for Copper29 Bar & Restaurant and worked with Healthy and Happy Cafe, both in Coral Gables. Born in Miami and established in 2017, as a small pop-up in the Midtown Garden Center. La Santa Taqueria is Chef Omar’s first personal project. Chef Omar is currently delighting us with everyday dishes for the Miami community to enjoy.



Grace was born in Mexico, surrounded by a culture that encompasses distinctive and sophisticated flavors with great spice. She moved to the United States 8 years ago.

From her first Tequila trip to Jalisco, she fell in love with the agave culture. Grace is our bar manager and head bartender, where she has shown her passion and dedication to the work she has enjoyed for over 6 years. Her great knowledge and experience in the industry comes from having worked in multiple places like Puerto Madero, where her love for the hospitality industry began, then in Cantina La 20, where she found her passion for the bar. Later, she went to Quinto La Huella, East Hotel, Myn-tu, and night clubs like Do Not Sit On the Furniture and Mynt.

Now she enjoys being at La Santa mixing her favorite Mezcal and Tequila cocktails, representing the regions and communities of her home country.



Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 10pm
Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm


Connect With Us:

(305) 906-1549 201 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL 33138 @lasantamiami @lasantamiami https://www.lasantataqueria.com/


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