By Mitchell Nover
Opened in July 2017, La Santa Taquería is (currently) a pop-up slinging authentic Mexican street tacos all around Miami as they build up to their own grand concept of a mezcal and tequila bar. Helmed by Chef Omar Montero – whose name you may recognize from La Veinte Deli & Café, Copper 29, and Unique Catering Design – the concept of La Santa came to life after he searched high and low for a little piece of his hometown of Mexico City in South Florida. After creating the menu concepts for the aforementioned restaurants, an entrepreneurial spirit was sparked in Chef Omar, leading him to opening La Santa as his first personal project. I visited at their most recent location at the Midtown Garden Center for a very special #TacoTuesday experience surrounded by lush greenery and artistic murals.
Menu highlights: La Santa serves various tacos perfect for meat lovers, vegetarians, and the like, along with Mexican street corn, guacamole, quesadillas and more. On Tuesdays, guests can enjoy the taco of the week at just $2.50. All neatly noted on a board right at the entrance, for your convenience. And all supremely delicious, btw.
Pictured below: Totopos & Guac, Elote, and Saudero, Al Pastor, and Carnitas Tacos