La Santa Taqueria has come a very long way since it first opened as a food truck in 2017. Following a wildly successful debut, the cult-favorite is now a fully-fledged restaurant and bar—and one of the best places in Miami to swing by for authentic Mexican street food and cocktails that are just as crave-worthy. The dishes Chef Omar whips up in La Santa’s kitchen are out of this world. From classic tacos stuffed with carnitas, barbacoa, pork al pastor, and alambre de pollo, to shareable starters like queso fundido, elotes with cotija cheese and chile powder, and tostadas topped with crab ceviche, salmon, and yellowfin tuna—everything on the menu here hits the spot. The drinks are equally as impressive, and you’ll be hard-pressed to stop at just one. Designed by head bartender and bar manager Grace, an agave expert who has worked at top restaurants like Cantina La 20, Quinto La Huella, and more, the cocktail menu here highlights mezcal and tequila, offering unique and unexpected riffs on classics like palomas, margaritas, and micheladas, plus some really creative originals. We’re obsessed with La Santa’s Sunset in Acapulco, a spin on the iconic gin and tonic that works in basil, tart grapefruit, and delicate hibiscus. If you like things a little sweet and spicy, you should definitely try the No Tan Santa, a tasty concoction of tequila, blackberry, jalapeno, lime, and ginger beer. In addition to great flavor in every sip and bite, La Santa Taqueria also offers some pretty sweet deals. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. and features two-for-one drinks. But that’s not all—every Wednesday, you can also sip on $5 wine until 10 p.m., and on Thursdays, ladies enjoy happy hour pricing until closing time. If you happen to be dropping by on a Tuesday, make sure you have room for some tacos because you’ll be able to order three for the price of one.
La Santa Taqueria is located at 201 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL. For more information, visit lasantataqueria.com or call (305) 906-1149