The world is full of flavor & unique bites, with some regions offering delicacies you don't often see; especially not in the U.S.; however, this exotic Mexican restaurant in Coral Gables is no stranger to offering unique bites & now they've added iguana to their menu.
Yes, you heard that right — iguana. We didn't even know iguana was edible, let alone a tasty treat to enjoy, but it turns out that the lizard is a delicacy in Mexico, especially served in tamales during their Holy Week.
Talavera Cocina Mexicana recognizes the cultural importance of this dish, putting in their own exotic flare at their little spot on Ponce De Leon Boulevard by making it into a soup.
At first thought, iguana might not sound like the most delicious dinner, but it looks absolutely mouthwatering & its partnering ingredients offer that traditional Mexican flavor.
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Their aphrodisiac dish goes by the name Iguana Pozole, pozole being a traditional authentic Mexican soup. The rich stew contains green iguana, seasoned with a combination of poblano peppers, jalapenos for a little spice, & tomatillo — garnished with a lime & tortilla chips.
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This exotic combo will take you on a little trip to Mexico without ever leaving the sunshine state. Talavera Cocina Mexicana will now offer this new dish every Thursday on their lunch & dinner menus.
But this unique new menu item isn't the only delicacy you can get on your plate. You can also get octopus alongside other traditional Mexican dishes such as empanadas, tacos, & freshly grilled meats that will satisfy your savory cravings.
Of course, they have drinks too. We may just make this our new Mexican & Margs spot with the BFFs.
Whether you decide to try the new dish or overindulge in all the Mexican bites, this is one restaurant you'll want to check out. They were voted best Mexican restaurant by Miami New Times in 2010, & have a fresh inviting space with gorgeous pops of color.
We're getting hungry already! An overview of Talavera Cocina Mexicana can be found below.
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Cuisine: Authentic Mexican fare with exotic flares. You can also get delicacies like octopus & now iguana here.
Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: Indulge in some deliciously unique bites, including octopus & now iguana! If you're a bit more tame with your food selection, they have delicious tacos & meats including carnitas, barbacoa, chicken & more - they even have vegetarian options!