Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Expanding This Summer to Coconut Grove, FL.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, a South Florida brand known for its casual taco joint by day and exciting lounge by night, this summer will officially open the doors to its highly anticipated Coconut Grove outpost. The Coconut Grove location will be located at 3419 Main Highway and housed in a historic 3,276-square-foot space built in 1922.  the space has been reimagined to reflect the brand’s trademark design, pumped with neon signs and bright colors thoughtfully juxtaposed by traditional, old-world Mexican design elements.

The brand’s new bi-level, hybrid concept, which debuted in the West Palm Beach location earlier this year, will offer a three-part experience: a fast-casual, taco shack; a speakeasy lounge for specialty cocktails, live music, and entertainment; and the newest addition to the brand, a mezcaleria serving high-end mezcal and tequila along with exclusive tasting experiences. 

“We are excited to continue growing the Bodega footprint with the opening of our first South Miami location,” said Jared Galbut, co-founder and president of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. “The beautiful and historic Coconut Grove neighborhood is undoubtedly experiencing a moment of tremendous resurgence, and we are thrilled to be among the restaurant groups and businesses contributing to its revival.”  

Guests enter at the ground level of the Taco Shack, where they are immediately taken in by the aromas of Mexican street food-inspired cuisine wafting from the quintessential airstream trailer-turned-taco-truck. The menu will include dishes such as Nachos and Quesadillas; legendary Burritos and Tacos,  Build Your Own Bowls; and Frozen Margaritas. 

Journey past the first floor taqueria — down a graffiti-lined hallway with commissioned artwork by legendary local artist, MSG — and emerge in a sprawling speakeasy lounge disguised behind a porta potty door. Here, beneath a 30-foot skylight, guests can get signature cocktails and regular weekly programming, including Live Music Wednesdays.

Bodega’s second floor design will showcase an array of beautiful details,  including an ornate wood entrance door, distressed aromatic leathers, aged brass metal finishes, and velvet drapery in agave-green accents. Hand-painted tin ceiling tiles by muralist Juan Rosas add color to the décor, featuring an eclectic mix of “found” seating and artwork.

Together, these thoughtful details are meant to evoke the primitive feel of haciendas and create an ambiance with an undeniable energy that harks one back, nostalgically, to a bygone era of Mexican opulence.

In early 2023, a second South Miami location will open in Coral Gables, followed by the opening of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Chicago, the first of several out-of-state locations. Additional Florida expansion includes a taqueria-only location at the Natiivo Miami Hotel & Residences in downtown Miami, as well as a hybrid concept in Wynwood.

Feature Photo Courtesy of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila


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