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Coyo Taco’s new location is opening. Don’t forget to ask about the secret speakeasy

Deyson Rodriguez

Your favorite tacos are heading south.

Wynwood’s beloved Coyo Taco has opened a new location in Coral Gables. And just like its mothership, this Coyo Taco will have a secret speakeasy. Of course, now that we’ve blabbed, it’s not so secret. But whatever.

The restaurant is located on Giralda Plaza, where you can sit under the stars and view the latest art installation. At the moment, it’s Sun Stories, Jessy Nite’s installation using words that project onto the plaza, which followed the Sunlit Sky and the fondly remembered Umbrella Sky.

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COYO Taco in Coral Gables Deyson Rodriguez

But no matter. There are tacos and guac to eat, and that’s what matters.

The new restaurant includes an outdoor patio seating area as well as indoor seating with the industrial style familiar to anyone who’s eaten at the Wynwood restaurant. Taco menu highlights will include grouper frito with Modelo beer-battered fish, roasted jalapeño aioli and avocado; Al Pastor with traditional pork, roasted pineapple and onion and Pastor de Pollo with marinated chicken, roasted pineapple, onion and cotija.

Vegetarians, don’t despair. There’s also a quinoa taco.

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Did we mention margaritas are also on the menu?

To get into the speakeasy, go inside and push your way through a set of doors, and you’ll find live DJs every night and a selection of more than 50 tequilas and mezcals.

The new Coyo Taco opened Aug. 26, and you can visit the original or its outpost at Time Out Market Miami in South Beach.

Coyo Taco

Where: 126 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

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COYO Taco in Coral Gables. Deyson Rodriguez

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