Tacos and tequila are a classic pairing, and this pairing is on full display at Coral Gables’ newcomer, Plomo Tequila and Taco Bar. The latest concept from the team that brought us Copper 29 and Crema, it features a large variety of Mexican favorites and creative tequila cocktails and we got the first look.
The 12 different taco options offer post traditional and non-traditional options. On the traditional side expect tacos like the El Muro made with pastor pork and pineapple, the La America made with chicken and chipotle, the Plomo filled with skirt steak and caramelized onions and the group favorite, the El Guero filled with battered shrimp and a spicy aioli. The more non-traditional tacos include the Taco Volador filled with salmon or tuna tartar, the La Fresa made with sautéed squash, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, creama and queso fresco, the Don Barriga filled with pork confit, and Las Chivas filled with braised lamb.
If tacos aren’t your thing, there is still plenty to choose from on the Plomo menu like the Queso Fundido topped with crispy chorizo or mushrooms, Elote, Shrimp Cocktail served “Acapulco style,” Braised Pork Cheeks and more.
As for the drinks, as the name alludes, they are mainly tequila and agave based. Some favorites from the signature portion include included the Zona Rosa made with Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau, Acai Berry, fresh squeezed lime Juice, topped with Agua de Jamaica soda; the Don Alfonso with Tequila Cabeza, Montelobos Mezcal, Apple, and fresh squeezed lime juice; and the Nube Oscura with Avion Anejo,Biscotti liqueur, and Black Walnut.
Highlights from classics include the Mexican must-have, Michelada made with Modelo Especial, house-made Michelada mix, fresh sqeezed lime juice, Mezcal and grasshopers; along with another favorite the Paloma Spritzer made with Espolon Blanco, Aperol, fresh squeezed lime juice, Grapefruit, and topped with Grapefruit Hefenweizen beer. Some drinks are even served in beautiful pots like the El Pistolero made with Don Julio Blanco, Union Mezcal, spicy yellow pepper syrup, tamarind, fresh squeezed lime juice served with a Grasshopers salt rim and the Plomo’s Mule made with Cazadores Reposado, Yellow Chartreuse, Lemongrass, fresh squeezed lime juice, and Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
Make sure to make a visit for Taco Tuesday (or any day!) soon, and until you do, check out the tasty pictures below.