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Taurus In Coconut Grove, Florida

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Taurus - Coconut Grove, Florida

My original intent was not to eat at Taurus. Since the original plan didn’t pan out I drove by Taurus to make sure it was open after what happened last time. It was and we (my wife Marcela and I) were lucky enough to find a parking meter right near by. You can also valet park right in front of the Taurus. It’s not very big but it does have a very welcoming feel to it. It also has an outside seating area in case you need to be seen.

When Weather Permits Seating Area
When Weather Permits Seating Area

The menu is very limited and written on a chalk board. There are only Burgers, Wings and Pizza available.

Menu Chalkboard
Menu Chalkboard

We decide to order the 10 oz. Burger w/Cheddar Cheese, a Pepperoni Pizza and Wings to share. The Wings were crispy and good but do not come tossed in any sauce.


Instead the Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese and Celery are served on the side (and no extra charge for them is a plus). While my wife really liked the Pizza I didn’t love it but thought it was just ok.

Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza

So after re-reading Blind Mind’s post about the Taurus I realized how much he really liked the Fries. Once I tasted a fry I couldn’t stop. There is truffle oil on the Fries. If you’ve never eaten Fries topped with Truffle Oil then you’re missing one of life’s great treasures, as long as you don’t overdue it.

Mr. Beautiful
Mr. Beautiful

The Burger was cooked perfectly and tasted great but Marcela made one mistake on this day. She decided to go to the restroom and leave a piece of her half of the Burger. It was just looking at me.

The Last Bites
The Last Bites

It was asking to be eaten, so I did. She didn’t even realize it which was perfect until she realized I ate all the leftover Fries too. That’s what I get for getting greedy.

3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL


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  • SteveBM

    Not sure I remember truffle on the fries when I went… I was more taken in with the crispiness of them. I dunno, that was many moons and many bourbons ago. I chuckled at the part where you scarfed Marcela's burger and fries haha. Good post and glad you enjoyed it.

  • Jim Winters

    gotta try it! lots of old memories there…

  • Burgerquest

    it;s truffle oil that makes the fries so crispy and flavorful

  • Definitely miss the Old Taurus and the vibe of the Old Grove in General.

  • Hans Seitz

    Does anyone remember Martin who used to cook burgers on the patio there? Must have been circa 1985. Now that was a burger that I will never forget. He was older then so I hope he is still alive and kicking and has passed on his secret marinade/sauce that he used to spoon on the burgers while they were cooking. It was delicious.

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