HuaHua’s Taqueria opened up in a little spot not too far from Cheeseburger Baby (how I gauge distance in Miami Beach), with about four counter seats and a few tables (with chairs, duh) outside. I got there, as the people in Miami say, “super” early.
I walked in a few minutes before they even opened, which gave me a couple of extra minutes to figure out what exactly Marcela and I would order. While she was trying to figure out which tacos she wanted, I ordered a family of four.
I started with a Mexican Coke and later worked up to a TutiFruti Jarrito. Marcela enjoyed some water.
We’re big fans of hot sauce, so seeing the excellent selection for sale and consumption as part of a Hot Sauce Bar was excellent.
I took one bite of the jalapeño cornbread; by the second one, I was buying more to take home. WARNING: They are spicy.
The elote (grilled corn topped with cotija cheese) was another great take on the Mexican street food classic. I loved it.
The tortilla chips were take it or leave it for me, and the queso blanco with chorizo, while packed with flavor, was a little too watered down for my taste. It could have been that I’m partial to a queso fundido, which is a little denser and probably what I was mentally expecting.
The breakfast taco with Marcela‘s side of guac was the first of the tacos to arrive. The breakfast taco came loaded with “cheesy eggs,” pork, green chili, carnitas, and hash browns. A-huh. Yes, add this one to your list of must orders and do not share.
Marcela ordered the two tacos with spicy tofu creme. Why tofu? I believe in ensuring I’d have no interest in them. Unbeknownst to her, I was counting on her ordering the Hongo Magicos since I love mushrooms. The Guaco featured fried avocado and was her definite favorite.
I had ordered four more tacos, yes, quatro for you Spanish speakers. BBQ short rib, pollo al pastor, carnitas, and fried chicken tacos made up my family order.
I did not try seafood-based tacos (shrimp, mahi, and crispy pescado). The pollo al pastor and BBQ short rib stood out as the best.
The charred pineapple gave the pollo al pastor a great taste and texture. And the short rib with pickled jalapeños, that pretty much says it all right there. By the way, it’s not that the carnitas and fried chicken weren’t good; I just felt the other two were better.
We weren’t leaving without paletas. Marcela chose the brand-spanking new Tequila Paleta while I went with what I thought was the weirdest choice available, Elote. We did not share but did try each other’s paletas (please keep thoughts to yourself).
Hery tastes like tequila, but I’m more of a vodka guy, so it didn’t do it for me. Marcela is hardcore and has eaten the worm at the bottom of a Mezcal bottle. She knows her sh*t, and this she loved.
Now, imagine cream of corn frozen…..forget that idea; that doesn’t sound good. There are pieces of corn in this oddly refreshing paleta, and to say I obsessed over it is an understatement. It would be best if you capped off your meal with a paleta.
l skipped out on the enchiladas portion of the menu, which means they’re on the agenda for the next visit, sandwiched in between an elote and an elote paleta. Yeah, that’s how I do things.
And for you doggie parents, they have treats available.
I’ve gotta give it to Chef Todd Erickson; he did a great job with the Huahua Taqueria‘s menu!
HuaHua’s Taqueria is CLOSED
1211 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL
Website – https://huahuastaco.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/huahuastaqueria
Monday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm