Tacology

It’s a Taqueria. It’s a Mercado. It’s Both.

This Way to Tacos and Freedom at Brickell City Centre

By Ginger Harris
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Tacos. Ceviche. Mezcal. Terrace.

What you just read was a brief list of very important words.

Words that will soon lead you straight to the fourth floor of Brickell City Centre and alter the very fabric of the space-time-Friday continuum, which is a thing.

We speak, of course, of Tacology. It’s a new taqueria/mercado hybrid from the guy who gave you Cantina La Veinte, it’s open now, and here’s what it looks like.

With 100 seats on that outdoor terrace and another 100 inside, there’s plenty of room to grab a few chairs in front of the giant video wall and watch some not-football with friends. Or next to the Frida Kahlo painting. Wherever’s fine, really.

Yes, there are also tacos. Tacos ranging anywhere from pastor to mushroom with parmesan and truffle oil. You’ll find those at the taco kitchen, naturally.

Which is where the whole mercado thing comes in. There are two other open kitchens in there. A Coffee & Chocolate one for cornbread pudding. And coffee. And chocolate. And a Juices & Salads one for beet juice and chilled avocado soup.

There’s also a bar with 20-plus tequilas and mezcals, plus something called the Vata Viejo with añejo, Mexican chocolate bitters and agave.

Seeing as you have to start somewhere, that feels like the place.

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.

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