Don Chile

The Whole Enchilada

Your New Mexican Haunt

No offense to Orale!, but sometimes we prefer to eat our beef-cheek tortillas sitting down. Inside. With air-conditioning.

Which bring us to Don Chile, a Mexican spot opening in the Gables with a grand fiesta this Wednesday.

Opened by a Yucatán-born chef who dreamed of bringing the Mexican home-cooking of his madre to the masses, this neighborhood restaurant is awash in warm browns and adobe-colored walls, big comfortable chairs and oversize pre-Columbian-styled masks adorning the walls (easily the finest oversize pre-Columbian masks in town).

Come here on a night when you're craving a margarita-fueled feast of Carne a La Tampiquena (grilled steak, topped with spicy poblano strips and cream), the Pato Castellano (duck breast sautéed with pine nuts and dry smoked peppers sauce) and the gut-busting Torta Chilanga, a monstrous sandwich made of stacked layers of beans, pickled jalapeno, cheese, avocado and steak.

Yeah, you should be sitting for that one.


Don Chile
1915 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Miami, FL 33134

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