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South of Fifth Goes South of the Border With El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Photos by Greg Clark via Urban Daddy
Telephone: 305-532-4544
Status: Opening tomorrow in the South of Fifth space formerly known as Tuscan Steak, El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar is the latest offering from Turntable Restaurant Group, owners of Maxim Prime Steakhouse in Atlanta and troika of China Grill emperor Jeffrey Chodorow, his son Zach and Dan Smith. Owen Kamihira, who has designed restaurants for Stephen Starr as well as the late Red Square Miami, and owner of Philly's Bar Ferdinand and El Camino Real did the decor. Although it's not part of his father's original empire, El Scorpion is said to be Junior Chodorow's baby. That said, the younger Chodorow will not be on hand for the opening, traveling in Spain with, well, the China Grill Management team. As much as it is his latest shot at following in his daddy's footsteps, El Scorpion is your shot too, featuring over 100 pure blue agave tequilas and a cocktail menu designed by Christian Sanders, who was named by Bombay Sapphire and GQ as America's "next bartending hero." [EaterWire]

All of our guacamoles are made fresh to order and served in their own molcajete with our fresh homemade tortilla chips
La Verdad $9.00
Avocado, Onion, Tomato, Lime, Garlic, Cilantro
Oaxaca $12.00
Avocado, Onion, Roasted Garlic, Basil
Enojado $12.00
Avocado, Onion, Chipotle, Salsa Ranchera
Verde $12.00
Avocado, Tomatillo, Onion, Jalapeno, Cilantro
Elvis $12.00
Avocado, Plantain, Crisp Bits of Benton’s Bacon, Lime, Garlic
Our Salsas are made fresh to order and served with our fresh homemade tortilla chips
Mexicana $5.00
Tomato, Jalapeno, Onion, Garlic, Cilantro, Lime
Jaiba $10.00
Crab, Tomato, Onion, Bay Leaf, Pickled Jalapeno, Capers, Lime
Borracha $7.00
Tomato, Mint, Pineapple, Garlic, Jalapeno, Tequila
Atun $10.00
Tuna, Cactus, Agua de Tomate, Chipotle, Lemon Zest
Ceviche Atun $14.00
Ahi Tuna, Yellow Watermelon, Serrano Peppers, Honey, Red Onion, Cilantro
Ensalada de Mariscos $18.00
Octopus, Conch, Shrimp, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Thyme, served in an Avocado
Ceviche Jalisco $12.00
Lime Marinated Snapper, Pickled Carrot, Tomato, Corn, Onion, Plantain
Bar Snacks and Appetizers to share or not
Mantequilla de Cacahuates Enchilados $6.00
Spicy Smoky Peanut Butter, Homemade Jams, Masa Cakes
Albondigas en Chipotle Quemado $9.00/$15.00
Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce
Served in a Cast Iron Skillet with Charro Beans, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Monterrey Jack and Queso Oaxaca
Regular $8.00
Chicken $9.00
Steak $10.50
Benton’s Bacon $9.00
Elote Asado $7.00
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cream, Queso Cotija, Chile and Lime
Rajas con Crema $6.00
Fire-roasted Poblano Strips in Cream Served with Fresh Tortillas
Chile Relleno con Queso Azul $9.00
Battered and Fried Poblano Stuffed with Maytag Blue Cheese, Mole Amarillo
Coyoacan Style Fried Quesadilla $14.00
Pulled Chicken, Mole Rojo, Queso Oaxaca, Epazote
Quesos Fundidos
Melted fondue of Quesos Oaxaca and Chihuahua served with our fresh homemade flour tortillas
Tipico $8.00
Con Rajas y Chorizo $10.00
Chorizo, Poblano, Onion
Made with a blend of Quesos Oaxaca, Chihuahua and Monterrey Jack, served with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Sour Cream
Plain $8.00
Chorizo $10.00
Pollo Pasilla $10.00
Black Olive and Avocado $10.00
Pambazo Sliders
Hatch Green Chili Burger $9.00
Crab Cake $11.00
Pekin-Lu $3.50
BBQ Tilapia, Napa Slaw, Remoulade Dressing
Adobados $3.50
Fried Tilapia, Napa Slaw, Radish, Remoulade Dressing
Camaron $5.00
Cascabel Glazed Shrimp, Onion, Cilantro
Chorizo $3.50
Spiced Ground Pork, Charred Poblano and Onion
Carnitas $3.50
Confit Roast Pork, Tomatillo Salsa
Pollo Barbacoa $3.50
Barbecued Chicken, Pickled Radish
Carne Asada $4.50
Tomatillo Salsa, Onion, Cilantro
Bacon $4.00
Pasilla-rubbed Benton’s Bacon, Pickled Onion, Chipotle Crema
Al Pastor $3.50
Roast Pork, Pineapple, Habanero Pico de Gallo
Verdes con Pollo $11.00
Shredded Chicken, Queso Anejo, Tomatillo Salsa
Coloradito $11.00
Pork, Queso Fresco, Mole Rojo
Rojos Chile-Queso $11.00
Queso Chihuahua, Monterrey Jack, Mole Rojo
Served with mexican rice and charro beans
Pollo a la Brasas $18.00
Grilled 1/2 Chicken, Salsa de Tomate Verde Cocida
Carne Asada $20.00
Grilled Skirt Steak, Salsa Ranchera
Veracruzan Red Snapper $26.00
Red Snapper, Lime, Onion, Garlic, Olives, Capers, Chiles en Escabeche
Oaxacan Dry Fried Pork Ribs $22.00
Chocolate Mole, Poblano Refried Beans
Puerco Pibil $17.00
Orange and Achiote-rubbed Pork Shoulder Slow Cooked in Banana Leaves
Rice $3.00
Charro Beans $3.00
Cochinito con Picadillo de Frutas
Roast Suckling Pig stuffed with Chopped Fruit
Served with Tortillas
For 4 or more people
Please give at least 72 hours notice
Taco Platter
Choice of any 3 Tacos served with Charro Beans and Rice $16.00
($1 supplement per Camaron or Carne Asada Taco)

China Grill

404 Washington Avenue, Miami,

El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

433 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL