clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Early Word on Huahua's Taqueria

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Photo via Facebook

Huahua's Taqueria, home of South Beach's newest creative taco, has been dishing out the goods for a little over a month now. Behind the kitchen is chef Todd Erickson of HaVen, serving up the classics, but also getting a little funky with it (see: BBQ Short Rib Taco). Verdict seems to be pretty positive so far with just a few isolated complaints. Here's what people are saying:

Solid News: One Yelper says "South Beach needed a place like this" and that Huahua's offers "solid, authentic Mexican flavor with the occasional nouveau twist". In terms of favorite dishes, the Breakfast Taco seems to be it; "This is what I want to eat every single day". [Yelp]

Good News: Another Yelp commenter says "Huahua's hits the spot", and "gives you great Mexican food (and drink) without the South Beach sticker shock". He adds that if you're "craving for something salty after a few beers", you should "get the Elote". Overall, the "only fault" he found was the "rather small inside"; otherwise, he says, "walk over to Huahua's", "your stomach and your wallet will thank you". [Yelp]

Poor News: On Yelp, a reviewer visits Huahua's after "reading so many great things about it", but gives the spot just two stars. "Unfortunately", he writes, " our Mexican cokes were warm and our food was cold" and adds that "If you are going for this type of food hit up Lime Fresh on Alton just a few blocks south". [Yelp]

Great News: One reviewer on Yelp keeps it short and sweet: "I tried these tacos for the first time over July 4th weekend. I honestly can say these are the best tacos I've ever had. The varieties were great and the portions were filling. Whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or after-hours, make sure you check this place out. You won't regret it!" [Yelp]

Mediocre News: One guy on Yelp says Huahua's is "mediocre at best". He writes, "How can you serve tacos with no salsa bar, or at least a few salsitas with the order? Just shameful". [Yelp]

Good News: Another Yelp reviewer writes, "wow I really like this place". She adds, "the food, the cute interior and the service at Huahua's was a A+". She mentions she tried out the "elote, three different tacos and a margarita" and that all were "yum". [Yelp]

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Miami newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world