Late last week the Miami New Times reported that Richard Hales, the chef and owner of Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick Chinese, is opening a new taqueria concept in the former Sakaya Kitchen downtown Miami location.
The restaurant is slated to open sometime this summer, with a menu filled with the, "chef's own unique takes on authentic Mexican cuisine." And unlike it's predecessor Sakaya Kitchen, the restaurant will be full-service.
The article makes note that this isn't Hales attempt to cash-in on "Miami's tacomania," saying that Hales' had made plans years ago to open a Mexican concept but the lease for the space fell through.
No word on an official opening date. Stay tuned for more details.