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Questionably Named Pink Taco Heads to South Beach

Yes, that’s really its name.

The namesake Pink Taco
Pink Taco/Official Press Photo

Unfortunately named, Mexcian-ish eatery and party spot, Pink Taco, is setting up shop at 1200 Ocean Drive this January. The restaurant, which has outposts in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago, is best known for its lively atmosphere and array of Mexican-influenced dishes.

The Vegas founded but LA headquartered Pink Taco, offers up an extensive menu including its namesake Pink Taco, which is filled with achiote chicken, black beans, avocado, salsa, cotija cheese, habanero, and bright pink pickled onions, alongside other spruced up “haute” tacos and fare like guac, dips, quesadillas, enchiladas, and margaritas.

The restaurant, housed in the middle of Miami Beach’s tourist hub Ocean Drive, will feature indoor/outdoor seating with patio and sidewalk dining options, bar seating area, a private dining room, and its Pink Taco sugar skull artwork on the walls with “a nod to Miami Beach themes” like one painted like legendary Cuban singer, Celia Cruz.

Left: inside Pink Taco Miami, Right: Celia Cruz mural

The head scratching, borderline offensive name has caused controversy in the past. In 2006 when the restaurant wanted to open in Scottsdale, Arizona, the city received objection to the name that saying that it was a “derogatory slang term for a portion of the female anatomy.” The mayor at the time even asked ownership to change the name, which they refused. Reps for Pink Taco said the name of the restaurant is after one of their items, and that they had not received any complaints about the name. Right.

Pink Taco will debut to the public on January 14, 2020. It’ll be open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. with brunch, happy hour, and taco Tuesday specials available.

Pink Taco

1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

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