New Mexican restaurant in Coral Gables, Florida

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Eclectic

Shopping in Merrick Park this weekend? Don’t rush home.

There is a new restaurant where you can put your bags down and stay for a while.

The main attraction of Ecléctico, in addition to its warm and vibrant atmosphere (literally – there are fire shows on weekends), is the extensive selection of over 200 mezcals and tequilas.

Solids too? The ready-made menu consists of Mexican staples, as well as globally inspired Latin tapas.

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Chicharrones at Eclectico

Think street tacos with confit pork shoulder; a “hipster” tostada, with guacamole, heirloom tomatoes, crispy quinoa and avocado mousse; chicharrones with crispy pork belly, lime and green onion; and vegan “chorizo” enchiladas, topped with salsa roja and baby cilantro.

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Sponsor theft at Eclectico

The dining room is well grammable, covered in hand-painted floor-to-ceiling murals by local artist Chady Elias. At the center of the action is the aforementioned full bar ready for your margarita order (or two).

Eclectic Restaurant

Or: The shops of Merrick Park. 320 San Lorenzo Ave, Suite 1315, Coral Gables

Information: www.eclecticomiami.com; 786-615-5735

Renowned real-time news reporter Madeleine Marr has worked for the Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered topics such as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People page, attending red carpet events, award ceremonies and press junkets; interview some of the biggest names in show business; and host his own online show. She is from New York and has two daughters.

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