A Miami Beach boutique hotel has just opened a new Mexican restaurant.
Hoja Taqueria, now open at Generator Miami, comes from the Bar Lab team, which is also responsible for Broken Shaker, 27 and The Exchange. Like its sister restaurant in downtown Miami, the taqueria will serve tacos, burritos and quesadillas, but this time around they’ll be served in a bistro-style setting. There will also be new menu items, such as fish tacos, special tostadas, and grilled whole fish.
The new restaurant will have indoor and outdoor seating and a private dining room in an effort to showcase what the owners consider the most important element of Mexican culture: corn. The tortillas will be made in-house from corn sourced from family farms in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. A portion of the restaurant’s profits, the owners said, will go to farmers.
“We couldn’t think of a better home as we continue to expand the Hoja concept to different neighborhoods and markets,” Bar Lab founders Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi said in a press release. “The greatest joy is being able to highlight the importance of this precious ingredient, corn, while supporting the families from Mexico. »
Because Bar Lab is all about cocktail culture, the new taqueria will also feature a great cocktail list, curated by mixologist Christine Wiseman, who was part of a team that recently won Best American Bar Team at the Tales of the Cocktail Awards and also manager at the Broken Shaker location in Los Angeles. Expect libations as exotic as the intriguing Banana Mole Colada. Corn also makes an appearance here, in a cocktail called Corn Porn.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Hoja Taqueria to the Generator family,” said Alastair Thomann, Managing Director of Generator and Freehand Hotels in a press release. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Bar Lab with this authentic Oaxacan concept, and we are confident that Hoja Taqueria will become a staple for our customers and the Miami Beach community.”
Or: Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Hours: 6-11pm Wednesday-Sunday for now; will be open seven days a week in November