Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano is a busy guy these days. At Naked Taco (located at The Tudor Hotel in South Beach), he's showing the world how much he loves to create Mexican cuisine....and how much fun it is to play with tequila!
In an article on Eater.com, Chef Pagano was asked what dishes should be on the diners' MUST TRY list. Says Ralph, "Well the menu is going to reveal itself every single day. But some of the easiest dishes are some of the dishes that you have to have like the Queso Fundido with house-made chorizo and house-made tortillas and cucumber tomato pico de gallo is just dope! It's gooey, crunchy good. I'm equally as excited about my Fried Chicken Tacos with melon, avocado crema and chipotle. We're also doing an open-faced Lobster Taco with grilled pineapple and smoked pepper also super cool." Other Taco options include pork carnitas, carne asada, Key West shrimp, Korean barbecue short rib, crispy Baja fish, green eggs and ham, and the list goes on!
The building is a historical landmark, so they're keeping the integrity with the new interior furnishings. Inside you'll find beautiful, custom built banquettes, great iron work, and exotic Mexican woods wrapped with leather. The patio, offers dining alfresco, and there are two separate bars - Bar Noche and Bar Manana. At Bar Noche you'll find 125 different tequilas!
Chef Ralph is one of the nicest and most geniune guys you'll meet in this industry. When asked what he's most excited about, he says, "So many things. The idea of a fun-fueled, margarita jacked-up menu that everybody has a good time with. Mexican food, to me, is all about the party and that's what we're doing. We're building a restaurant that's all about having a good time. And it's not high-end expensive -- it's high-end fun. So for me to reveal my love and my love letter to Mexico to my friends and family in Miami is really what I'm excited about. And if you could do it with a lick of salt, a squeeze of lime and a shot of tequila, that's not so bad."
Taco Tuesday - You buy the Margaritas, Chef Ralph buys the Tacos, period!
Check their FB page. Naked Taco will always be a place to have fun - day or night!
Two Full Liquor Bars - Bar Noche with 125 types of Tequila (many house infused)....and Bar Manana, which offers everything coffee. Booze infused coffee con leche, espresso with Tia Maria...you name it.
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Throwing a party? This is the place. Call for details.