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Con Sabor A Mexico Carnitas Estilo Michoacan (Miami)

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 · Mexican Miami

***** Con Sabor A Mexico Carnitas Estilo Michoacán, 542 Southwest 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33135, (786)) 267-3526.

Con Sabor is the “ultimate” hole-in-the-wall taco shop. Maybe 4 seats at the indoor counter and a handful of outdoor foldup tables (Jeff Eats’ mother use to call them canasta tables).

Now follow me…Con Sabor only makes TACOS…Now your’re gonna have to do some homework here—maciza, cuerito, buche, oreja, lengua, campechano, surtida, tripa, pollo, bisteck.

Last week-good friends Larry Boychick and Shlomo Schmendrick (both native born Mexicans) took Jeff Eats to this Little Havana joint for lunch…I gotta tell you, the tacos were absolutely amazing. Served with fresh-warm tortillas—I “sampled” the chicken (pollo), pulled pork/rinds (campechano), steak (bisteck)—accompanied by a “tray” of toppings–salsas, cilantro, onions, limes.

Just a heads up…the joint only takes cash. On the language front, all the “help” and seemingly all the other patrons were speaking Spanish. Just for the record, Jeff Eats with his high school and college Spanish “Ds” got-through the meal just fine…and the bet here is that Jeff Eats’ intelligent readers will do the same. By the way, the tacos run $1.75 a piece. They also sell the “fillings” by the pound…figure 14 bucks or so for the fillings-tortillas-toppings. One other thing, they got a handful of bottled Mexican sodas and Mexican Coca Cola with pure cane sugar—Jeff Eats had a Jarriots’ Mandarian and it was delicious.

Let me wrap this one up by saying, I absolutely loved Con Sabor.

Con Sabor is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-9pm, closed on Monday.

3 Comments to “Con Sabor A Mexico Carnitas Estilo Michoacan (Miami)”

  1. Roger T. says...

    Jeff, The folks on YELP LOVE THIS ONE!!!
    5.0 star rating
    3/26/2013 1 Check-in Here
    How Eat Like A Local has allowed me to explore a city I thought I knew in and out!
    I have passed Con Sabor A Mex……….(lets call it Con Sabor for the sake of characters typed) and have never thought twice about stopping in. If you see the reviews you know this is a MUST TRY if you are a Mexican food enthusiast.
    Now let me start by saying this place is traditional Mexican. No cheese on the tacos here. Tortilla, meat, amazing sauces, onions, cilantro and lime. That’s it – but then again…that’s all you need!
    I took a bite of the chicken tacos – Great!
    I ordered 2 Campechano which is pork with some rinds in there. – Delicious
    I had a steak – Awesome!
    Then…I got adventurous. Thanks to the great Yelpers that came out the the ELL I was convinced to try a lengua taco. Yea lengua means tongue. I was there. It wasn’t that out of the norm. and I did it! And it was actually great. If you didn’t know what it was you wouldn’t be weird about it. It was tender, greatly seasoned and actually pretty good!
    The neighborhood is an experience all in its own. You are sitting outside on fold out tables. The Cuban lady across the street was talking (read screaming) out of her window at what I assumed was a friend. There’s sketchy characters walking by, so its good for people watching, but don’t stare too long as they could take it wrong…and shank you.
    A couple of hours after checking in my buddy – who is Mexican – went to check it out and told me it was the best Mexican he has had in Miami. Reminded him of home – that’s always a good sign! Listed in: Yelp Help!, MYami Favorites, Sabor Latino., Andale! Andale!
    5.0 star rating
    3/22/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Five stars for what it is: A (literal) hole in the wall that servers AMAZING tacos.
    It’s just a tiny place off the street, with outdoor seating. Service was attentive and friendly for our party of 6 guys looking to get a bite. She helped us out and (for once) actually recommended a serving size (since its by the pound for non-individual tacos) that served us all perfectly with no leftovers and no one left hungry.
    We ordered 2.5 pounds of the mixed pork (can’t remember their name for it) and it came out along with a nice assortment of salsas and fixings. Fresh, hot soft tortillas came with it as well. We all absolutely devoured this food. For “simple” tacos, I cannot say enough about how tasty it was. The pork was cooked perfectly, juicy and smoky, and flavored to perfection. All of the fixins and salsas were delicious as well, especially the hot red and the hot green salsas.
    AND THE PRICE is amazing. 6 guys filled to the brim, and we each got a fruit soda, came to about $8.50 a person not including the tip we left. You’d be hard pressed to get out of Taco Bell for less, and certainly wouldn’t be as satisfied.
    Cannot wait until I visit Miami again to go back and take more people. THANK YOU to Con Sabor and thank you to the Yelpers who pointed us in the right direction.
    5.0 star rating
    3/16/2013 2 photos 2 Check-ins Here
    Kudos to the yelpers who reviewed this place, because of them I found a little ruby in an Azteca treasure chest. I truly believe if Huitzilopochtli descended from Tamoanchan to the earth, that he would love the tacos here.
    I love the whole working class ” ethnic ” feel of this place. I never thought I would enjoy eating on fold tables, but I did. Though located in the middle of Little Havana, this little place took me on a mini vacation outside of the USA for about 30 minutes, This is a little place with outdoor seating and a indoor counter, they have a small non-english menu on the wall. They are loaded with Mexican sodas and my all time favorite Horchata! Luckily one of the young girls working there was fluent in english to help me with the menu. I initially wanted a burrito, but they didn’t serve burritos, so I ordered 4 chicken taco’s http://bit.ly/YHnp6h $1.75 each( I ordered 2 more after eating the first 4), a mandarin Jurrito, and when I left I bought a Horchata $2.00 to goI was surprised when they brought out this large 6 condiment sauce serving station to my table http://bit.ly/ZzfZTN . The station had 2 hot 2 mild sauces red and green and also onions and parsley.
    I really enjoyed customizing my own tacos, it makes all the difference in the world to be able to put exactly what you want and how much of what you want on your tacos. The tacos were flavorful, fresh and appetizing, I enjoyed them so much I ordered two more.
    I was about to pay my bill and leave, when my eyes caught sight of a milky white liquid in a commercial juice dispenser behind my lovely server. My heart started to race as I could feel this was the elusive drink I loved, but I knew not its name.The last time my palate and tongue graced this drink was in 1993 in the north side of Chicago at an authentic Mexican restaurant.
    My lovely server saw my great interest in the drink and asked me if I wanted to try a sample, obviously I obliged. It was defenitely the elusive sweet spicy drink, I was relieved and extremely elated, she educated me on the name of the drink, “Horchata”. I bought one cup of it to go, so I could drink the toe curling elixir later in the evening.
    Everyone who worked here was super friendly full of smiles, even the patrons who were eating there were super friendly and helpful. I was very surprised I really did not expect this kind of experience. You really cannot judge a book by the cover. Some of the patrons there were even asking me how my food was. Truly a warm cultural and culinary experience. Mexico has world leading eco-tourism resorts, beautiful picturesque land and beaches, miraculous pyramids and rich culture, yet I have never thought about visiting Mexico before. But I am now, that little working class taco shop convinced me to.
    ~~The End~~
    NOTES
    – they only take cash.
    5.0 star rating
    4/2/2013 4 photos
    Amazing little gem. It doesn’t get more authentic than this little place. They only have tacos take cash only and don’t have many tables. But god they can make amazing tacos.
    5.0 star rating
    3/12/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Prior to discovering this gem on Yelp, my favorite place for tacos was a tie between El Carnal 2 and that taco place by Cocowalk. Now that I’ve tasted the creations that Andres and his staff throw together, there’s no going back.
    The meat on the tacos here is so amazingly tender and flavorful that it falls apart in your mouth. There are a total of 9 or 10 types of tacos, spanning different parts of the pig or cow. My personal favorites are the campechano (pulled pork with crispy pork rinds), oreja (pig ear), buche (pig stomach), and surtida (all of the pig options put together). If some of that sounds a bit too adventurous for you, they also offer standard chicken, steak, and pork leg options which are also delicious. They also bring out out a huge box filled with different salsas, cilantro, onions, and a plate of fresh cut limes to perfectly pair with your unforgettable tacos.
    As far as tacos go, this is the best I’ve ever had in my life (and also one of the least expensive – tacos are about $1.50 a pop). For a glutton like me, that’s saying a lot. If you haven’t tried it yet, go as soon as you get the chance. You will not regret it.
    5.0 star rating
    4/1/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Best tacos in Miami….remains me of California,
    4.0 star rating
    2/22/2013 1 Check-in Here
    I’d hate to be the one to break the perfect score for this business, but….
    I’ve had the pleasure of dining in this tiny establishment a few times now and there are so many great things about this place (not to mention the heart and soul that the proprietors have put into it) that I will continue to come back.
    The tacos are small and tasty. They have variety that is both authentic and at times, strange. I love the tongue tacos and the beef tacos. The chicken and pork can be a bit dry, so I have learned to stay away from those. Parking can be a challenge and the place is too small to bring a large enough group to. Plus, being outdoors, has its limitations in Miami, as you tend to get toasted and sweaty on a hot/humid day.
    An excellent restaurant which will satisfy even the most astringent taco enthusiasts.
    5.0 star rating
    3/10/2013 1 Check-in Here
    I have been looking for a genuine, tasty, Mexican place in Miami for far too long! This place hit the spot. I originally came here with a group of friends to see exactly what “the best tacos in Miami” were made out of. These were in fact, the best tacos in Miami. The menu is simple, you pick a meat, and you get a small, soft-serve taco, with that meat. For $1.75 (at least for the beef one). Then, you’re given a tray of sauces and onions. Simple? yes. Delicious? absolutely. First I had a taco with no sauce. Good. Then a taco with some mild sauce. Better. Then a taco with spicy sauce. Incredible. Before I knew it, I was mixing sauces and meats. These tacos, although, simple, do in fact have a lot of variety and they were authentic and great tasting. I’d definitely come back.
    Keep in mind, this restaurant is, in the truest sense of the word, a hole in the wall. Do not come expecting a fancy atmosphere, waiter service, and even easy parking. This restaurant is as casual as it gets. Also a fair warning, this establishment does not take credit cards. Cash only. Definitely try it out if you haven’t, it’s an experience not to be missed.
    5.0 star rating
    2/19/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Im a huge fan of mexican food. ANY type, yes, even fake american mexican.
    But this is not a FAKE american mexican restaurant. The food here is as authentic as it gets, and by food I mean tacos. I dont think they serve anything else.
    I had the chicken tacos, and the steak tacos and both were AMAZING! The service was great, and the prices are super afforable. I cant wait to go back!!
    5.0 star rating
    3/15/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Came here because of the good reviews hoping for some authentic Mexican food and it couldn’t have gone better. When ordering, I had the pleasure of speaking with the owner who gave me his personal recommendations based on what I like to eat. The rest of the staff was equally accommodating. I have ordered almost everything on the menu and my favorites are the cuts you wouldn’t normally think of like ear and tripe. Another thing that I love about this place is the price. Having lunch here with a friend will run you about $13 and everyone I’ve had food with here really enjoys it. Had a great time and enjoyed the real flavor of Michoacan.
    5.0 star rating
    3/20/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Best tacos in Miami. Authentic Mexican!!!
    4.0 star rating
    2/26/2013 1 Check-in Here
    true tacos, thats what you get here. tacos de lengua, for example. yeah, youre right. lengua means tongue. what does that taste like? you dont have to ask andrew zimmern or neither of his two body guards. find out yourself at carnitas! it tastes like roasted pork straight out of la caja china, bro.
    con sabor a mexico carnitas estilo michoacan. such a long name but i think that was done on purpose so hipster kids will never go here, which is a very noble reason… to name your establishment something only native spanish speakers can pronounce. sorry hipster kids of miami-dade. this is what happens when all the spanish you ever learned comes from gloria estefan and the miami sound machine. now youre practically monolingual, hate your grandma and wear skinny jeans. youre fucked, kid.
    service at carnitas estilo michoacan is also monolingual. are you surprised? keep going to taco bell then, get your crunchy doritos-taco-pistolero-loco with extra sour cream too, cause you suck. tacos at carnitas are served on corn tortillas and thats it. chopped onions, cilantro, lime and sauces will be on your table or at the counter. wherever you choose to sit.
    cash only.
    5.0 star rating
    1/21/2013
    All these five star reviews you see are 100% spot on. I had been trying to find the best tacos in Miami for a while(not an easy task). After trying numerous other places that had been recommended I was feeling quite underwhelmed. Then I decided to come here. I have no idea why I didn’t try this place sooner!!
    Listen, if you want AUTHENTIC Mexican style tacos don’t bother looking anywhere else, just come here! They have several options but I only tried the steak. They were awesome. The meat was cooked perfectly and they were served in warm and fresh corn tortillas. At the table you can add your own onions, cilantro, and either red or green hot sauce. The service is quick, the owners are super friendly, and best of all this place is cheap. I had 5 tacos and a horchata to drink and my total came out to around $11 or so. I’ve been to Mexico numerous times and these tacos are just as good. No need to contemplate anything, just come here ready to eat. You won’t regret it.
    5.0 star rating
    3/3/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Best tacos in Miami hands down. Chicken wasn’t my favorite would probably stick with the pork and beef next time. Pretty simple formula various cuts of meat, corn tortilla, and delicious salsa. Therese are no frills authentic style tacos that melt in your mouth. Could easily eat a dozen of the little guys and wouldn’t break the bank doing so. Ordered 4 tacos and a mexican coke paid with a $10 and was handed change. Bring cash as they don’t accept cards.
    5.0 star rating
    10/22/2012 2 photos ROTD 11/18/2012
    Before he was laid-off, Andrés, a foreman that was negatively impacted by the economic downturn, used to bring food as his contribution to family functions. With bills piling up and no market for his skills, his loved ones encouraged him to bet everything he had on a taco…or rather ten of them. Now he owns a small, no frills eatery that does one thing and does it with Southwest Mexican swagger. These are his offerings —
    Basic – If you’re not ready to jump in the deep-end start with these.
    Bistek/Steak is lightly seasoned then grilled.
    Campechano/Pulled pork is tossed with crunchy pork rinds.
    Maciza/Pork leg that all locals order at least one of
    Pollo/Chicken never had it but with all the attention paid to the others, must be perfect.
    Advanced – Just like if you went poking around your parent’s bedroom, you might find something you don’t like. The offal section of the menu is anything but awful and will satisfy more mature palates.
    Buche/Pig stomach is Andres’ favorite and is full of irregular pieces but also the most savory.
    Cuerito/Braised pork skin is shiny, gelatinous and saucier than the rest.
    Lengua/Tongue that chews like pork, tastes like beef squared.
    Oreja/Pig ear is fatty, chewy with a milder pork flavor.
    Surtida/MIxed is essentially putting the whole pig through a grinder.
    Tripa/tripe has the texture of calamari, yet absorbs what its cooked in.
    You can purchase any of the above by the pound ($14) or half pound ($7) and includes wheat tortillas and all the fixins.
    Specials: Seafood is only available Fridays and there’s limited availability for pork rinds.
    Shrimp Cocktail – with scallions, jalapeño, and cilantro in a ketchup-based sauce
    Chicharrónes – served plain but try a it with a dash of Tajín, chilli-lime seasoning.
    Condiments – there’s only cilantro, chopped onions and sauce, which will have some customers saying ‘dassit?’ faster than this guy —
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    As Patty, the server and owner’s niece, once pointed out —
    “If the meat is bad it can’t hide under cheese, sour cream or guacamole…you’ll know.”
    Spice up your taco with tomatillo based salsa verde (mild or hot), Serrano-based salsa roja (mild or hot), Habanero sauce (hot) or commercially produced picante like Cholula (medium) and Tapatío (medium).
    Beverages – Horchata (cinnamon-flavored rice milk), Jarritos (assorted soft drinks from Guadalajara), Mexican Coke (made with real sugar), Sangria Senorial (non-alcoholic soda) or Zephyrhills (Florida’s finest tap water).
    If you went bonkers in this place and ordered the whole menu you could feed 3 people for 20 bucks (tax + 15% tip included) and it better be cash as they don’t accept plastic. Like Jean-Claude Camille François van Varenberg had to shorten his name to Jean-Claude van Damme, I had to shorten it’s name to Carnitas Michoacán. Whatever you call it, give it a chance and you’ll never bother trekking north to Davie or South to Homestead for ‘real Mexican’ again.
    5.0 star rating
    1/26/2013 4 Check-ins Here
    For a fast dinner (and cheap) this is the place to go. Very small with only a few tables and a countertop but always filled with friendly faces. The owners speak perfect Enlglish which helps when translating the menu. They only serve tacos, very authentic, delicious tacos. If you don’t eat pork than you can order the chicken or steak but otherwise stick to their specialty PORK! They have all the different deliciously porky parts that we Americans generally shy away from. Skin, Ears, Tongue, Chorizo, Trpe… etc. You cannot go wrong. They have the best sauces I have found. Fresh and spicy as well as a selection of authentic Mexican products. A new favorite.
    4.0 star rating
    1/20/2013
    Excellent value for fresh food. Very friendly customer service. Taquitos are served with an assortment of sauces on the side. Try the hot sauce with pico de gallo, it’s not as hot as you may think. It may help to know some Spanish, to get the most out of the menu. Chicken taquitos are great, order 2 at a time since they serve them fresh and hot.
    5.0 star rating
    10/20/2012
    FINALLY! Real Mexican tacos!
    I’m from California and street tacos are, simply, my soul food. Give me chopped meat in a small corn tortilla and I’m a happy girl. I have not found these types of tacos in the three years I’ve lived in Miami and I had all but given up hope, but found reviews for this place on none other than Yelp and finally gave it a go.
    This place is amazing. Simple, very casual, and no frills. They don’t serve chips, guacamole, burritos, or any other nonsense. All they make is tacos and they do it very well. They have chicken, steak, tongue and a number of pork-based variations including chiccharone, ear, and one or two others. They serve jarritos soda and Horchata. Next time I’m bringing some beer or margaritas from home, those would make it a perfect weekend lunch.
    They also give each table their own “salsa bar” with about 4 types of homemade salsa, chopped onions and chopped cilantro so you can season the tacos as you wish. This is fantastic not only because I could mix salsas to my liking and add a few spoonfuls bite by bite, but I’m not a fan of raw onions and a lot of places serve theirs with onions or pico de gallo already on the tacos and it’s hard to pick out (I’m talking to you Mercadito!)

    Seriously I’ve had street tacos in Baja, Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City and these are as authentic as they get.

    I had 5 tacos and 2 glasses of horchata for $12.75. I almost cried with joy when paying the bill and tipped $5. I still got out of there for under $20!

    The owners and staff are very friendly and welcoming. I get by fine on my Spanish but once I asked a question in English they switched to perfect English and I didn’t feel out of place at all. So for any fellow gringos who may be wary, don’t be.

    Best part, Calle Ocho is a short stroll away, top off your visit here with an ice cream from Azucar.
    5.0 star rating
    10/4/2012 1 Check-in Here
    Ready to eat some real Mexican food?

    Atmosphere: hole-in-the-wall, family-owned, and welcoming.

    Taste: Try the ‘horchata’, a sweet rice drink or my favorite – tamarindo soda. I will say this is definitely for the adventurous but here’s a tip – the ‘lengua’ tongue is very similar to a texture of meat you would expect. Delicious! The ‘oreja’ (ear) and ‘cuerito’ (skin) have a soft gelatinous texture so if you need a balance, try a combination instead like the ‘surtida’ or ‘cuerito’ with ‘lengua’.

    Price: Very reasonable. It’s just tacos at $1.75 each.

    Customer Service: Owner was really kind, and welcoming. Food came out fast.

    Overall: Authentic tacos, homemade taste, great value! Definitely a place to come and try.
    5.0 star rating
    1/24/2013 1 Check-in Here
    Great Mexican food.

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    5.0 star rating
    9/12/2012 2 Check-ins Here
    This place is incredible.

    I came here after reading the other excellent yelp reviews and was not disappointed at all. I tried three tacos, the Surtida (mixed meat), Oreja (pig ear), and combined the Macisa and Cueritos (pork and skin) after the owner recommended it. I was blown away by the flavors. I will never eat a taco anywhere else again! Unless I’m in Mexico.

    I was worried about finding parking but had no problem with metered parking right in front.

    Ordered six tacos and two drinks for around $12. Can’t wait to go back!

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    Review from Rebecca S.

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    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    9/2/2012
    Just go! You won’t be sorry. This family-owned taco stand delivers deliciously seasoned fresh meat tacos. Plus, you can’t beat these prices at $1.75 a pop. I love the bistek (carne/meat), maciza (puerco/pork) and pollo (chicken) tacos. They bring you the fixings to do the honors and throw on as much of the fresh homemade salsas, onions, cilantro, and lime as you’d like. You will love it and be back for more. They are simple and very savory, not at all oily. There’s no cheese or sour cream or lettuce so the tacos are light and super tasty.

    Parking: I have consistently found it easy to park right in front at meters or around the corner.

    Note: This place is CASH ONLY. But come on, at these prices, you and your friend can get 6 tacos and 2 drinks, leave a tip, and still get change for your $20.

    P.S. you’re coming for the tacos and so just know that they don’t have other taco-truck additions like chips, quesadillas, burritos, etc. Just fantastic tacos at unbeatable prices.

    P.P.S. thank you to fellow yelpers for putting this place on the map and on my radar. Seems word is really catching on. Last time I spoke to one of the owners she was telling me that they don’t even have a website but they have gotten all of this great press and customers from people who found them and wrote reviews on yelp.

    Even if you don’t speak a word of Spanish, don’t be deterred, the staff is friendly and speak both English and Spanish.

    Tacos muy ricos y sabrosos, solo $1.75 cada uno. No vas a repentir!

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    Review from Vicky K.

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    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    11/10/2012 1 photo
    At long last I was able to try this place after reading all the yelp reviews. The menu is not extensive by any means but Monica, the owner, will take the time to explain everything on it. She handles the customers and her husband is the chef. Monica is extremely friendly and also speaks very good English which is a little rare in Miami. :P If you want authentic Mexican tacos, this is your place. They take cash only and seating is all outdoors. You can also order tacos by the pound here which includes the tortillas and all the fixin’s. I also recommend trying their habanero sauce for the all the fire seekers. I will definitely be stopping in for my taco fix whenever I’m in the area.

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    Review from G R.

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    Miami, FL

    3.0 star rating
    12/28/2012
    Not bad. The food is ok, it’s not GREAT. The prices are really affordable. They say that they are “authentic” Mexican food. I wouldn’t consider it “Authentic”. It’s not a bad spot.

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    4.0 star rating
    6/24/2012 1 photo
    Great tacos and salsa. I stopped by for a quick light lunch and it hit the spot. You can even order the cooked meat by the pound to take home with the corn tortillas y salsas. Very friendly staff. If you’re looking for burritos, hard shell tacos, or other Mexican food you won’t find that here. Just some good Taqueria tacos. I stuck with the basics: pollo, bistek, and cuerito. I wasn’t in an exotic mood to eat the pig ears but I think I’ll try them next time.

    By the way, they don’t take credit cards so be sure to bring cash!!
    5.0 star rating
    2/9/2013
    small restaurant with really great tacos! i will defiantly come back to this place again!
    5.0 star rating
    12/22/2012 1 Check-in Here
    This place is amazing, I found it thanks to an article on the Miami New times. My favorite thing to get is a taco campechano and orejas. I love spicy food and they have a great home made Habanero sauce which is orgasmic when served on a taco. I really can’t say enough good things about this place, just go! You’re wasting time reading this review.

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    Review from Nicole P.

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    5.0 star rating
    5/3/2012 1 photo 3 Check-ins Here
    This place is authentic, whatever Ive had before of tacos in Miami don’t even compare to these. Its outrageous and this mexican girl is blown away and I woke up craving a Taco de Cueritos!!
    They also sell the tacos by the pound, around $14 a pound of any of the meats and the order comes with tortillas, limes, and salsas. Basically its a Mexican hole straight from Mexico.

    Thank you for popping up on my yelp and making me so happy!!!

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    Review from Adrian P.

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    Hialeah, FL

    5.0 star rating
    5/4/2012 1 photo 3 Check-ins Here
    THIS PLACE IS FOR BRAVE FOODIES WHO ARE NOT AFRAID TO TRY
    After being in miami for months removed since my last trip to mexico, I have been dying to get back that old delicious meal I so desire. This place has it! I am not a person to shy away from strange foods, this place has a few. I personally enjoyed, the Oreja or Ear in english, pig ear. AMAZING, also the surtido which is a mix of meats. This place really reminded me of a taco stand in mexico, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, just like in mexico. TRY THIS PLACE, TRY EVERYTHING each taco is 1.75, I had 11 my first time

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    Review from Walid A.

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    5.0 star rating
    12/29/2012
    ATTENTION MEXICAN FELLOWS: You must visit this place if you really want to have food as in our homeland. This is 100% authentic carnitas tacos hands down. Make sure you take cash since they dont get CCs.

    Best of all: They make their own tortillas.

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    Review from Katrina G.

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    Katrina G.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    12/29/2012 4 photos 1 Check-in Here
    Wow, only 5 star reviews? Hmm.. this place must be good! After two long months of having this place bookmarked, I decided to see if it was worth the hype. So is it worth the hype? I think so! First off, this is definitely not your typical Miami restaurant; it literally feels like you’re in a small taco shop in Mexico (been to Mexico 5+ times.) The menu is very limited and by limited I mean they only serve tacos, very authentic, delicious, packed with taste, Mexican tacos not to mention cheap ($1.75/taco.) They serve tacos with either: chicken, steak or pork and weird body parts us Americans don’t typically eat (tongue, ears, etc.) Their specialty is pork; my favorite taco was a tie between both steak and pork. At each table they place a sauce bar, which includes different hot and not so hot sauces, cilantro and onions. They also serve different Mexican sodas and ice cream. I had the strawberry soda, which was delicious! If you want real, authentic Mexican tacos for less than 2 dollars each then you must check this place out. You won’t be disappointed :)

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    Review from Sebastian J.

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    Sebastian J.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    4/12/2012
    The most authentic taco place in Miami, FL and the Homestead area.

    Do not order mexican salsa (as I overheard another customer try to order). They are authentic, just meat, tortilla, and green or red sauce. Do not try this place if you are looking for ‘americanized’ mexican food, this is the real thing.

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    Review from Monica A.

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    Monica A.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    10/19/2012
    What an obscure find. This place is eensy teensy and the ‘hood is a little strange at night, but the tacos were AMAZING. The place is family owned and the owner spent like fifteen minutes explaining to us all the different cuts of pork and the types of taco there were. We had a sampler of EVERYTHING. Don’t be shy — try the intestines/thigh. The tacos come with a full homemade sauce bar. There’s also kickass horchata and cider soda (sidral.) It sucks that they don’t have other menu items (quesadillas, flautas, chips, salsa, guar) but the lady said that’s because those items don’t really exist in Mexico.

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    Review from Brent B.

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    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    10/2/2012 3 Check-ins Here
    Authentic, cheap, and delicious. Tacos are 1.75 each. They have all the nasty bits including tripe and lengua. you can add your own salsas(delicious) rojo y verde, onions and cilantro. Be adventurous and try something you have never had you wont be dissapointed.

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    Review from Jordan N.

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    Jordan N.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    Updated – 12/9/2011 ROTD 5/11/2012
    I’m upping the rating for this place.

    This is an authentic taqueria that sells just that – tacos. Nothing more – you’re not going to find nacho chips, burritos, or anything like that. Just pure straight-up tacos.

    And there’s no place in Miami more authentic than this taco stand – not even all the Mexican places in Calle Ocho can compare. Because of the types of tacos they serve, it is an instant stand-out.

    TACOS: cuerito (pig skin), buche (pork stomach), oreja (pig ear), mazica (pork), lengua (cow tongue), tripas (tripe), bisteck (beef), and surtido (mixed).

    Once you order, you’ll be able to see and hear the *WHACK* *WHACK* *WHACK* that comes with the guy behind the counter cutting the fillings with an oversized butcher knife. It’s free entertainment and definitely makes me feel like I’m not in Miami anymore but in some roadside taco stand in Mexico (and I haven’t been to Mexico yet). :)

    You can add cilantro, diced onions to the tacos as well as four sauces (two not spicy, two spicy (of jalapeno & of chile del arbol), and one spicier (of habanero).

    I recommend this place to try out these yummy and adventurous tacos, and get a taste of Michoacan!

    Oh, and the tacos are $1.75 each.

    Note: Street parking is free after 6 pm. The open-air establishment is open until 10 pm.

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    4.0 star rating
    3/26/2011
    I was introduced to this place through a Mexican friend of mine. At first I was a bit leery – it’s… Read more »

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    Review from Giancarlo B.

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    Giancarlo B.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    12/2/2011 1 photo 2 Check-ins Here
    I found this place because a certain other taco place on 8st ::cough, cough, el carnal 2, cough:: was closed for vacation(?). Supposedly that place is the best taco place in Miami and had I not found Con Sabor, I would have wholeheartedly agreed. But alas, I was shown the light and Con Sabor does not disappoint.

    When you first arrive you’ll swear you’re at the wrong spot. You’ll tell yourself that this hole in the wall can’t be the best taco in Miami. But trust me, it is. You might not recognize many things on the menu, and that’s ok. The staff there are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    Tongue taco you say? Ear? Really?! … Really. And as strange and odd as it may all sound don’t let your inhibitions stop you. Their “Lengua” has to be my favorite with their “Oreja” being my second favorite, but I really haven’t had them all yet.

    Tacos are made fresh to order and are served in a delicious corn tortilla. They are brought to your table along with this salsa/onion/cilantro bar. It’s a kind of serving device that has about 4 different types of salsas with different degrees of heat, some red, some green, some like pure liquid, others a bit chunkier. It doesn’t really matter, just go to town on the thing.

    One thing that is important to note, Con Sabor does not have a liquor license. They sell water and soda but if alcohol is what you seek, then be sure to bring your own. And no worries, the owners are totally fine with that and will even provide you with some cups if needed.

    Con Sabor is perfect for lunch, dinner, a ‘late night snack’ or a post ‘oh i drank too much alcohol at that party/club I need something to eat before I pass out from alcohol poisoning’. Whichever you choose, this place is a definite must try!

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    Review from Stan K.

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    Stan K.

    Miami Beach, FL

    5.0 star rating
    9/16/2012
    This is it Miami. The best taco shop in the city. Highly recommend the Maciza con cuerito(pork and skin) – delicious. They’re all simple authentic tacos that will have you thinking your in Mexico.

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    Review from Esteban G.

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    Esteban G.

    Baltimore, MD

    5.0 star rating
    11/9/2012
    One of my favorite restaurants. They have awesome tacos here really good spot if you are visiting Miami.

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    Review from Gaby F.

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    Gaby F.

    Miami, FL

    5.0 star rating
    9/8/2012
    It’s the real deal… orale gueyyyyyyyy

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    Review from German G.

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    German G.

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    5.0 star rating
    7/25/2012
    Hole in the wall, authentic Mexican restaurant. Interesting ingredients in the tacos. I thought my stomach wouldn’t be able to handle it, but it dl

  2. jon G says...

    From: jon G
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    Hey Jeff, Try El Bajareque at 278 NW 36th St in Miami. You’ll love it!!!

  3. jacopo says...

    Grazie per il vostro articolo, mi sembra molto utile, prover senzaltro a sperimentare quanto avete indicato c’ solo una cosa di cui vorrei parlare pi approfonditamente, ho scritto una mail al vostro indirizzo al riguardo.

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