Opening of a Mexican restaurant at the Generator hotel in Miami Beach
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, who are 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 area aimed at showcasing what owners consider the most important part of Mexican culture: corn. The tortillas will be made in-house from corn sourced from family farms in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Part of the restaurant’s profits, the owners said, will go to the farmers.
âWe couldn’t think of any better home as we continue to expand the Hoja concept to different neighborhoods and markets,â Bar Lab founders Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi said in a press release. âThe 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 an extensive cocktail list, curated by mixologist Christine Wiseman, who was part of a team that recently won the Best Bar Team award. American at Tales of the Cocktail and also manager. at the Broken Shaker site in Los Angeles. Expect exotic libations like the intriguing Banana Mole Colada. Corn is also showing up here, in a cocktail called Corn Porn.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Hoja Taqueria to the Generator family,” said Alastair Thomann, CEO 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 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday for now; will open seven days a week in November