Tacontento: Mango Salsa, Strawberry Sauce, and Many Meats

Categories: Favorite Dishes
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John Zur
Festive decor with multi-colored pinatas overhead and bright pink and yellow walls draw you into Tacontento. And before you know it, you're seated at a lime green table sipping a cool, refreshing glass of horchata ($4). Scanning the menu, your eye is drawn to the guacamole ($9), which comes chunky with mild flavors that don't distract your palate from the avocado. It is topped with diced tomatoes and cilantro. The tortilla chips are thick, not greasy, and come unsalted. Is it worth $9? Probably not. Chips and guac should be half the price.

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John Zur
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The signature dish is the tacontento ($29). It's suggested for two to three people, it could even be shared amongst four if you're ordering an appetizer or two. The large platter is comprised of grilled meats -- chicken, chorizo, steak, pork loin, and tacos al pastor. The meats bleed into one another because of the way they're arranged, so if you're particular about your meats touching, speak up. Sauteed scallions, flautas, Mexican cheese fondue, cheese quesadillas, spring onions, and guacamole also accompany the meats. The flautas are delicious. Stir the fondue. The quesadillas are so-so; floppy and bland. Warm corn tortillas are served in a separate basket. You're making your own tacos, so get creative and don't be afraid to apply the fondue, a scallion, and multiple salsas generously. The idea is noble and the meats and tortillas are delicious. For two, $29 is still a bit steep to split considering it is Mexican food.

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John Zur
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While small ramekins of a medley of salsas/chiles are brought to the table and replenished without question, we tried the detrimentally hot habanero and mango salsa. It starts off sweet, as you roll the taste of mango along your tongue, and then the spice sets your mouth on fire. Everything in moderation is the suggestion here.

We finished our meal with a sweet chimichanga ($6 for one, $10 for two). It was a homemade crispy sweet tortilla filled with sweet cheeses and topped with strawberry sauce. The sauce was watery and the sweet cheeses oozed out and all over the plate. Not the greatest dessert.

Tacontento
715 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach
305-673-1552

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Tacontento - CLOSED

715 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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