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The MexZican Gourmet: Simply Authentic

by Amanda La Gringa
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Authentic Mexican Cuisine Arrives In Miami!

After living in Mexico on and off for several years, I’ve had my fair share of comida mexicana, but I just can’t seem to get enough! Since moving to Miami, a city known for its Cuban as well as Caribbean cuisine, I’ve been on a mission to find some really good, authentic Mexican food in the 305. After taste testing at the MexZican Gourmet last week in South Miami, I’m feliz to share with our readers that I found it!

So, this is the part where I get to brag about the rico food that I consumed during my visit to  The MexZican Gourmet! I’ve narrowed it down to four great aspects that stood out during my meal:

Salsa Chips

The Salsa- just right!

While you might be surprised to hear that I’m very picky about my spice. I know what you’re thinking, “oh, gringa, you just can’t handle the heat”. Nope. The opposite. I like things spicy and I couldn’t get enough of their salsa roja which isn’t your ordinary salsa. Here, they make it with chile de arbol which results in the just the right amount of spice and rich flavor.


Flautas- perfect combo of crispy y moist!

Besides the level of spice in my food, I also tend to be just a little picky about my deep fried foods (Hey! I’m from the South, after all). If its fried, it should be just that, fried! Luckily the flautas passed my test and were wonderfully crispy! Added bonus, the chicken, cooked with limon, was delicious and just moist enough inside the fried tortilla.


Hello there, horchata!

Everything here is clearly made fresh daily, and you will definitely take note of this with their version of this traditional agua fresca! You will not find any instant horchata mixes aquí!


Enchiladas de pollo? Yes, por favor!

I personally think one of the secrets to a great enchilada is the tortilla, and the ones used at The MexZican are hand-made locally! They’re super fresh (obviously a huge plus in my mind!), not too heavy and work well with lots of different dishes. Also if you are like me and prefer your enchiladas to have an extra kick, they have tomatillo sauce on the table already, so you can add spice to your liking!

Gracias a Chef Zé Carlos Jiménez for inviting us to sample the authentic cuisine at The MexZican Gourmet!

Be sure to drop by their restaurant at 5904 S. Dixie Hwy in South Miami or catch their food truck around town! In the meantime: Like them on Facebook, or Follow on Twitter!

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