Plomo’s Serves Up Authentic Tacos


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Plomo’s “Day of the Dead” Mexican skulls ties in with their traditional yet inviting atmosphere.

Located on 230 Miracle Mile is a small Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Owned by Eleftherios Kraounakis, who moved to Miami from Greece to start a restaurant business. Open seven days a week, Plomo’s Taco Bar, or Plomo’s for short, is a hot spot for food and good hospitality.

Established just three months ago, Plomo’s stands as a popular spot among the Mile. When walking in, the aroma of fresh spices like cumin and oregano flood the senses. Upon arrival, the restaurant front is open with an overarching ceiling decorated with flowers. Underneath the flamboyant balcony, the rustic wooden floors and tables are placed strategically on the outer edges of the restaurant. Inside, Plomo’s clever lighting balances out the traditional Day of the Dead Mexican skulls that cover the walls.

After complementary chips and salsa, the entreés, mostly tacos, are the real stars of the show. Plomo’s most popular dish is “El Guero,” which is a soft shell taco filled with beer battered shrimp, creamy chipotle aioli and pickled onions topped with spicy chipotle sauce, for $4.25. Another house favorite is “El Torito,” also for $4.25, a soft shell beef taco with sliced skirt steak, caramelized onions and roasted cherry tomatoes garnished with cilantro. The restaurant also offers entrees to share, the “Quico,” which has braised pork, salsa verde and rice mixed with radishes, $23.

The menu offers three delectable desserts, from churros and flan to arroz con leche. The crunchy churro can be topped with either cajeta, a caramel sauce, or creamy nutella for $9. Both the arroz con leche and the flan are sold for $7.

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Plomo’s restaurant and bar serves authentic Mexican tacos, such as “El Guerro” and “El Torito.”

“I’m here to make sure the customers have a good time [and] make sure they come out of here with a full belly,” server Gabriel Villafana said.

On Taco Tuesdays, every item on the menu is a bargain. Each taco’s price is brought down to $3. Along with a diverse selection of tacos, Plomo’s offers live music with an in-house DJ from 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The food along with the atmosphere helps make every meal delicious.

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., which is extremely appropriate for Miamians in Coral Gables looking for Mexican food in the afternoon.

Kraounakis also owns two other restaurants on the street, Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar and Copper 29 Bar. Kraounakis thought the Mile was a prime location for a restaurant dedicated to tacos.

Being the first spot on Miracle Mile to be solely devoted to tacos, Plomo’s is ready to provide the Mexican food experience anyone will be satisfied with. The local crowd at the restaurant adds a lively vibe to the restaurant, putting everyone in a good mood and leaving them wanting more.

“Plomo’s is a great place to go if you’re looking to hang out and eat good food after school,” junior Oliver Intriago said.