This is the second time we have been to Tequila Sunrise, on the SE corner of Ponce de Leon and 8th St. in Coral Gables, and this time we had a coupon for one free entree, but we would have gladly paid the full price for our entire meal.
> The salsa is consistently fresh and just spicy enough, with a nice hint of what one of us thinks is cilantro. The tortilla chips are somehow always hot and never greasy and just light enough and they have perfected the ratio of salsa to chips. And they know when you need more.
> This time, we had an appetizer whose name escapes me, but it was a seafood mixture with shrimp, octopus, squid, and scallops in a spicy red sauce with avocado. It was wonderful. When we had finished scooping out the food, we poured some salsa into the remaining sauce and used that with the chips. Yum.
> Last time, he had the Tacos al Carbon, and he did so again this time. He loved them then and he loved them again. The meat (beef) was tender and carbon-y and all the accompaniments were just right. They make a fine guacamole.
> Last time, I had a burrito, which was a nice burrito, but this time I wanted flautas. These were some pretty amazing flautas. Usually, when I eat flautas, I know that I am going to need to be doing a facial mask the next day to get all that oil off my skin. So I eat half the flautas and I am sad. But *these* flautas were not dripping in oil; they were light, airy flautas filled with delicious chicken. The same magic that made their tortilla chips not heavy and gross made their flautas 100% edible with no epidermal side effects! And they gave me guacamole and chopped tomato and other fun things to make my plate look pretty while I devoured their delicious food. I think I even said, "These are the best flautas I have ever had!"
> We don't drink, so we can't help you there. We were too full for dessert, but one day I will try their flan and get back to you.
> The decor is nice and festive. There's interesting art, especially in the foyer for the bathrooms. There's a man walking around doing the live music thing. There's another man walking around trying to take your picture, I guess so he can sell it to you later. They want you to valet park, but there are lots of spaces on Ponce and the side roads.
I would give Tequila Sunrise 9/10 points. It's the best Mexican we've had in Miami!
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