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Talavera Cocina Mexicana recognizes the cultural significance of this dish, adding its own exotic touch to their little corner of Boulevard Ponce De Leon by making it into a soup.

At first glance, the iguana might not seem like the most delicious dinner, but it looks absolutely mouthwatering and its partner ingredients deliver that traditional Mexican flavor.

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Their aphrodisiac dish is called Iguana Pozole, with pozole being an authentic traditional Mexican soup. The rich stew features green iguana, seasoned with a combination of poblano peppers, jalapenos for a little spice, and tomatillo – topped with lime and tortilla chips.

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This exotic combo will take you on a little trip to Mexico without ever leaving the Sunshine State. Talavera Cocina Mexicana will now offer this new dish every Thursday on its lunch and dinner menus.

But this unique new menu item isn’t the only treat you can get on your plate. You can also get octopus alongside other traditional Mexican dishes such as empanadas, tacos, and freshly grilled meats that will satisfy your savory cravings.

Of course, they also have drinks. We just might make it our new Mexican spot and sideline with best friends.

Whether you decide to try the new dish or go overboard with all the Mexican bites, this is one restaurant you’ll want to check out. They were voted Best Mexican Restaurant by the Miami New Times in 2010 and feature a cool, inviting space with gorgeous pops of color.

We’re already hungry! Below is an overview of Talavera Cocina Mexicana.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Authentic Mexican cuisine with exotic touches. You can also get delicacies like octopus and now iguana here.

Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Hours: Monday Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.On Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Why you need to go: Treat yourself to some deliciously unique bites, including octopus and now iguana! If you’re a little more tame with your food selection, they have delicious tacos and meats, including carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, and more – they even have vegetarian options!

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