Elle Taco Opens First Florida Location in Dadeland Mall

Dadeland Mall held a ribbon cutting ceremony this past week to celebrate the grand opening of first-to-market restaurant Elle Taco, a Mexican taqueria concept that boasts a diverse menu of organic, authentic and homemade ingredients. During the ceremony, ChamberSouth presented Elle Taco and owner Mike Baccaro with a commemorative Arts Festival posted as an introduction into Miami-Dade County.

“Opening the first Elle Taco in Florida and the second location in the country at Dadeland Mall felt like a natural next step for our family-focused company,” said Mike Baccaro, Founder of Elle Taco. “Our winning combination of honest, fresh Mexican food, budget-friendly pricing and high-quality service is unmatched, and we are thrilled to introduce this concept to Miami and become part of the fabric of this vibrant community.”  

L-R: Charlie Naranjo, Dadeland Mall Security Director; Dailen Rodriguez, Dadeland Mall Director of Marketing; Valerie Beaubrun, Dadeland Mall Manager; Noelle Wurr, Chamber South Operations Director; Mary Scott Russell, Chamber South President; Mike Baccaro, Elle Taco Owner; Samantha Baccaro; Little Elle Baccaro; Stacey Shabtai (Mike's Mother in law); Kristen Cooper (Mike's sister in law); Derrick Stycek, Elle Taco's Culinary Director; Norman Lindo, Dadeland Mall Operations Director.

L-R: Charlie Naranjo, Dadeland Mall Security Director; Dailen Rodriguez, Dadeland Mall Director of Marketing; Valerie Beaubrun, Dadeland Mall Manager; Noelle Wurr, Chamber South Operations Director; Mary Scott Russell, Chamber South President; Mike Baccaro, Elle Taco Owner; Samantha Baccaro; Little Elle Baccaro; Stacey Shabtai (Mike’s Mother in law); Kristen Cooper (Mike’s sister in law); Derrick Stycek, Elle Taco’s Culinary Director; Norman Lindo, Dadeland Mall Operations Director.

Named for the daughter of one of the founders, Elle Taco was born from a love of family and tradition.  Based in Miami by way of New York, this first-to-market eatery will offer Floridians an unparalleled dining experience in a casual and inviting atmosphere that captures the spirit of a family-run, roadside Mexican taqueria.

The Elle Taco experience includes innovative talent behind the scenes. Culinary Director and Michelin-starred Chef Derrick Styczek brings inventive yet traditional dishes to the menu, while Executive Chef Andres Torres and Chef de Cuisine Eloy Balbuena add the heart and soul of authentic, time-honored recipes learned while growing up in Mexico. Their combined experiences conceived a lengthy menu of organic options that includes tacos, starters, sides, dips, salads, Mexican classics, kid’s meals and more. Additionally, the menu offers a robust tequila list, mezcal, cervezas, cocktails and coffee from South Florida’s Panther Coffee.

All Elle Taco products are organic, sustainable, hormone and antibiotic-free and created from locally-sourced ingredients when available. Fresh, never frozen ingredients include farm fresh vegetables and eggs, hormone-free chicken and pork, line-caught fish and ocean-caught shrimp that come together with handmade corn and flour tortillas to create an elevated dining experience.

“With their inventive menu and warm environment, Elle Taco is a perfect addition to the sleek new dining pavilion at Dadeland Mall,” said Dailen Rodriguez, director of Marketing and Business Development. “Our center continues to set itself apart in the Miami market as a first-rate dining and shopping destination with distinctive concepts like Elle Taco, and we are confident that this restaurant will appeal to locals and visitors alike.”

For more information about Elle Taco, please visit www.elletaco.com or follow us on Instagram @elletaco, Twitter @mb_taco, or Facebook @tacosporvida.


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  1. Awesome!

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