MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Welcome to Coyo Taco Brickell, the second location to the popular taqueria of the same name in Wynwood.
“We have all sorts of meats and we’re getting ready for a big lunch rush here on Brickell which is really busy, so that’s why we are all stacked up and ready to go,” said Scott Linquist, Executive Chef, and Co-owner of Coyo Taco.
Chef Linquist mans the menu and food preparation back in the kitchen, while his two business partners deal with the front-end.
“We saw that a lot of our guests were coming from Brickell and a lot of our demographic was traveling from here to Wynwood so it seemed like the right next step,” said business partner Sven Vogtland.
Opened just a few months ago, Coyo is all about serving up the best Mexican street food fast.
“It’s really quick service Mexican food. We take our time selecting our products and we’re not an average fast food restaurant. I think we use better products than most places do,” Vogtland said.
Everything is made fresh on premises such as the hand pressed corn tortillas.
“We make them all by hand. We grind them with the corn and we have a few flour as well,” said Vogtland.CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo’s favorite guacamole and chips .
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo’s tried her favorite guacamole and chips.
“It has great consistency on this guacamole. It has a lot of chunks in it which I love, and flavor and it’s smooth at the same time,” described Petrillo after tasting it.
Back in the kitchen, Chef Scott was busy creating his taco art and a sandwich called Torta Milanesa, which is a crispy breaded chicken breast with ham, avocado veggies. It’s huge.
“If you’re hungry, this sandwich is what you want. It’s so fully loaded I can barely hold it in my hands, but it also has tons of flavor and it packs a huge punch,” Petrillo said.
Next, a crispy octopus taco with aji Amarillo aioli.
“I love really fresh octopus. There’s a nice sear on this Mediterranean octopus. Then there’s a crunch with the vegetables, then the aioli sauce gives it a kick as well,” Petrillo said.
A unique item to Coyo Taco is their “Carnitas De Pato.” It’s a duck confit taco.
“This is really something special I’ve never heard of – duck in a taco- but it’s sitting in those fats of duck and spices that give it a kick and then it has a smoothness with sauce on top,” Petrillo said.
Finally, Petrillo tried their Yucatan Style roasted pork tacos with habanero roasted onions.
“I’ve never been to the Yucatan, but I’m assuming when you go there this is the taco you want,” Petrillo joked.
Coyo Taco is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. Click here for more info.