Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mezcal Madness

Tequila and football collide at our favorite new sports bar, La Mexicana


Let's be honest with ourselves: American football fans have nothing on futból's hooligans.

They're louder, won't hesitate to engage in mortal combat, and bankrupt their nations in the name of glory on the pitch. But considering our actual game of football is more violent, with no flops, and doesn't involve nonsense like this, what's their edge?

The new La Mexicana Cantina & Grill in Brickell is betting it's tequila.

Slated to open around the second week of August, this Mexican sports bar will be your new go-to when the Dolphins' pre-season kicks into full gear.

Don't worry, you don't have to wear a scarf. Just park in front of the huge 70-inch flatscreen (one of several massive HDTVs) and spend the pre-game show working through made-to-order guacamole with spicy beer-infused micheladas.

From that point there's no telling what trouble you'll get into, but we're pretty sure it'll have something to do with enchiladas verdes, steak fajitas, and a more than a few of those souped-up Patron bruja drinks we've been hearing about. 

And with a live band ripping it on stage, there's a good chance that every weekend is about to feel a lot like Cinco de Mayo.

Er, we mean the Super Bowl.

La Mexicana Cantina & Grill
1451 S Miami Ave., Brickell
(305) 371-8859

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Street; lot
Scene: Tequila-slamming, guacamole-dipping local sports lovers
Best bets: Micheladas; made-to-order guacamole; enchiladas verdes
Hot seat: In front of a giant 70-inch flatscreen 
Nearby: Tobacco Road; Brickell Irish Pub; Blackbird Ordinary

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