June 26, 2024

Pilo’s Tequila Garden Events and Updates

When it comes to authentic, mouthwatering Mexican flavors in Miami, it doesn’t take long for local foodies to think of Pilo’s Tequila Garden and Pilo’s Street Tacos. From tacos and tostadas to quesadillas and burritos, these two staples of Miami’s vibrant culinary scene serve up some of Magic City’s tastiest bites.

As the leader in Miami food and culture tours, it’s fair to say we’re local food enthusiasts too! That’s why Pilo’s is always on our radar. We want to keep all flavor chasers up to date on the latest events, updates, and special offers across Miami, and in this blog, we focus on Pilo’s.

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About Pilo’s Tequila Garden, Miami

We can’t talk about Pilo’s Tequila Garden without mentioning Pilo’s Street Tacos. Opened in 2017 and located in the heart of the Brickell neighborhood, Pilo’s Street Tacos has a quick-service restaurant concept that revolves around authentic, bold flavors and an inclusive environment.

Following the success of Pilo’s Street Tacos, Pilo’s Tequila Garden opened its doors in 2020. Housed in a 5,000 sq ft. indoor/outdoor space decorated with visually stunning murals and art, Pilo’s Tequila Garden has expanded on its predecessor's menu. And as you’ve probably already guessed, it has one of Miami’s largest collections of tequila, alongside specialty cocktails and Frozaritas.

Located amidst the buzz of Wynwood, Pilo’s Tequila Garden reinvents the fast-casual feel of its sister restaurant while offering a totally unique drinking and upscale party experience.

Ready to visit? You can find Pilo’s Tequila Garden in Wynwood at 58 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. The original Pilo’s Street Tacos in Brickell is at 28 SW 11th St, Miami, FL 33130.

Where to Sip the Best Margaritas in Miami; Pilo’s Tequila Garden
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Chef’s Table Experience at Pilo’s Tequila Garden in Miami

Chef of Miami’s best and most well-known Mexican restaurant concept and tequila garden — Pilo’s Street Tacos and Pilo’s Tequila Garden — Erick Lopez, is hosting a second exclusive Chef’s Table Dining Experience on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Miami’s only tequila garden! 

Six tickets will be available to the public to be a part of this dining experience. Each ticket will be $90 and includes six elevated tacos and tequila. The event runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Erick Lopez, the executive chef of Pilo’s, has curated a special taco menu that pairs perfectly with each Frozaritas on tap. This menu will consist of:

  • Lobster Acapulco: Half Florida Lobster, Pineapple, Chipotle Mayo, Crispy Serrano Chips, and Blue Corn Tortillas.
  • Tacos de Canasta: Sous-Vide Pork Carnitas, Caramelized Onion, Cilantro, Mexican Spices and Herbs Oil, and Corn Tortillas.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Banana Ketchup and Shallot Reduction, Sesame Seeds, Watermelon Radish, Orange, Avocado Slaw, and Blue Corn Tortillas.
  • Herb Spiced Chicken: Ajipanka, Lime Reduction, Arugula, Caper Berry, and Remoulade.
  • Leek Wrapped Cod: Cod, Crispy Yuca Scales, Spicy Burre Blanc, and Blue Corn Tortillas.
  • Blacken Red Jumbo Shrimp: Roasted Poblano Tomatillo, Escabeche, Crispy Capers, and Blue Corn Tortillas.

When creating this special menu, Chef Lopez was inspired by growing up in Colombia and authentic Mexican street food. Combining the two was his way of blending cultures, all while keeping Mexico as his main inspiration.

“Our first chef’s table dining experience was a huge success!” said Chef Erick. “Friends, family, and even new patrons came out to support me at what I love doing the most — and that’s cooking. If it’s one thing that can bring everyone together, it’s their love for our authentic Mexican food, which I have in common with them too.”

Are you planning to explore the art scene as well as the food scene in Miami on your visit? Be sure to read our Art Lover’s Guide to Miami to start planning your experiences.

Pilo’s Street Taco—A Fast-Casual, Authentic Street Tacos Concept in Brickell
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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Miami at Pilo’s Tequila Garden

There's something about Labor Day weekend — we aren't ready to let go of summer just yet! But you can ease out of summer and get ready to say goodbye to the season at Pilo's Tequila Garden this weekend. 

Power by 105.1 and DJ Spinking will be taking over the Garden on Friday, September 2nd. The party officially starts on Saturday, September 3rd with tunes from DJ Camilo for Casa Del Perreo. Sunday is when it's okay to say that #BrunchMadeMeDoIt during Miami's biggest day party — it starts at 3 pm and runs through to 10 pm with $25 unlimited mimosas until 6 pm! Close out the Labor Day weekend party with O.T Genesis on Monday. 

Clear your calendar and party in the only tequila garden in the world this weekend!

If you’re not in town over the Labor Day weekend and are wondering when to plan your trip, check out our blog What is the Best Time to Visit Miami, Florida? when you have finished here.

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Trick-or-Treat Party in Miami for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 11 am to 2 pm, GiGi's Playhouse and Pilo's Tequila Garden are hosting a Trick-or-Treat Party, so make sure you save the date! There will be candy, music, fun, and so much to enjoy — and of course, guests are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes!

The entry fee for parents is $21 and kids are free! All proceeds benefit GiGi's Playhouse.

GiGi’s Playhouse Miami has a mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome, sending a global message of acceptance for all. They change lives by delivering free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community through a replicable Playhouse model.

Some of the many free, life-changing programs GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers offer are one-on-one literacy and math tutoring, speech therapy, fitness classes, and career training.

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Employing Individuals with Special Abilities

The Pilo’s brand is one of the largest employers for individuals with “special abilities” in the hospitality sector. It works closely with local and national organizations to source the best talent and heart to join their family. 

People with “special abilities” make up the largest minority in the US, so Pilo’s wants to shatter the disability employment gap. They have committed to having at least 20 percent of the staff hired at the restaurant be individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — which Pilo’s calls “special abilities.” 

Working alongside GiGi’s Playhouse, Best Buddies, and Our Pride Academy to employ these individuals, Pilo’s hopes to help other Miami residents just like them “achieve their dreams, increase their independence, and provide companionship.” Their ultimate goal is to be the biggest employer of adults with special abilities in the country.

About GiGi’s Playhouse

GiGi’s Playhouse is the only international network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers providing free life-changing therapeutic and educational programs for all ages. GiGi’s Playhouse started in 2003 when GiGi was only one year old. Today, they have 55 locations across the U.S. and Mexico and serve families in more than 82 different countries! 

With worldwide demand to open over 200 locations, GiGi’s Playhouse is on a mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. During the COVID-19 pandemic their virtual education platform, GiGi’s At Home, allowed them to continue their commitment to offering free programming to families both LIVE and On Demand.

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