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From the creators of the internationally known brand Sugar Factory, Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar is the company’s newest concept with its first location on Miami Beach’s bustling Ocean Drive. Serving the largest selection of frozen cocktails in South Beach, Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar serves classic Mexican fare in an upbeat, causal setting. Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar encourages guests to celebrate and unwind as its cuisine and libations takes them on a journey to Mexico. “With the global success of the Sugar Factory brand, we wanted to introduce another concept that would have similar appeal,” says Bryan O’Shields, Regional Director of Sugar Factory and Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar. “Whether young or old, a tourist or local, a fun Mexican taqueria appeals to all types of guests.” Boasting a 2,500 square-foot indoor and outdoor space, Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar projects an energetic, easy-going atmosphere through rustic Mexican-style furniture and Calaveras accents. The 100-seat indoor space is filled with colorful wooden booths, each displaying a unique, airbrushed design, and vibrant wall murals.
Continuing the design onto the 50-seat outdoor patio, guests can choose to sit underneath the yellow umbrellas at one of the wooden tables surrounded by eclectic hand-painted chairs. Regional Executive Chef Keith Levesque brings more than eight years of culinary experience to Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar to provide guests with a contemporary American twist on Mexican cuisine to compliment the lively décor. Guests can choose from various Mexican favorites including the Nacho Platter layered tortilla chips with refried beans, Monterey jack cheese, cotija, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole; Southwest Skirt Steak Tacos grilled steak, cabbage, onions, cilantro and chipotle cream served on corn tortillas; and Grilled Gulf Shrimp Fajitas fajitas style vegetables, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, refried beans and rice served with flour tortillas. In addition to the classics, guests can order specialty dishes such as the Mexican Pizza crispy Flour tortillas, refried beans, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, house cheese blend and chili spiced tomato sauce. Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar has a full-service bar offering an extensive cocktail menu including 40 different types of frozen drinks made from fresh ingredients daily. Popular frozen cocktails including the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita, jalapeño infused tequila with fresh cucumber and Mango Picante Mojito, mango infused rum mixed with handmade mango picante glaze. For guests interested in enjoying the traditional Mexican spirit, Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar also offers more than 30 types of tequila including Casamigos Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.
Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar
located at 1144 Ocean Drive in South Beach at Hotel Victor. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner from noon to midnight. Appetizers and salads range from $6 to $16. Entrees and larger dishes range from $13 to $24. Happy Hour specials are offered all day and include 99¢ tacos with a purchase of a drink or two 36 oz. cocktails for $40.