Posted on November 25, 2018

Taquerias el Mexicano:



Press Release


The co-founders who are behind bringing the legendary Ball & Chain back to life four years ago, Zack Bush, Ben Bush and Bill Fuller, are thrilled to announce their next business venture in Little Havana. Mad Room Hospitality is pleased to officially announce they have acquired ownership of the iconic Calle Ocho Mexican spot, Taquerias el Mexicano. The authentic Mexican restaurant, who first opened its doors in 1985 at 521 SW 8th Street, has been a long-standing landmark on the Ocho. The Bush brothers and Fuller all share the same passion to preserve old concepts (like Ball & Chain) while adding modern twists. “Just like we do with all of our Mad Room Hospitality concepts, we want to keep the venue as authentic as possible--several key employees that have been an integral part of the restaurant for 15-20 years have played a crucial role in ensuring the integrity of this landmark establishment” says co-owner and one of Miami’s leading nightlife veterans, Zack Bush, “from the recipes, to the décor and pricing, we want to keep the identity fully intact. We are proud and honored to carry the Taquerias torch on Calle Ocho”.


Taquerias el Mexicano is a legendary piece of Calle Ocho history having been in operation for over 30 years serving
authentic Mexican fare in a vibrant family-friendly atmosphere. The 2,100 square foot space offers a full-service sit-
down option for diners, features a full bar and craft cocktail menu as well as take-out and delivery available. The food
menu will remain the same--offering traditional Mexican favorites for lunch and dinner including tacos, tortas, burritos,
flautas, enchiladas and fajitas. All tortillas are handmade in-house daily, and the signature mole recipe contains 17
ingredients and is still a house favorite. Breakfast is served daily offering a small variety of dishes such as Huevos
Rancheros and Chilaquiles.