Taco Mix is one of those places that’s hidden in plain sight. You may have driven by it on the north side of Bonita Beach Road, about a mile west of US41 numerous times, and its existence just didn’t register…until now. It's across the street from A Table Apart. It’s said to have the best Cuban sandwich in SW Florida. I’ll check that out on another visit.
Walk in (closed on Mondays) anytime, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This family spot is run by a friendly group. Lots of families come in as regular customers. Affable Daniel Hernandez will greet you, let you look at the large print menus over head for while, and take your order. Chef /owner Yadid Caceres works his magic on the grill.
Daniel Hernandez and Yadid Caceres
Daniel Takes Your Order
A Taco Ardiente stand was originally here from 3-10 years ago, manned by Daniel Hernandez. He bought it 3 years ago from Taco Ardiente, ramped up the authentic Mexican quality, and added Cuban fare. He and now primary owner/son in law/ chef Yadid Caceres have been delighting regulars with their very tasty, rich cuisines of Mexico, Cuba, and some Tex-Mex.
Kick back and order 3 Mexican kitchen tacos; that is, have three different meats, separately in wonderfully soft corn tortillas, and a bottle of Mexican beer-all for under $10. The bottled cold Mexican beers are $2.75 and domestic beers are $2.
Still Life with Burrito and Hot Sauce
I complimented Daniel on the tortillas and breads. They bake them on premises from scratch, as they do about 98% of everything in the restaurant, even the little vials of hot sauce. The hard taco shells are good enough to eat on their own. They are better than any I’ve ever had, crisp, and with a hearty unique flavor that makes it hard to just have one.
Delicious Hard Shell Taco Shell
4288 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 498-9117, Tuesday –Sunday.