The Hungry Black Man Media, (follow us @thehungryblackman), has established an impressive record of visiting 2,533 Black-owned restaurants across the nation over the course of seven years and we are happy that you’re here reading along! In Miami, Florida, a new addition has emerged within the burgeoning national Black taco scene, introducing a noteworthy player to what I affectionately term the “Blackican Food Scene.” Kreative Kravings Food Truck, situated at 8201 Northwest 22nd Ave, Miami, FL, United States, Florida, justified the twenty-minute wait it necessitated to savor their delectable tacos. To provide context, my preferred taco establishment in Miami remains the unparalleled Uptown 66 overseen by Chef Nuno Grullon, a formidable standard to meet. Remarkably, this delightful food truck managed to approach that high watermark with its exceptional Birria tacos.
Birria, a savory meat stew or soup prepared from diverse proteins such as goat, beef, lamb, mutton, or chicken, undergoes marination in an adobo comprising vinegar, dried chiles, garlic, herbs, and spices prior to simmering in a flavorful broth. Originating in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Birria has made a resounding impact in the United States. Now, a local purveyor graces us with these culinary gems every weekend. The tortilla itself exudes flavor, boasting a subtle crispness that cradles the succulent, well-seasoned beef, generously adorned with luscious cheese, infusing each crevice of the taco. This results in an unforgettable culinary experience, momentarily transporting the palate to a realm we fondly refer to as FLAVOR TOWN. Be sure not to overlook the citrusy enhancement provided by a spritz of lime on each taco, which further elevates the already vibrant and rich flavors emanating from the tenderly prepared beef.
While the menu offers a variety of protein options, it is advisable to commence with the beef as a preference. Although the chicken wings are pleasing, they do not elicit the same degree of astonishment as the tacos. A selection of enticing menu items beckoned my exploration, but my arrival, which occurred around 11:00 PM, regrettably led to a missed opportunity. To ensure access to their full range of offerings, arriving before 10:00 PM is advisable, as early crowds tend to assemble. Rumors also suggest a delectable vanilla cake and a seafood salad gracing their menu, mirroring the quality of their tacos. If these items align with the taco’s standard, Kreative Kravings stands as one of Miami’s most cherished culinary hidden gems. For inquiries, kindly contact them at (305) 776-1746.