When a Weeknight is a Drag. Show, That Is
On a recent Tuesday night we found ourselves wondering if we weren’t in Las Vegas instead of Coral Gables. There, in the “speakeasy” backroom bar of Coyo Taco on Giralda Plaza, we watched Coyo Drag Show Night unfold. Yes, Gabelites, every Tuesday beginning at 9 pm, our local taco shop features individual performances from drag queens, a DJ and a live singer. And lest we forget, $5 and $10 drink specials.
Throughout the rotationof the drag performances and the singer’s renditions of “I Will Survive’’ by Gloria Gaynor and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, curious diners kept trickling in. Some walked in during the strip tease performance and shortly walked out, having not mentally prepared for that. Some stuck around to liven up their weeknight watching drag queens jump and land into splits. The show concluded just before midnight with our Drag Night host Jah’Syra, strutting on the dance floor to Ashley Tisdale’s “He Said She Said,” which had the millennial Disney Channel fanatics in the audience up and dancing.
Although Jah’Syra was a fabulous host, Drag Night is typically hosted by award winning drag queen and singer Karla Croqueta. Expect to see her next time you go, along with some burlesque and pole dancing acts, so leave the kids at home.