Let’s TACO about the best tacos in Tampa Bay! We’ve curated a list of our favorite restaurants to order tacos. Keep reading to see if your favorite is featured and maybe discover a new place to check out on Taco Tuesday (or sooner, we’re not judging!)
Inspired by Oaxacan traditions and fresh Pacific ingredients, Mekenita Cantina is a must visit in the heart of Seminole Heights. Our favorites are the chili garlic rubbed smoked pork taco and the grilled chipotle tiger shrimp taco.
📍Location: 6707 North Florida Ave, Tampa, FL
Red Mesa Mercado
Red Mesa Mercado brings to St. Pete the urban drive-by style unique to the streets of Southern California and Mexico. This casual dining experience is perfect to enjoy between brewery hopping in St. Pete. Red Mesa Mercado has plenty of tacos to choose from with specialty tacos, street style tacos, and more!
📍Location: 1100 1st Ave. N, St. Pete, FL
Taco Dirty adds a healthy twist to your Mexican favorites! Their menu is completely customizable which means you can create your perfect taco. Taco Dirty has any vegan friendly options too. The fried buffalo avocado broccoli is a must try!
📍Location: 2221 W Platt St., Tampa, FL
Loli's Mexican Cravings
Loli’s Mexican Cravings will surely satisfy any cravings you have! They offer all the authentic Mexican classics like carnitas, chorizo, pastor, and more. If you haven’t already, definitely add Loli’s to your list to try!
📍Three locations in Tampa, FL
With their bold flavors and fresh ingredients, Casita Taqueria is a must visit in St. Pete. We love their brussel sprout taco, featured here, topped with cabbage, pico de gallo, cotija, and chipotle mayo. Casita Taqueria also has a great selections of ice cold cervezas to accompany your tacos!
📍Three locations in St. Petersburg, FL
Shaker and Peel
Shaker and Peel is reinventing tacos with their idea that tacos don’t have to be associated with Tex-Mex cuisine. Their menu includes unique taco combinations like the kobe cheeseburger, flower power, and short rib tacos. We love ordering the manchego queso and salsa trio to start off the night!
📍Location: 3159 Curlew Road Oldsmar, FL
Capital Tacos slogan is “Tacos Done Right” and we couldn’t agree more! Their extensive menu of tacos includes the classics and many specialty tacos. We love trying their taco of the month too! Capital Tacos definitely earned their spot as one of the best tacos in Tampa Bay.
📍Locations in Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, New Port Richey, and St. Petersburg
Red Mesa Cantina
With Mexican cuisine at the heart, Red Mesa Catina blends Latin and Caribbean kitchen traditions to create a menu that delivers bold, fresh flavors. The elaborate fountain with courtyard dining makes Red Mesa Cantina an ideal date night with your significant other or a fun brunch spot with your crew. Tacos for brunch? Yes, you read that correctly!
📍Locations: 128 3rd St. S, St. Pete, FL