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Best Restaurants in Clearwater for Taco Lovers

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There is no stronger craving than a taco craving!  We understand your pain, so we’ve put together some of the best taco restaurants in Clearwater.  The advantage of being seaside is having the freshest seafood in Tampa Bay supplied to the restaurants in Clearwater, so you’ll get the best fish tacos around!

Check out our master guide on the best taco restaurants in Clearwater, then let us know which you want to visit first!

Frenchy's

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill isn’t just for their signature grouper sandwiches!  This Clearwater restaurant is a cult classic, frequently visited by tourists and locals.  Their open air atmosphere is full of colorful beach furniture, with plenty of coverage to shield you from incoming showers.  

Next time you’re looking for a unique Taco Tuesday, make your way to Frenchy’s!  Their yummy seafood tacos are the best in the Bay.  We love their classic Rockaway Fish Tacos with fresh grilled fish!

Sunday – Thursday | 11AM–11PM
Friday – Saturday | 11AM–12AM

📍 7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767

Pearly's Beach Eats

Get the beach vibes without the pesky sand!  Pearly’s Beach Eats is a popular restaurant amongst the Clearwater locals, known for their outdoor patio inspired by the beach.  Their space is beautifully decorated with funky colored patio furniture and overhanging palm trees.  While relaxing in the shade, enjoy some of their delicious taco creations.  Mix and match their delicious Volcano shrimp tacos, black bean patty tacos, and more!  Each of their dishes uses fresh and tropical flavors, it’ll be hard to choose which to order first!

Sunday – Thursday | 11:30AM–8PM
Friday – Saturday | 11:30AM–9PM

📍45 Papaya St, Clearwater, FL 33767

Marina Cantina

Nothing goes along better with a meal than a waterfront view!  Marina Cantina is a gorgeous rooftop bar and restaurant, serving up a huge selection of Mexican eats and even more tequila choices.  This tequila bar is a great option for you if you’re looking for a fun night out for Taco Tuesday!  

We recommend that you order a variety of tacos for the table to share.  Their pulled pork tacos are delicious, with salsa verde and queso fresco!

Sunday | 11AM–9PM
Monday – Thursday | 4–9PM
Friday | 4–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Badfins

Don’t want to get all dressed up for tacos?  This casual taco spot will offer you the best of both worlds – yummy tacos and tap brews!  Their outdoor patio is super refreshing, right near Clearwater Beach.  Check out their website for details on events and local live music acts!  It’s the perfect way to close out a day on the beach or for a meal before a night on the town.  We love their Surf N’ Turf tacos plate, with both beef barbacoa and blackened shrimp tacos!  

Sunday – Thursday | 12–9PM
Friday – Saturday | 12–10PM
Saturday | 12–10PM

📍215 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Salty's Island Bar and Grille

If you love beachy spots, then Salty’s Island Bar and Grille is soon to be your favorite spot in Tampa Bay!  This double decker spot is full of beach shack inspired patio furniture with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the breeze.  Enjoy some of their signature tacos on their top deck and a strong frozen cocktail, what could be better?  You need to check out their avocado taco, with crispy fried avocado and a tangy cilantro aioli!

Sunday – Thursday | 8:30AM–12AM
Friday – Saturday | 8:30AM–1AM

📍437 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Bait House

Calling all seafood lovers!  Get the freshest seafood tacos at Bait House, a dockside shack with the best local seafood turned into elevated eats.  Don’t be turned away by their casual atmosphere!  This spot has some of the best food on the beach, all packed together in a bite sized restaurant.  Check out their Island Fish Tacos, stuffed with the Catch of the Day!   Served with black beans, you’ll be stuffed for the rest of the day.

Daily | 11:30AM–10PM

📍45 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Rumba's

Rumba’s Island Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to take your family for a meal.  Their Jamaican flavors and specials are the perfect way to spend some time together.  We love their island inspired atmosphere, complete with a tiki bar and live music!  Their fish tacos are an absolute hit with the locals, one of the staff’s favorites on the menu!  Order them alongside their signature Mai Tai and you’ll be set for an amazingly tropical meal.  

Sunday – Thursday | 11:30AM–10PM
Friday – Saturday | 11:30AM–11PM

📍1800 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765

Spotted Donkey Cantina

As a chic but comfortable neighborhood spot, Spotted Donkey Cantina is one of our favorites for their warm atmosphere and spicy salsa.  Their mouthwatering entrees are the perfect way to satisfy any Mexican food craving – great for casual dates or weeknight meals!

You need to check out their El Burro Pinto Tacos, enough to keep you full and have some leftover to take home!  You get four tacos with a filling of your choice, served with plenty sides and fixings.  To wash it all down, you need to try their Loaded Bloody Mary – topped with bacon, celery, and a fried jalapeño! 

Sunday | 12–9PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Thursday | 4–9PM
Friday – Saturday | 12–10PM

📍300-416 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767

La Cabaña Del Tio

Some of the best food can be found at a hidden, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, and La Cabana Del Tio is no exception!  This cafeteria style shop serves up your favorite Latin and Mexican dishes with no nonsense.  This is one of our favorite spots to pick up food during lunch or for a late night taco craving!  There are only three tables available at this Mexican restaurant, so get here quick!  Check out their traditional style tacos with different fillings – including carnitas, steak, chicken, and pork chicharron! 

Daily | 4AM–9PM

📍 1709 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755

Hacienda Corralejo Mexican Kitchen

Hacienda Corralejo is a crowd favorite amongst the Mexican food connoisseurs in Clearwater.  Their decoration is well put together and modern, giving you the feel of a full service restaurant unlike more casual food counters.  On their menu, you’ll see all of your favorites like enchiladas, sizzling fajitas, and more!  But our favorite on the menu has to be their Tacos Al Pastor, filled to the brim with marinated pulled pork with pineapple.  Served alongside is their bottomless chips and salsa, but make sure you have room for your meal!

Sunday – Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday – Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍1238 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755

Best Restaurants in Clearwater to Cure Your Taco Craving

Excited about exploring different taco restaurants in Clearwater? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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