Burg Bits: Capital Tacos expands, Casita hiring, Taco Crawl downtown

The Burg is delicious, so let’s taco ’bout it. Seriously, this city is replete with exceptional taco joints. You’d think we’d reach a breaking point, but you’d be wrong. Breakfast tacos in the morning, fish tacos for lunch and crispy taquitos for dinner — yea, that’s the life for us.

Capital Tacos to open 2nd St. Pete location

Feasting on delicious tacos is about to get a whole lot easier for residents near the Tyrone Square Mall. That’s because Capital Tacos, the Sunshine State born concept with locations across Florida, is set to open at 6802 22nd Avenue North.

They made a splash in 2018 with their debut at 5226 4th Street North. What are our go to items here?

The Big Kahuna. We have a penchant for fried fish, especially when it’s paired with Carolina gold salsa. The taco is stuffed with street corn, mango, pickled onion, dirty spice, lime wedge and cilantro.

The grilled Federale taco is nothing to scoff at. It’s tiger shrimp tossed in Texican BBQ sauce, with bacon, cilantro, spicy slaw, guacamole, toasted sesame seeds, and chipotle BBQ sauce.

An opening timeline is still TBD. Follow Captial Tacos on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Casita Taqueria hiring for new location

Have you heard? Casita Taqueria is opening a THIRD location in the Burg at 2991 66th Street North.

The new restaurant should be open within the next few weeks. Casita owners posted on Facebook earlier this week that they’re currently hiring for front and back of house.

Those interested in a new gig can email contact@casitatacos.com for further details.

Taco and Margarita Crawl coming downtown

That’s right, a taco crawl is coming to the Burg this spring. The event is put together by The Taco Crawl and Bar Crawl, USA.

The fun takes place on Saturday, April 6 from noon-6pm. Early bird tickets are $20, and VIP tickets range from $37-$40. Tickets go on sale February 1.

What does your ticket include?

  • 4 Tacos
  • Taco Crawl Signature Koozie
  • Exclusive drink specials at every stop (Margs, Beer, and Tequila)
  • The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map
  • Professional photographer on site
  • Exclusive party stops to dance off the tacos & margaritas

Currently participating restaurants include Thirsty First, MacDinton’s, Yard of Ale, The Landing and Pelican Pub. More restaurants are set to be announced.

You can learn more about the event by visiting its Facebook event page.

 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me