Tacos are our go-to meal and thankfully there is no shortage of spots to enjoy them in our city. Whether you’re looking for casual street food with a hint of SoCal inspiration, or want to sit down and enjoy meticulously constructed and packed shells, there’s a spot calling your name in the Sunshine City.
To help you choose, here are a few of our favorite taco spots in the Burg.
Technically, NuMex isn’t a traditional Mexican restaurant. The food here is focused on New Mexican (like the state) flavors, including a menu of chile centric cuisine. After popular demand, NuMex added tacos, burritos, and quesadillas to their New Mexican menu. The taco choices include carne, ground beef, chicken, tempeh soyrizo, or machaca, topped with lettuce, cabbage, and salsa fresca. AND on Tuesdays, the tacos are $2! Pair their tacos with their new margaritas and you’ll be golden.
If you’re looking for a good deal, it’s hard to top Red Mesa Restaurant’s sangria special on Wednesdays — 50% off pitchers and glasses for all of their sangrias.
Taquitos Mexican wanted to bring the flavors of Cadereyta de Montes, the owner’s birthplace, to the states. Because they are more of a traditional Taco house, Taquitos Mexican specializes in Mexican street food, but also try to combine traditional flavors with more modern takes of Mexican food in the States. We recommend the fish tacos. You can get beer-battered or blackened fish on handmade corn tortillas with traditional diced onion and cilantro on top, or you can add lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and crema.
2991 66th St N, 2701 4th St N, 2663 Central Ave
Casita’s iconic beer and tacos insignia painted above the front entrance has long served as a beacon of bold flavor for residents. Owners Don and Gwen Arvin are beloved figures in the St. Pete community. We encourage you to follow them on Facebook to catch a glimpse of their rotating specials. Previous specials highlights include barbacoa tacos topped with tomato, pickled jalapeño and olive salsa, and fried chickpea tacos topped with shredded lettuce, onions, crema, and cilantro.
Señor Taco delivers a flawless haymaker to our taste buds each and every time we visit. The arroz imperial (Mexican stuffed rice), fried ice cream and handmade tamales are glorious. Their tacos are equally remarkable.
When you visit, we recommend you order the Machete tacos — fried pork mushrooms and onions smothered with melted cheese and served on a flour tortilla topped with salsa verde. If you have room, treat yourself to the el trí — smoked ham, chorizo, bacon, onions, and poblano peppers, all grilled together and topped with melted cheese, cilantro, guac and sour cream on a flour tortilla.
Chile Verde Authentic Mexican Food
What are your favorite taco spots in the Burg? Let us know in the comments below!