At this colorful Dunedin institution, vegetarians can veg out on roasted chiles rellenos (cheese-stuffed peppers), enchiladas with vegetables, and a cactus salad that won't prick your tongue but will tickle your taste buds with the tantalizing flavors of tender pieces of cactus, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, lime, and queso fresco (a mild white cheese). The stuffed sapote squash also makes the grade. Tamales, tacos, and tortillas are prepared in dozens of ways. The
place is often crowded, and service can be slow as a result, but there's a reason everyone's eating here.
365 Main St., Dunedin, Florida, 34698, USA
Jan 27, 2003
I spend a week in Tampa every year visiting family, and I always make the drive out to Dunedin to have dinner here. It's my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Tampa area. Casa Tina uses fresh ingredients and it's more authentic and not as heavy as most other Mexican or Tex-Mex places. The fish fajitas are wonderful, the wild mushroom quesadillas even better. During Christmas time they offer a special prix fixe dinner that offers traditional holiday
meals from Mexico. The menu is diverse in its offerings and the food is delicious as well. My only complaint is that since they do not use animal fat or stock in the beans, they tend to be a little dry. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. A wonderful place overall in every aspect.