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$ Tampa Mexican

It's a Mexican joint with a simple name in a less-than-magnificent location, but that matters not to anyone who's ever eaten to this legendary late-night establishment. Its popularity has turned what was little more than a food truck into a small local chain. You have a long list of meat, seafood, and vegetarian/vegan options, which employees will stuff into the casing of your choice—or put on a bed of fresh greens. Don't let the low-key nature of this establishment fool you—the menu features diverse offerings, with butternut-squash tostadas and grilled shrimp tacos among the quesadillas and carne asada. There is also a downtown Tampa location (505 Franklin St.) as well as one in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District (2324 Central Ave.).

Mexican Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

913 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, Florida  33604, USA

813-232–5889

Known For:
  • Chicken burrito preñado
  • Butternut squash tostadas
  • Vegetarian protein options like tofu, tempeh, portabello mushrooms, vegan cheese

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