Where to Get Tacos in Tampa Bay

Tacos are such a universally-loved food that a day of the week has even been dedicated to this classic dish, but you don’t have to wait for taco Tuesday to get yourself some of the best tacos in Tampa Bay because these amazing taco spots are slinging delicious tortillas full of love all day, everyday!

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There’s nothing better than feeling the satisfying crunch of biting into a tasty hard-shell tortilla taco except, maybe, the soft and fluffy sensation of a delicious soft-shell tortilla taco, but it depends on who you ask. As for us, we can never seem to decide, so we order them all. When you’re in the mood for tacos and can’t decide where to go, all you have to do is follow this guide below and you’ll be certain to find something that satisfies all of your cravings for anything taco-related.

Xtreme Tacos

5609 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: 813-304-2639

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First on our list of the best tacos in Tampa is Xtreme Tacos located on the corner of East Powhatan Avenue and North Nebraska Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, so if you’re ever nearby, definitely stop in. They have hard, crunchy tacos, soft tortilla tacos, and much more on their enormous menu here at Xtreme.  Our favorite are their incredible Xtreme tacos that come with your choice of meat, cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, and crema. 

TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill

7521 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: 813-989-2080
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Up next is a place called TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill and they have some of Tampa Bay’s best tacos, in our opinion.  TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill is located on the corner of Oakland Drive and North 56th Street in Northeast Tampa, just south of Temple Terrace and they serve up some extremely delicious Mexican food, especially their tacos.  Are favorite is one of their daily specials where you can order two tacos with a side of rice and beans for only $7.99!

Rocky’s Tacos 

1201 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Phone: 813-374-5324

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Right on the corner of West McKay Avenue and West Hillsborough Avenue, you’ll find one of our favorite places to go for the best tacos in Tampa, Rocky’s Tacos. Everyone knows that sometimes the best food comes from food trucks, and tacos are no exception to this. Rocky’s Tacos is perfect for a quick bite of some delicious Mexican cuisine to enjoy out in the beautiful Florida sunshine.

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Green Lemon

915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-868-5463
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You can find Green Lemon over off of South Howard Avenue in the Historic Hyde Park North neighborhood of South Tampa, and once you visit, you’ll see why it’s a SoHo favorite for some of Tampa’s best tacos.  We love their authentic Mexican street tacos here at Green Lemon the most because they come on freshly-made corn or flour tortillas, both soft and hard, with a huge list of delicious flavor combinations to choose from. Our favorite is their ancho chicken tacos that come with pickled red onions, avocado, cilantro, queso fresco, and a healthy drizzle of chile de arbol sauce. 

Los Comparres

5305 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813-850-1380
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Located off of North Armenia Avenue in the Wellswood neighborhood of North Tampa, Los Comparres is slinging some of the best tacos in Tampa from a chill food truck with covered outdoor seating to relax and enjoy your delicious food. They have all types of tacos here at Los Comparres like steak, chicken, chorizo, pork, shrimp, fish, and even more than that! It gets hard to choose with all the options, but they are all delicious, so you’ll definitely enjoy whatever it is you end up ordering.

Bahia Tacos

808 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-374-9551
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Bahia Tacos is located off of South Dale Mabry Highway in the heart of South Tampa and it’s one of the best places to go for tacos in Tampa. They’ve got everything you could ever want in a taco here at Bahia like steak, pork, pulled beef, grilled chicken, fried chicken, and that’s not even half of the options! This taco spot is fast and the food is fresh, so you can’t go wrong, really. Our favorite things to order are a few of their carnitas tacos with plenty of fresh guacamole on top. 

Miguelitos Taqueria y Tequila

2702 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-872-5600

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Miguelitos Taqueria y Tequila is a massive establishment and it’s easily one of the best restaurants to go to for tacos in Tampa Bay. As their name suggests, this place is an absolute haven for tacos and tequila, but it’s even more impressive in person, in our opinion. Not only does Miguelitos offer an enormous variety of tacos, but they have countless kinds of tequila, even a -5℉ tap for delicious, ice-cold shots!

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Pinch A Taco

13502 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: 813-735-6268

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Located on the busy corner of East Fletcher Avenue and North Nebraska Avenue, Pinch A Taco is the ultimate destination for some of the best tacos in Tampa Bay. They have all the classic, favorite proteins that we love in our tacos like asada, pollo, and barbacoa, but what really stands out are their specialty meats like lengua and tripa, so be sure to give them a try the next time you find yourself in the North Tampa area.

Ranchero Tacos

4901 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813-495-2635
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Ranchero Tacos is an amazing Mexican restaurant that sells some of Tampa Bay’s best tacos, so the next time you want a delicious soft shell tortilla taco with some guacamole, be sure to stop in at Ranchero. You can find Ranchero Tacos off of North Florida Avenue and East Violet Street, right in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood, just a few blocks east of the beautiful Rivercrest Park.

Taco Dirty

2221 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-314-7900

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Located off of West Platt Street and South Howard Avenue is another one of the best taco spots in Tampa, Taco Dirty. This place is modern and upbeat with a relaxing atmosphere that makes you want to sit back and chow down on a few delicious tacos.  Be sure to pop in for their incredible taco Tuesday deal where they offer $2 tacos, $3 canned beers, and $4 frozen margaritas.

Mangonadas Mexican Kitchen

6823 N Habana Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Phone: 813-374-7705

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Right off of West Sligh Avenue and North Habana Avenue in northern Tampa’s Oak Grove neighborhood, Mangonadas Mexican Kitchen is serving up delicious sweet treats as well as some of the best tacos in Tampa Bay. Our favorite things to order from Mangonadas are their fish tacos, shrimp tacos, and their marinated pork tacos with a deliciously sweet and refreshing mangonada to go with them.

Crazy Burrito 

2506 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-304-0881
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Right in the heart of Northwest Tampa, off of West Columbus Drive and North Armenia Avenue, is Crazy Burrito, and while they’re known for their burritos, their tacos are equally insane. Crazy Burrito is one of the top destinations for the best tacos in Tampa if you love authentic-style street tacos with cilantro and onion on top like we do. We really love their campechano tacos here and we order them every time we stop by!

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Taqueria La Mexicana

14516 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: 813-812-9814

Right on the corner of East Bears Avenue and North 22nd Street is a delightful food truck called Taqueria La Mexicana and they serve some of the best tacos in tampa, complete with covered outdoor seating for some beautiful, fresh air while you eat. The menu is somewhat small here at Taqueria La Mexicana, but everything is clearly made with love because the taste is off the charts. They have a wonderful variety of proteins to choose from here, including one of our favorites: Chicharrón.

Taqueria Margarita 

4001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 813-466-2484

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Directly off of West M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard, just east of the Tampa International Airport in Northwest Tampa, you can find Taqueria Margarita slinging some of the best tacos in Tampa Bay. Due to their close proximity to the airport, Taqueria Margarita is perfect for anyone who has just stepped off their flight and finds themselves in immediate need of some delicious tacos, and we understand this completely. 

Chiles Mexican Restaurant

3247 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: 813-354-8335
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Last, but definitely not least, is Chiles Mexican Restaurant, one of our all-time favorite authentic Mexican restaurants with Tampa’s best tacos. Chiles Mexican Restaurant is located on the corner of West Columbus Drive and North Lincoln Avenue in Northwest Tampa, almost adjacent to the Tampa International Airport. We recommend one of every taco here, pretty much, because it’s all too tasty to choose just one!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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