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Best Taco Shops In Pinellas

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Tacos from La Cabana Del Tio in Clearwater. (Photo credit: Barbara Ann Kelley)

Tacos from La Cabana Del Tio in Clearwater. (Photo credit: Barbara Ann Kelley)

If you love authentic Mexican tacos check this list out. These tacos will transport you to Mexico in just one bite. Here is our list of where to get the best tacos outside of Mexico. BTW – If the idea of a hole-in-wall taco joint turns you off then move on.

La Cabana Del Tio
1709 Drew St
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 466-0504

If you blink you might miss this small taco shop. This taco heaven is next door to a seedy old Laundromat in a beat up old strip-mall. This small shop has room for only 8 to 10 dinners.  Everything is fresh and hand-made, including the tortillas.  The tacos are $2 and incredible, try the Carne Asda tacos they will change your life. They don’t serve beer, but they do have a large selection of Mexican sodas. Tip: buy a stack of their fresh tortillas and take them home.

Cielito Lindo Teqeria
672 E Tarpon Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 937-8717

Cielito Lindo is located on Tarpon Ave, just a few blocks west of US 19.  This is a typical Mexican taco shop run by individuals who come from Mexico. They have 2 tables with 6 chairs total, and two high tables with 6 barstools total. It’s a clean hole in the wall with spine tingling yummy home-made Mexican food. Their menu boasts 11 different types of tacos in addition to burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tamales, sopes, tostadas, taco salads and nachos. Dinning tip: If you are on a budget this is the place for you, especially on Mondays and Thursdays for their $1 taco days. No Beer.

Senor Taco
6447 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 289-7080

This full service hole in the wall serves classic Yucatán dishes. They have a large selection of tacos, served on fresh hand-made corn tortillas and topped with the standard onions, cilantro and salsa.  Tacos choices are: carne asada, grill pork, chicken, ground beef, fried pork, and chorizo. Tacos are $2 and large and on Tuesdays you can save big with dollar beef tacos. Dinning tip: Try the grill chicken taco’s with their homemade salsa…you will be hooked. FYI – there  is no alcohol or beer sold at Senor Tacos.

Website: www.senortacopinellas.com

La Yucateca
2255 Starkey Rd. Largo, FL 33771
(727) 459-6093

La Yucateca isn’t real a taco shop, or even a taco stand – it’s a taco trailer in the middle of a dirt field. La Yucateca isn’t about looks it’s about great Tacos. The menu is simple just tacos, burritos and a few other items. The tortillas are fresh, soft, and handmade every day. Dinning tip: Try the carnitas (pork) or beef tacos with a Jarritos Mexican soda. La Yucateca is located in a field at the northeast corner of Starkey and Ulmerton road in Largo. Hours: 9 – 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday.

Casita Taqueria
2706 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 820-4365

This small 4th street Taco shop has excellent tacos with delicious hand-made corn tortillas, incredible guacamole and a nice selection of ice-cold Mexican beer. Their outdoor seating is charming in a taco shop kind-of way. If you like hot and spicy go for their homemade salsa on your tacos. Dinning tip: Try the fish tacos with a Tecate or a Dos Equis beer.

Website: www.casitatacos.com

Did we miss your favorite taco shop or stand? In the comment section below tell us about your favorite Pinellas Country taco joint.

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