Inside the photo booth: Tina of Casa Tina Mexican Restaurant

For the past two decades Tina Marie Avila and husband Javier Avila have poured their hearts and souls (and many long hours) into Casa Tina Mexican Restaurant, a staple of downtown Dunedin's bustling restaurant scene.

Tina and Javier give back to the community through their Viva La Musica Campaign which has the purpose to help create tomorrow's leaders by supporting the education needs of youth today. Monthly fundraisers are organized at Casa Tina with local nonprofit organizations. Food and drinks are sold at retail prices with the net profit to the benefiting nonprofit organization.

Upcoming events include fundraisers for San Jose Elementary on April 8th, Tarpon Springs High School on April 22nd, Dining Out for Life on April 25th and the Life and Light Lantern Festival on April 28th.

Kevin Tighe is a professional photographer residing in Dunedin. His images have appeared in numerous local and national media including Rolling Stone, NBC, USA Today and The Tampa Bay Times. Available for portraits and special occasions.

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Kevin Tighe
Tina Marie Avila

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Kevin Tighe
Tina Marie Avila

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