Xtreme Tacos' much-awaited Seminole Heights brick-and-mortar location seems to be a day—or possibly hours—away from opening. For real this time. That's according to a post from the restaurant's seitan supplier Uncle Mince’s World Famous Seitan.
UPDATE: It opens Friday, Feb. 4 according to Sofie Warrenbrand, who co-owns Xtreme with Uzi Ramirez. In a message with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Warrenbrand wrote, "We plan on having a soft opening the first week and then make a big announcement after that. In February 23rd it’ll be exactly 4 years since our business opened, so it’ll be a big month for us!"
Seitan (pronounced “say-tan”) is a vegan meat substitute made entirely out of hydrated gluten.
Though Creative Loafing Tampa Bay has yet to hear back from anyone at Xtreme, according to its website you can order online for pickup today, starting at 5:15 p.m. at the earliest. The location is in Hampton Terrace at 5609 Nebraska Ave., and thanks to an approved beverage license it seems like you’ll be able to get some beer and/or wine with your Buffalo taquitos.
Xtreme Tacos became popular when it opened its first location at 310 E Waters Ave., winning a Best of the Bay award for its massive Stoner burrito, but had to close a little over a year after landlord issues. It quickly moved to mobile, in the form of a bright red food truck usually hopping between 7venth Sun Brewery and C. 1949.
Xtreme’s South Tampa location opened in 2019 but has since closed, again because of landlord issues. According to according to the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser, the Seminole Heights location's current landlord looks to be Garrett Capital Group LLCA, which bought the newest location’s building in 2017 for $340,000.
Uncle Mince told CL he's worked with Xtreme for about a year. You can also get Uncle's vegan protein products at Black Radish, Vegan International, the Vegan Halal cart and a “delivery meal service called Rebuilt Meals.”
Best bet is to keep an eye on Xtreme Tacos' Facebook page for updates.
We know you’re excited for the killer tacos, but the staff probably wants to work out the kinks before they “officially” open. Tread gently.
CL reached out to Xtreme Tacos and will update this post as soon as possible.
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