23 hidden Tampa Bay taco spots you should’ve tried by now

Sometimes the best street tacos require a bit of a scavenger hunt. Throughout this list you'll find plenty of hole-in-the-wall spots with…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Ranchero Tacos
4901 N Florida Ave, Tampa, 813-495-2635
This joint was CL's Best of the Bay's 2021 "Best Seminole Heights Restaurant," and for good reason – tortillas are fresh and pressed to order and carnitas are juicy and crispy. Also, don’t sleep on the weekend-only tamales.
Photo via Ranchero Tacos/Facebook
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The 25 hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay right now

Tampa Bay's restaurant scene is popping off. From new cocktail bars to date-night eateries, to waterfront fish shacks, there are plenty of…

By CL Staff

Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli
      
    2930 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, 727-873-6901
    As Golden Dinosaurs approaches its first birthday in the bay, the vegan paradise has a few gifts for its customers. The vegan deli started serving its weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in late June and is now offering delivery through Postmates. 
    
    Photo via Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli/Facebook
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The 25 most beautiful restaurants in the Tampa Bay area

It's a common saying among chefs, you eat with your eyes first. Now while this usually applies to plating a dish, there…

By CL Staff

The Library  
    600 5th St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-369-9969
    Inspired by the legacy of Baltimore’s historic George Peabody Library, The Library’s hardwood floors, plush wing-backed chairs and rows upon rows of blue-spined works of literature lining the walls and balcony create an inspiring and rejuvenating atmosphere for lunch or coffee.
    
    Photo via thelibrarystpete/Instagram
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25 new restaurants opening this summer in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area's restaurant scene has been exploding with new concepts over the last few weeks. If you haven't had a…

By CL Staff

Pete’s General Store  
    495 7th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-440-6183
    Since its opening in April, locals have been raving about Pete's General Store's signature bagels. The general store, which aims for waste consciousness as well as convenience, is inspired by the weekend markets in Tampa and the bodegas of New York. While the store is mainly grab-and-go, outdoor seating with string lighting and picnic tables are available if you want to kick back with a beer and stay a while.
    
    Photo via Pete’s General/Facebook
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Restaurant review: Chronic Tacos serves up a meal that surprises

Chronic Tacos 3.5 out of 5 stars 10420 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Breakfast: $3-$7; tacos and more: $2.50-$8.25; dessert: $2; drinks:…

In torta form, Chronic Tacos' grilled pollo asado is juicy, while the guac and beans provide a luscious contrast.
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Restaurant review: Suegra delivers a flurry of Mexican finesse

Suegra Tequila Cantina 3.5 out of 5 stars 4022 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Appetizers: $6-$16; entrees: $10-$32; desserts: $8-$9; tequilas: $5.50-$250. 813-814-5800; suegratequilacantina.com.…

When's the last time you had slow-roasted suckling pig carved tableside? You can at Suegra Tequila Cantina.
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