20 hidden gem restaurants only found in Tampa strip malls

Not all great restaurants are easy to find. Sometimes you have to hook a few U-turns and let your GPS reroute until…

By CL Staff

 Tara’s Roti 
    10006 N 30th St, Tampa, Florida, (813) 866-8272 
     Probably the most authentic Trinidadian food you’ll find in the Tampa Bay area, and Tara’s Roti is a little hard to find hidden in a large plaza next to about dozen other storefronts. Fresh dishes are made daily, and yes the 75 year old Tara herself stills serves customers.  
    Photo via Google Maps
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The best places to eat on National Taco Day in Tampa Bay

National Taco Day is back. Annually observed on Oct. 4, the food holiday is arguably one of the most popular around. Here's…

By CL Staff

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
    International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. #203, Tampa
    Choose between four kinds of tacos: hongos (vegan mushroom, tequila, jalapeño, garlic), The Korean (hoisin barbecue beef, kimchi, cilantro, spicy peanuts), chorizo (spicy sausage, cotija cheese, cilantro, onion, verde) or The Brooklyn (pulled pork, smoked bacon, chorizo, pork belly, cilantro, onion, salsa brava).
    Photo courtesy of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
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