Chow down on taco specials at restaurants around Tampa Bay

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The paper's annual bartending competition, Margarita Wars, is coming up. But before that, CL has invited Mexican food enthusiasts around the bay to chow down on taco specials at many of their favorite local restaurants on July 17.

Participants include Chicken and Taco Loco (this food editor’s favorite, I repeat, favorite, taco joint in all of the region), Platt Street Borough, American Social Bar & Kitchen, and The Bricks.

Tampa Bay Taco Week runs through July 27. Stay tuned for the full list of participating eateries, which will be posted online.