Posted By Jeffrey Dinsmore
5/30/2013 11:40:00 PM
California Tacos has that true San Diego surf bum, street taco stand feel and flavor... in Tampa, Florida. From the white board menu, to the surfboards on the wall, to the made-as-you-order burritos and tacos, this place will take you back to those ravenous afternoons after a long day on the beach or those post-Tijuana late-night burrito binges. The owner is a San Diego transplant to Florida, and he brought his award-winning fish tacos with him (according to the newspaper articles posted on the ordering window).
The loaded fish tacos go for $7.99, and are truly weighed down with huge hunks of fresh battered fish, cabbage, sour cream, guacamole, mild, medium, or hot sauce, pico de gallo, and a cream sauce made with mayo, yogurt, oregano, and chiles. They also feature other SoCal taco stand staples like carne asada burritos and a great chili relleno. Be prepared to wait in line, eat outside, and enjoy the fresh taste of southern California.
"A grouper taco, fully loaded with cheese, sour cream and guacamole."
"What the menu calls San Diego rolled tacos are actually mini flautas. These three are Buffalo chicken."
"The uniquely fresh taste of southern California fish tacos--in Florida! These tacos are served piping hot, fresh, and loaded with crunch and flavor. This full meal deal is $7.99 and comes with rice and beans. "
"The atmosphere is pure beach."
"Don't forget to tip! Service here is very friendly and casual."
"Exterior view of the St. Petersburg location."
"We have a spot in our heart for any place that carries Mexican Cokes in glass bottles."