City Guide / Tampa

Best Mexican Restaurants in Tampa for Foodies

By Bri Hand | Jun 30, 2021
Tacos at a Mexican restaurant in Tampa

Tampa has hundreds of delectable food options that are worth considering. Whether you’re a business traveler in town for an extended stay or a new resident trying to get the lay of the land, you no doubt want to find some of the best local cuisines. One thing Tampa does particularly well is Mexican food.

From hearty dishes that’ll keep you satisfied for hours to spicy delicacies that’ll set your palette ablaze, it’s always a good idea to check out some of the best Mexican restaurants in Tampa. Not sure where to start after moving to Tampa? Try out some of these options:

Besito offers sophisticated takes on Mexican classics

Besito offers sophisticated takes on Mexican classics

If you only have time to visit one Mexican restaurant in Tampa, you’re going to want to visit Besito. This classy establishment boasts excellent food, atmosphere, and service. If you’re not sure what to order, the pros on the waitstaff are more than willing to provide you with top-tier recommendations. 

It’s a great restaurant to visit if you want to try something new or sink into a classic bowl of comfort food. However, with all the zesty menu options in front of you, it’s going to be hard to make a final choice.

Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill focuses on authentic tastes

At Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for something traditional or a bit more inventive—this eatery has it all. The staff prioritizes fresh flavors that are sure to tempt your tastebuds time and again. The menu is packed with delicious combinations, and it doesn’t stop at the food. 

Miguel’s also offers a variety of upmarket margaritas that burst with quality spirits and mixers. From a simple happy hour visit to an extended dining experience, you can’t go wrong by stopping into Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill.

TacoSon ditches the pretension and serves up tasty bites

Sometimes, you don’t need to get dolled up to go out for a bite to eat. That’s part of the appeal of TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill. In fact, if you had to sum up this eatery in one word, it would likely be “unfussy.” It has a drive-through and quick takeout options so you can grab your grub to go without feeling like you’ve sunk to Taco Bell-levels of quality. 

Between this joint’s burritos, tacos, and other Mexican staples, you’re sure to find something on the menu that’ll keep you full for the next few hours. The tortillas are local favorites, and the shrimp burrito attracts plenty of repeat customers. For a quick bite and an easy atmosphere, visit TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill.

Green Lemon is an Instagram-worthy establishment

Green Lemon

If you’re the type that likes to snap a pic or two of beautiful food, you’ll love your time at Green Lemon. This site is prized for its style, and you’re bound to see plenty of photos of the restaurant all over your social media feed. On top of that, Green Lemon offers a killer Taco Tuesday special. It’s the perfect location for a quick working lunch or an extended brunch visit. Just come with a hearty appetite, and don’t forget to order a margarita or two. You’ll be glad for the good vibes and the even better food when you’re dining at Green Lemon.

Of course, these aren’t the only Mexican restaurants the Tampa area has to offer. The city is packed with sumptuous flavors, authentic cuisine, and exciting new experiences. Whether you’re just in Tampa for vacation or you’ve recently relocated, you’re bound to find a Mexican restaurant that hits all the right notes. Landing offers furnished apartments in Tampa, so if you’re in the market for a move, check out our available apartments today! 

Looking for more delicious hotspots in the Tampa area? Check out our blog post, “The Top Restaurants in Tampa to Try.”

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.