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During the month of July, Team Chais was on a hunt to find the best tacos in Tampa. As you know, we are committed to supporting and promoting local businesses, to show what makes Tampa so unique while expressing our appreciation to local entrepreneurs. As much as we wanted to include restaurants like Rocco’s Tacos or Bar Taco, we made sure our chosen locations were independently owned, excluding franchises. Every week we sat down at different spots to get of taste of their tacos (I will admit we couldn’t resist grabbing a burrito in addition to our taco orders here and there), making note of what we enjoyed most out of every visit. Our stops included Mekenita Catina, Nueva Cantina,Miquelitos, Bar Taco, Green Lemon, Crazy Burrito, Franklin on Twiggs, Xtreme Tacos, California Tacos to Go, Social House, C House, Empamamas at Armature Works, Acapulco TaqueriaTequilas Ybor andChiles Mexican Restaurant.

There was something to enjoy at every joint that we came across. Whether it was the zesty guacamole at Green Lemon, the MASSIVE, delicious burritos at Crazy Burrito or the mouthwatering chicken tacos at Empamamas, we loved eating at all of the restaurants mentioned, meeting the owners, and showing our support for the community. Countless tacos and bowls of guacamole were consumed during this process but we decided to take one for the team to rightfully crown the local champion. The end of the month has come, and, as promised, it’s finally time to announce the winner of our #TampaTacoTour!

The WINNER is….

Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas!

Despite all the fun that was had while searching for our favorite Tampa tacos, picking Miguelitos as the winner was a no brainer! Brought to you by the same creator’s of Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill, this Tequila Bar & Mexican Restaurant offers arguably the tastiest plates in South Tampa. Speaking of, they were even voted “Best New Place For Tequila & A Taco” by Creative Loafing Tampa in 2016! Team Chais can always rely on Miguelitos to prepare fresh and flavorful food, especially their guacamole, tacos and bowls! They provide both indoor and outdoor patio seating with a full bar offering over 40 different types of tequilas. Whether you stop by for lunch, dinner or even brunch, you cannot be disappointed by the food, specials, or service presented at Miguelitos!

We truly had a blast searching for, what we deemed, the best taco spot in Tampa. Although we handed the title to Miguelitos, we want to give all restaurants included in our taco tour applause for their tasty food, friendly staffs and dedication to serving our beloved city. Team Chais is forever proud to celebrate Tampa, even when it involves eating tacos, and we look forward to our next food tour coming this September- stay tuned!