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The 6 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Tampa

Updated: May 2, 2022

Fancy an epic fajita? These are our go-to MexTex-Mex places in Tampa for refried beans, American cheese, and enchiladas. We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the best Tex-Mex cuisine in Tampa. B warned once you’ve sampled the epic fish tacos and banging burritos on offer there's no turning back.

Find the perfect Tex Mex spot

Crazy Burrito

Mexican, $, Northeast MacfarlaneMexican, $Tampa, Northeast Macfarlane
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • My Area Network, 2019

    Best Burritos in Tampa to Satisfy Your Hunger

    My Area Network, 2019

Taco Dirty

Mexican, $$, Courier CityMexican, $$Tampa, Courier City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • That's So Tampa, 2019

    The Top Ten Taco Spots in Tampa

    That's So Tampa, 2019
  • U-Nation, 2020

    Best Tacos in Tampa Bay: UNATION Picks

    U-Nation, 2020

Green Lemon

Mexican, $$, Parkland EstatesMexican, $$Tampa, Parkland Estates
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Tampa

    Three Best Rated
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Tampa's Hyde Park, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017

JoToro Kitchen & Tequila Bar

Mexican, Channel DistrictMexicanTampa, Channel District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Tampa Restaurants to Visit Right Now

    Eater, 2020

Besito Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, West Shore PalmsMexican, $$Tampa, West Shore Palms
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Tampa

    Three Best Rated
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    The 25 best restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp

    Creative Loafing, 2019

Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

Mexican, $$, Courier CityMexican, $$Tampa, Courier City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • My Area Network, 2019

    Best Burritos in Tampa to Satisfy Your Hunger

    My Area Network, 2019
  • CBS, 2014

    Best Mexican Restaurants In Tampa Bay

    CBS, 2014

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Tex Mex in Tampa. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 7417 restaurants in Tampa, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 260 lists and articles from experts at Creative Loafing, Eater and CultureTrip and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Creative Loafing - The 25 best restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp, Eater - 12 Tampa Restaurants to Visit Right Now and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Tampa's Hyde Park, Florida. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. The ten options above are the best of Tampa Tex Mex.

Common questions

Besito Mexican Restaurant and Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas are the highest-rated tex-mex spots that are good for a date night in Tampa.

JoToro Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Green Lemon, and Crazy Burrito are the highest-rated tex-mex spots that are good for groups in Tampa.

Besito Mexican Restaurant and Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas are the highest-rated upscale spots for tex-mex in Tampa.

JoToro Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Green Lemon, and Taqueria Gonzalez are the highest-rated tex-mex spots to get a quick lunch in Tampa.

JoToro Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Green Lemon, and Taqueria Gonzalez have outdoor seating and tex-mex in Tampa.

Drink pairing tips for Tex Mex

  • Pair bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • ESB with your beef burrito

    When considering what goes best with beef burrito, we recommend a glass of ESB, it truly complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with nachos

    If your food palns include Nachos, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of grassy, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts about Tex Mex

  • A long-held tradition

    If you take a trip to chili con carne, then the well-known, tasty chili con carne should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • The world record from Mexico

    In La Paz, Mexico, Tex Mex-lovers celebrated a special day on November 3, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the burrito was made, weighing no less than 12,786 pounds.


  • Amazing Tex Mex in Corpus Christi

    If you are visiting Corpus Christi in March, don’t miss the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival, one of the largest events built around Tex Mex, also known for its strolling mariachis.

Parking tips

Parking can be tough around Tampa To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Tex Mex spot.

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