The Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater

From tacos to tequila, these taquerias and cantinas dish out some of the best Mexican food in St. Pete/Clearwater. Use this list to plan out your weekly taco Tuesday outing, or to satisfy your everyday craving for some south-of-the-border flavor. Either way, every day’s a good day for sizzling, saucy Mexican cuisine. 

1 Los Amigos Dos, Dunedin

This hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant is considered one of Dunedin’s best kept secrets. They go back to basics with simple and authentic Mexican cuisine, great service and great prices.  

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2 Casa Tina Mexican Grill, Dunedin

This vibrantly decorated Mexican restaurant is located in the heart of Dunedin and is known for hosting local fiestas. They have a killer craft cocktail menu and all of their dishes are natural, no msg and mostly gluten-free with many vegan and vegetarian options available. Don't miss their Cirque Show that happens right in the restaurant every Saturday and Sunday! 

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3 Marina Cantina, Clearwater Beach

Dig into the freshest, locally caught seafood prepared in authentic Mexican dishes while enjoying rooftop views of Clearwater Beach (AKA America’s #1 Beach). Level up your experience by dining at sunset with a house-made margarita in hand. 

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4 VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge, Treasure Island

It’s not uncommon for this local hot spot to have a line to get a table, but we promise it’s worth the wait. Come here for one of their famous "wet burritos" smothered in sauce and melted cheese, washed down with a $5 margarita.  

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5 Red Mesa Cantina, St. Pete

This is the perfect spot for a group gathering – Red Mesa Cantina is a modern Mexican taqueria and tequila bar where social dining is a celebration. Their bar features the largest selection of tequila in the South and their menu is a la carte with full plate options as well. 

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6 Casita Taqueria, St. Pete

You know a restaurant is good when they have three successful location in one city! Casita Taqueria is a casual, order-at-the-counter Mexican restaurant in St. Pete with a fun and festive vibe. Everything is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients, including their corn tortillas and chips.

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7 Amigos Tortilla Bar, St. Pete

This taco joint started in Key West and brought a second location to the 600 block of Central Ave. in St. Pete. Known as the “home of the square taco,” they serve up elevated street tacos in an open-air tortilla bar.  

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8 Numex Chile, St. Pete

The Numex menu sizzles with flavor, featuring the famous Hatch chile peppers while adding a unique twist to each dish. Come to the Grand Central District of St. Pete for a modern take on New Mexico’s vibrant street food scene and rich culinary culture. 

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9 Nitally's ThaiMex Cuisine, South Pasadena

This bold fusion of Thai-Mex cuisine is what foodies' dreams are made of. Imagine delicious creations such as Chipotle Pad Thai, panang mole curry served in a burrito, or tacos topped with peanut sauce. Feeling brave? Willing souls are also invited to attempt the Inferno Soup Challenge. 

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Los Amigos Dos

City: Dunedin

Address
404 Patricia Ave
FL

Phone: 727-736-3701

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Casa Tina Mexican Grill

City: Dunedin

Address
365 Main St.
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Phone: 727-734-9226

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Marina Cantina

City: Clearwater Beach

Address
25 Causeway Blvd
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Phone: 727-443-1750

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VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

City: Treasure Island

Address
10625 Gulf Blvd
FL

Phone: 727-360-5062

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Red Mesa Cantina

City: St. Petersburg

Address
128 Third St. S
FL

Phone: 727-896-8226

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Casita Taqueria

City: St. Petersburg

Address
2663 Central Av
FL

Phone: 727-820-4365

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Nitally's ThaiMex Cuisine

City: South Pasadena

Address
6800 Gulfport Blvd S #111
FL

Phone: 727-321-8424

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