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ElGimpo Nov 28, 2010 10:00 AM

New spot on 14837 North Florida Avenue close to Bearss in a strip mall (Action plaza). Typical little hole in the wall kinda place. Good sign when a Mexican restaurant is full of Mexicans eating there.

On sit down I got some freshly made nachos and homemade salsa, nachos still warm, very good. Big menu, even a vegetarian section. I was intrigued by the deep fried whole mojarra but I found the taco selections and went with 4: chorizo, lengua, steak and carnitas. $7.50. Out of al pastor. Took some time to make, but I was entertained by Spanish tv blaring right above my cabeza. The plate arrived and I was pleasantly surprised with 4 nice fat tacos with homemade tortillas and a side of pickled sliced carrots. Red salsa, green salsa and limes on the side.

Best Mexican chorizo I have had yet, just excellent. Best carnitas too, just the way I like em, nice and crunchy and moist on the inside, the only place I have found these made this way outside my kitchen. The toungue was bland and diced in little squares, skip these. The steak was shredded and a bit crispy, not great but way way better than most places I've been to. I was worried the single tortillas wouldn't hold up but they did. The salsas served were very good. Before I started eating, it didn't really bother me that they were out of the pastor but now I was pouting about it.

The waitress told me they make their own crunchy style tacos in-house so I'll be trying those next time. I left happy and giddy that this place is only 4 minutes from my hacienda.

Mexican food is kinda new to me so I would love to hear what ya'll think about it if you happen to eat there.

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    andy huse Nov 28, 2010 05:15 PM

    thanks for the post. I will check this out soon.

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      ElGimpo Nov 29, 2010 09:08 AM

      You're welcome, I'm going to have to go back tonight or tomorrow and make sure it wasn't a dud. Seems to happen to me all the time.

    2. bkhuna Dec 13, 2010 01:52 AM

      How about an address for this place?

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        ElGimpo Dec 13, 2010 03:19 PM

        It's on the first line of the post? 14837 North Florida Avenue Tampa.

        Anyhoo, been back a few times since, and it's been just ok for me. The chorizo and carnitas are very good, but everything else I have had has been just average so far. The pastor was a let down too. Worth a try if you live close by but no need to drive out of the way for them quite yet.

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          bkhuna Dec 14, 2010 03:56 AM

          "New spot on 14837 North Florida Avenue close to Bearss in a strip mall (Action plaza)".

          First line of the post. Didn't see the word Tampa anywhere in the post.

          Thank you.

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