8 Peruvian restaurants to check out in Tampa

The Peruvian restaurants in the Tampa Bay area do a good job of representing the various diverse climates and regions in Peru and their dishes, sometimes with a unique flair.

From the bustling amazons to the cool coastal waters, there is something for everyone. You’ll find chicken, beef, and fish on menus for a wide-range of diets. There are even Peruvian-themed bars and food trucks. 

Here are 8 Peruvian restaurants to enjoy in Tampa: 

Cuenelli’s Peruvian-style Rotisserie Chicken: I have been a long time fan of Cuenelli’s since they opened up shop over 10 years ago in Brandon. They have now relocated over by the Tampa International Airport in Town and Country and have an amazing chicken sandwich. Make sure to get the yellow sauce called Aji Amarillo. Prices are fair and they have family options for a whole chicken and sides. 4801 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. (813) 888-8790

Happy Fish: This is a Peruvian fusion restaurant. They claim to have the “best fish and peruviand food of the area with the greatest Inca’s secrets and flavors”. They have Tallarin Saltado de Carne which is pretty much Peruvian lo-mein, Chaufa de Pollo, Picarones which are Peruvian donuts, Tacu Tacu con Lomo Saltado which is Peruvian beans and rice, a hearty dish. 4046 Fiesta Plaza, Tampa, FL 33607. (813) 871-6953.

Senor Rocoto Peruvian Cuisine: Specializing in authentic Peruvian cuisine, Rocoto’s owners are originally from New Jersey and then relocated to Tampa. Check out their Papa a la Huancaina, Causa Rellena which is a layered potato dish with chicken or tuna, and a variety of ceviche options. The jalea seafood mix is also great. Expect to spend about $10 to $20 per dish. 5522 Hanley Road, Tampa, FL 33634. (813) 442-5065

Lima limón Peruvian Cuisine Tampa: Located right next to the Consulate General of Peru. They have Empanadas Peruanas, Tostones Rellenos, Tamales Peruanos, Sudado de Pescado, Picante de Mariscos, and Tallarín a la Huancaina which is Peruvian spaghetti (new world cuisine). Don’t miss the Alfajores. A number of breakfast options are also available. If you have a hangover, try the Leche de Tigre which is similar to the juice of ceviche. 2104 West Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. (813) 574-7509

Terra Sur: Terra Sur is more your upscale Peruvian concept and has been around for quite some time in Tampa and the prices reflect that. They sell your usual choices like Lomo Saltado, Anticuchos de Carne, Bistec a lo Pobre, and they also have Chaufa which is Chinese-Peruvian fusion food and essentially a take on fried rice. 5330 Ehrlich Road #103, Tampa, FL 33624. (813) 269-2694.

Meanchi’s Peruvian Inspired Sandwiches: Meanchi’s aims to bring you a portion of Peru’s culinary diversity through its famous sandwiches with a modern American twist. It is a Peruivan food truck. Sandwiches include Chicharron, Meanchini’s Way, Triple, La Carmencita – they are mixed with Peruvian ingredients and sauces. 4912 South Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611. (813) 665-5801.

Pisco: If you like a sports bar environment, Pisco shows plenty of games and was a fun place to watch the last World Cup with a lively environment. It’s really a no frills restaurant right in the middle of all the good Latinx spots on Armenia Avenue. 7507 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604. (813) 305-7910

Pico Rojo Rotisserie: If you find yourself across the bridge in Pinellas and you want some Peruvian, Pico has a solid rotisserie chicken concept. They refer to themselves as a South American cafe, but it’s definitely Peruvian focused. 2475 McMullen Booth Road E, Clearwater, FL 33759. (727) 474-3826

The Epicurean Theatre in Tampa announces three new classes and a new programming partner

Looking for some new cooking classes to attend in Tampa? The Epicurean Theatre, located inside the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, has announced three new classes and a new programming partner for the foodie-themed hotel. 

Atlanta-based experiential agency Southern Culinary & Creative will become a partner to assist in securing a dynamic and innovative programming schedule. Outfitted with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, as well as two 70-inch screens for viewing, the state-of-the-art, 40-seat culinary classroom has become quite popular with locals and guests alike. 

Epicurean Theatre

In addition to the Epicurean Theatre in Tampa, Southern Culinary & Creative will spearhead programming for the new Epicurean Atlanta, scheduled to open in August 2021 with a similar 100-seat Theatre as a key property highlight.

“We will still be very hands-on and involved in sourcing the best programs and events for the Epicurean Theatre, but we’re very excited to add the expertise Southern Culinary & Creative is bringing to the table,” said Shawn Routten, General Manager of the Epicurean Hotel.

“We look forward to teaming up with our sister-property in Atlanta to continue delivering an incredible menu of local, regional and national talent for our guest’s and local communities to enjoy.”

Here are three upcoming events at the theatre:

Friday, May 14th, 2021: Balancing Act: Featuring James Beard nominated chefs Ferrell Alvarez of Rooster & the Till and Brittanny Anderson of “Top Chef” and Richmond, Virginia’s Metzger Bar & Butchery, this class highlights the art of balancing flavors, using acid to balance fat, salt to balance sweet, and sour to balance spice. The event includes a four-course tasting menu, which features Beef Tartare, Charred Caulilini, Seared Scallops, and Vanilla Panna Cotta. Event will run from 6PM to 8PM. The cost to attend the event is $100.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021: Roman Renaissance: Street Food: Rome is known for its casual, affordable dining in trattorias and osterias, as well as right off the streets or in local mercados,  however, Roman street food is much more than pizza. Chef Greg Baker, who previously led The Refinery and Fodder and Shine in Tampa’s Seminole Heights, will lead guests through the essentials of Roman street food, with a modern spin. Tasting plates include Pizza al Taglio, the Art of a Proper Panino, Supli (Fried Risotto Fritters), and Carcioffi alla Giuda (Fried Baby Artichokes). Event will run from 4PM to 6PM. The cost to attend the event is $100. 

Saturday, June 5: Kuba Queen: A Taste of Tampa: Tampa’s culinary scene is one blended of many cultures and cuisines due to a rich history of immigrants and cigars. Cuban cuisine, however, reins in this city and has shaped the identity of Tampa’s own culinary personality. This seminar takes a look at the history of traditional Cuban cuisine and how it helped influence the City of Tampa. This class will be led by Cuban Queen Felicia LaCalle, chef and owner of Kuba Cocina (previously Hemingway’s at Armature Works), whose influences are strongly rooted in her abuela’s kitchen. The menu includes Deviled Crab Empanada with a Cuban-style Romesco, Plantain & Shrimp Ceviche, Braised Oxtail Tamal en Cazuela, and Cuban-style Bread Pudding (using La Segunda Cuban bread of course). The event runs from 4 PM to 6 PM. The cost to attend is $100.

Tickets can be purchased on the Epicurean Hotel’s website.

Epicurean Hotel lobby

In addition to their Epicurean Theatre, the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar signature restaurant; EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space.

The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc.

10and10 Enoteca wine bar is now open at International Plaza in Tampa

Looking for a new wine bar to enjoy in Tampa? 10and10 Enoteca wine bar is now open at International Plaza in Tampa. Owner and sommelier, Bora, says he has always dreamed of owning his own wine bar and has spent over 25 years in the industry. The inside is a chic design that certainly would remind one of Europe, spacious and yet quaint. 

The wine menu and food menu are still in development, but already available for visitors. Reds, whites, and bubbles are available. 

Some wines on the list are Sauvignon Blanc Martinolles Pays D’Oc 2017, Pinot Grigio Neirano 2019 Italy, Chardonnay Martinolles Pays D’Oc 2019, Muscat Domain De Terra Vecchia, La Berceau Brut Rose, Arduini Prosecco, Christian Martin Blac de Blacs, Le Petit Pont 2018, Cabernet Sauvignon Jean-Claude Mas 2018, Pinot Noir Domaine Martinolles Pays D’OC 2018, and Solo Contigo Primera Amante Malbec 2016. The wine list is not yet available online. Wine glasses start at $8 a glass.

I stopped in for a quick visit earlier this week and enjoyed a stellar Italian espresso and a delicious Basque Chocolate Cake dessert was that simple yet decadent. Much of the wine you’ll find on the menu is hand-picked by Bora who says he prefers to work with smaller distributors and put a personal touch on the things available to provide something different.

There is patio seating outside that is being grown as well and they have some tasty looking croissants, sourdough bread, and pastries for those looking for a start to their day before shopping or heading to the Tampa International Airport. It’s impossible to miss as it is right up the escalator of the downstairs parking at the mall by Rocco’s Tacos. 

On the snack list you’ll find roasted pepper antipasto, cured manchego in olive oil, marinated ciliegine mozzarella, baked brie, octopus and eggplant, and many other dishes. 

It wouldn’t be a wine bar without cheese and you’ll find a variety of cheeses and meat cuts on the menu including Parmigiano-Reggiano 18 months, Pecorino Romano, Taleggio, Robiola DOP, Goat Gorgonzola, Valdeon Blue, San Simon, Cana de Cabra and Prosciutto Cotto, Prosciutto San Danielle (16 month)s, Guanciale, Speck, Pistachio Mortadella, Soppressata, Pork Collar Coppa, Spicy Salame.

I’m dying to try their panna cotta soon and I hope they roll out a full dinner menu in the near future. If you’re looking for a great place to go with a group or a great new vibe, you have to go check out 10and10 as soon as possible. 

10and10 Enoteca is located at 2223 North Westshore Boulevard Unit B217 Tampa, Florida 33607. You can reach them at (813) 687-7657. 

The current hours are 12PM to 10PM on Friday and Saturdays, 11AM to 8PM on Sundays, 12PM to 7PM on Mondays, and 12PM to 9PM Tuesday through Thursday. Certainly call ahead just in case the hours change in the near future. The best way to make a reservation is currently to call ahead. Enjoy!

Red Ribbon Bakeshop coming soon to Pinellas Park in Florida, Filipino desserts galore

A new Filipino bakery is coming soon to Pinellas Park in Florida called Red Ribbon Bakeshop as Tampa Bay sees more Filipino brands entering the local economy. There is no confirmed opening date just yet, but the bakery is already listed on Google and has signage up next door to Jollibee.

Photo Credit Ed Johnson

The planned location is at 4053 Park Boulevard North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781.

They sell a variety of items including empanadas, cakes, rolls, pan de sal bread, butter mamon, ensaymada, which is soft, moist bread topped with butter, sugar and cheesy deliciousness, and a variety of other sweets and Filipino pastries including an Ube Overload Cake.

For those who don’t know, Ube is a purple yam that is often used in dessert dishes from the Philippines. Many people relate it to taro due to the color it has, but the taste of Ube is often sweeter – especially when applied to dessert dishes. One of the most common ways to find it around town is in ice cream form at your local Asian grocer.

Red Ribbon Bakeshop started in 1979 as a hobby-induced business in Timog, Quezon City. Quezon City is located on the Guadalupe Plateau, just northeast of Manila, in the Philippines. The first Red Ribbon location in the United States opened in 1984 in West Covina, California.

Photo Credit: Red Ribbon Bakeshop USA
Photo Credit: Red Ribbon Bakeshop USA

It has grown to over 450 outlets all over the Philippines and in over 30 stores in the United States, with locations in California, Nevada, Washington, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas and Illinois.

Red Ribbon was acquired in 2015 by Jollibee Foods Corporation. Jollibee had a massive opening in Pinellas Park with long lines a few years ago right before the pandemic hit. Jollibee told The Manila Times during the acquisition, “Red Ribbon is a strong brand. It stands for high-quality cakes and pastries and enjoys a reputation for great tasting food just like JFC’s other brands. Red Ribbon will complement the fast-food segments we are at present serving.”

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jollibee pressed forward and opened over 12 Jollibee fast food restaurants across North America in 2020 and enjoyed double-digit sales growth. 28 new Jollibee locations are planned for 2021. The goal is to hit 300 stores by 2024. The growth of Jollibee and Red Ribbon no doubt will go hand in hand.

Source: The Manila Times

Bojangles announces new locations coming to Orlando area

Bojangles is announcing their second major expansion this year with 15 Orlando area locations on the radar for the franchise, as well as 20 locations planned for Georgia and 5 planned in Tennessee over the next seven years.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the accomplished team at Chaac Foods,” said Jose Costa, chief development officer for Bojangles. “The company’s caliber of operations is well-recognized, and to have a partner with that pedigree invest in Bojangles speaks volumes about our brand and our growth plans for the future.”

Chaac Foods Restaurants currently owns and operates a variety of establishments, most notably being 135 Pizza Huts, along with several Cru Food & Wine Bars, Ling & Louie’s, Applebee’s and Panda Express, in nine states. Chaac Foods turned to Bojangles to begin a journey into the growing fried chicken market.

“We welcome Bojangles to the Chaac Foods family and are excited to participate in the growth of this highly regarded brand,” said Sam Banon, senior vice president at Gauge Capital, which acquired Chaac Foods in 2019.

Bojangles opened their first location in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew to over 500 locations by 2011. The inspiration for the name “Bojangles” comes from the song, Mr. Bojangles, which was originally recorded in 1968 by Jerry Jeff Walker and made famous by performers, such as Sammy Davis, Jr., and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 

Bojangles celebrated 40 years of business in 2017. Bojangles® serves menu items such as made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, flavorful fixins (sides) and Legendary Iced Tea®.

Photo credit: Bojangles

Last minute Mother’s Day gift idea: Rifle Paper Co. collaboration with Corkcicle

If you’re in the market for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift idea, check out the Rifle Paper Co. collaboration with Corkcicle. They have a variety of beautiful artistic mugs, tumblers, and other novelty gifts featuring triple-insulated stainless steel. They have these gifts available in addition to a Mother’s Day shop with 2-day shipping available until May 5th.

The Corkcicle Tumbler keeps your beverages cold for 9+ hours and hot for 3 hours. It stays cold even longer with drinks containing ice.

We tested out the tumbler and coffee mug and both are great. They have a beautiful design on them. It’s great for a professional or busy at home Mom in your life or one who just gets distracted often and needs to run back to their drink. They come with lids for traveling as well.

Rifle Paper Co. was founded in 2009 by husband-wife team Nathan and Anna Bond. Their goal is “to create quality products that bring beauty to the everyday”. The couple currently resides in their Winter Park, Florida studio with their three young sons.

According to growwire, Corkcicle began humbly in “2011 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, an annual trade show where retail buyers, mostly from small stores, can connect with wholesalers and get the scoop on trends in the retail marketplace” and then steadily grew into the company it is today.

Although the competition in this sphere is quite fierce, the design and collaborations help to keep Corkcicle growing. If you want to make Mom feel special this year, this gift is Mom-approved.

Sources:growwire.com

Big Storm Brewing plans fifth location in Tampa’s Ybor City

Ybor City’s craft beer scene is growing again with Big Storm planning to open a brewery in the vacant Hamburger Mary’s and Mary’s Pub locations in Ybor City with plans to open by the end of 2021. Big Storm will be joining the likes of Coppertail, Tampa Bay Brewing Co., BarrieHaus Co., Zydeco Brew Works, and Rock Brothers Brewing – among others on the way. 

“We have long wanted to open an Ybor location and are excited to have finally found what we think is the perfect spot, in the heart of the district, overlooking East 7th Avenue,” said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni. 

“We are also excited to open our first taproom in Tampa, giving those who love beers a place to visit in Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.”

The Ybor City taproom will be the independent craft brewer’s fifth location in the Sunshine State.  In November, Big Storm expanded to Central Florida, with the opening of a brewpub at Amway Center in downtown Orlando. 

The taproom will feature Big Storm’s core beers, including, Bromosa, Tropic Pressure, Wavemaker and Sunny Key Lime. Govoni also says Big Storm will brew small batches of dark and barrel-aged beer in Ybor with an emphasis on aggressive imperial stouts. He says they will install an oversized 5-barrel brewing system.

In addition, the Ybor location will feature spirits like Big Storm’s branded vodka and award-winning Blood Brother’s Bloody Marys. Last year, Big Storm purchased controlling interest in Blood Brother’s.

Despite pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ybor City has continued to grow with new restaurants, hotels, and breweries opening their doors to the public and filling out Centro Ybor, 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue which lagged in growth for years prior. Big Storm navigated the pandemic in a pivot to hand sanitizers when shortages became clear in 2020 in what was a very challenging time for breweries when they were shut down for months by the state. 

Big Storm, based in Clearwater and founded in 2012, is currently distributed in five states including Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas. Their Best Florida Beer champions include Oktoberfest Märzen Lager (Best in Show Champion and Gold Medal), Belgian Single (Silver Medal) and Helicity Pilsner (Bronze Medal).

Support local businesses in St. Pete with this Mother’s Day Brunch Box

Local and St. Petersburg go hand in hand, the city has always pushed local businesses in a way that Tampa doesn’t quite do. There’s a new way to support local businesses this Sunday with a Mother’s Day Brunch Box that will be available for $85 and is being organized by St. Pete Meat & Provisions.

“We wanted to feature great St Pete small businesses while celebrating Mom. We know how hard it can be to get the whole family to brunch so we are bringing brunch home! Eggs, pastries, mimosa kit, coffee, and a succulent to keep mom smiling every time she looks at it.”, says Erica Benstock of St. Pete Meat & Provisions. 

So what’s in the box? One Dozen Lake Meadow Natural’s Local Chicken Eggs, Omelette Add-Ins, such as Manchego cheese, ramps, oyster mushrooms, pickled peppers, chives, a fresh fruit platter, a 4 ounce personalized bag of coffee from Paradeco Coffee Roasters (please include the recipient name in the Special Instructions box when ordering), assorted sweets from Beans & Barlour, Succulent from Wild Roots, and a Mimosa Kit. 

Add cheese and charcuterie for an additional $20. Upgrade to Olivor Heritage Farms Local Pasture Raised Duck Eggs for an additional $5

Order now through Thursday, May 6th at 6 PM and be sure to include the recipient name in the notes box. Box orders can be picked up on Saturday, May 8th from Noon to 6PM.

St. Pete Meat & Provisions is a family-owned butcher shop designed to provide St. Petersburg and surrounding areas with naturally nutritious and delicious meats and curated provisions.

They source responsibly-raised animals from local and regional farms and specialize in whole animal butchery, which allows them to offer a variety of cuts, while utilizing as much as they can from each animal. They cut, cure, and dry-age meat in-house. It is located at 449 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Next Level Brands opening new restaurant concept in Tampa’s Westshore City Center

Next Level Brands has announced plans for Union New American at Westshore City Center in Tampa. It will be located at 111 North Westshore Boulevard. The new two-story 9,358-square-foot restaurant space will feature indoor and outdoor dining. The build-out for the restaurant will be designed by Atelier Zebulon Perron, with a focus on a contemporary and upscale ambiance.

Union New American will feature traditional American fare inspired by global ingredients. In addition to lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Union will have a second-floor private event space and offer live music and dining in an outdoor terrace lounge. Union New American is scheduled to open during the fall of 2021.

“We are thrilled to be bringing a high-quality, locally owned dining experience to the area and look forward to introducing our New American cuisine and first-class hospitality to the Tampa Bay community.”, said restaurateur Jeff Gigante.

Tampa-based Ally Capital Group acquired Westshore City Center in early 2019 and selected Franklin Street to oversee leasing, management and project management for the property. Franklin Street has hired VCC, LLC for demolition of the existing building.

Recent improvements include new landscaping, pavement, and walkways across the entirety of the campus. Ongoing improvements include new energy efficient windows, updated common spaces, elevators, and restrooms, with modern fixtures and artwork.

“From the very beginning, Ally Capital Group’s vision for Westshore City Center has been to create a true mixed-use destination that blends newly renovated office campus with exceptional retail, dining and entertainment options that attract a regional audience,” said Matthew Chadwick, Director of Ally Capital Group. 

“It’s also important to us to support local concepts born in Tampa Bay, which makes Union New American an exciting and fitting addition to this property.”

Built in 1975, Westshore City Center comprises five office buildings totaling 300,000 square feet on 10.4 acres. Under Ally Capital Group’s ownership and Franklin Street’s management, the property has received significant cosmetic and structural improvements to create a modernized aesthetic and greater focus on walkability and outdoor space.

Earlier this year, First Watch, became the first restaurant tenant announced for Westshore City Center. Heritage Insurance, one of Florida’s property insurance providers, announced in the fall of 2020 that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Westshore City Center with an 88,643-square-foot, full-building lease.

Franklin Street focuses on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Franklin Street has more than $5 billion in transaction value across all major product types and offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the company has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.

Dining Guide: Cinco de Mayo 2021 deals in Tampa Bay

Looking to enjoy some tacos and margaritas this Cinco de Mayo in Tampa? You are in luck because there are deals all over town to celebrate. Tampa has no shortage of Mexican or Mexican-inspired establishments.

Here are Cinco de Mayo deals to enjoy around Tampa:

Caracara Asian Tapas + Tacos: A special tequila tasting dinner (tickets must be purchased in advance). 730 Broadway Suite 4, Dunedin, FL 34698. (727) 221-5444

CENA + City Dog Cantina: Head to Grand Central Kennedy for a Cinco de Mayo courtyard event with tacos, tequila, and fun from 5 PM to 9 PM. 1120 East Kennedy Boulevard # 208, Tampa, FL 33602.

Chicken and Taco Loco Bar and Grill: $2 street tacos, $25 margarita pitchers, $15 Corona and Modelo pitchers. Mariachi band from 7PM to close. 716 West Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511. (813) 654-3799

Coppertail Brewing: Specials including Al Pastor Tortas with chipotle-roasted pork with pineapple, avocado mash, black bean puree, lettuce, cilantro, onion, and cheese blend. Choice side. $14. Florida Especial. Coppertail’s Florida Special light lager with lime added. $5 for 12 oz., $6 for 16 oz. 

Don Julio’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine: Margaritas will be $5 all day long from 11 AM to 10PM. Happy Hour from 3PM to 6PM. DJ Yahooo spinning. 2808 E Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33613. (813) 898-2860.

Jimmy’s Tacos: 3 tacos of your choice, and a drink. $2 off shrimp taco special and Quesabirria tacos are part of their 3 for $10 and a drink special. 1604 North 17th Street, Tampa, FL 33605

JOTORO Kitchen + Tequila Bar: $12 Corona Sunrises, $10 tequila flight special, and a live mariachi band from 2PM to 4PM. 615 Channelside Dr Suite 114, Tampa, FL 33602.

Lorita’s Fresh Mexican Food: $1 Al Pastor Tacos and $1 off of Al Pastor quesadilla and burritos. In addition, they will be giving out $5 gift certificates to Lorita’s to lucky customers throughout the day. 10278 Causeway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619. (813) 644-5652

Nacho’s Tacos: Buy an order of tacos, get an order of beef tacos for free. 2324 West Cypress Street Tampa, FL 33609. (813) 426-5611

Networking Leads Coffeehouse: BOGO tacos for Cinco de Mayo! 2701 N. Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Rocco’s Tacos: $10 Teremana Margaritas and a side of guacamole. Submit your receipt at GuacOnTheRock.com and get paid up to $10 for your guac via Venmo. There will be DJ’s at all locations on Cinco de Mayo. 2223 North Westshore Boulevard #203, Tampa, FL 33607.

Tacos Las Californias: 3 Quesabirria for $8 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 7007 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604. (813) 384-0615.


Xochitl: $5 Coronas, Model Especial, and Modelo Negro. Corona will be on-site for free beer and prizes and Dobel will be on-site for free tequila tastings and prizes. 307 West Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. (833) 962-4485