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Mekenita Mexican Grille

17623 North Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz, FL
813-264-1212
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Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in Lutz
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Clearwater, Florida
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295 reviews 295 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is my friend's favorite place, so we drove 45 minutes to eat lunch there today. The food was good, prices were $8.50 to $15 each for lunch. Portions were adequate but not enough to share. Everything is made fresh daily. They have 4 kinds of salsa that you can sample. Order at the front counter, and they will deliver... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My new favorite restaurant! Sangria is delicious and I always get the shrimp tacos. So fresh and flavorful :-)

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New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We love Mekinitas and get annoyed every time we try to eat there on a Sunday, only to remember they are closed on Sundays. This is not traditional Mexican food, though they do serve burritos, etc. Its more "tex-mex" or fusion, with lots more vegetables, etc than you would find in a "regular" mexican joint. For example, if I order... More 

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Land O Lakes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great food with a lot of flavor! Great taco salad and love the mango tea!! I also like the salsa bar they have for your chips or entrees

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I'm surprised by how many positive reviews this place has gotten both here and on Urbanspoon. Just don't get it. The food is vastly overpriced and very mediocre. I can't believe their chef worked with Roy Yamaguchi. The margaritas are not made with tequila. They're made with "agave wine," which is a wine-based spirit flavored with agave. We're guessing they... More 

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Tampa FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

When Roy's Restaurant in Tampa first opened, my husband and I were frequent guests and got to know both the managing partner and the chef partner. For those who aren't familiar with Roy's, it is a top shelf Hawaiian/Asian fusion restaurant. While perhaps not strictly rated as a 5 star restaurant, Rand Packer, the then-chef partner, was definitely one of... More 

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Minneola, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great local place with very good food. They have a sauce/salsa bar and provide endless chips. I had the fish tacos which were excellent. The salsa was fresh and the staff was eager to help. It has a similar set up of Chipotle, but they bring the food to you. Smells great inside.

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Tampa, Fl
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I decided to give Mekenita another chance, since they are located close to my home. The food was excellent. Everything was very fresh. I visited with my wife and a friend, they both got the fish tacos and were well pleased. I got the grande burrito, which was amazingly good. I don't think the added sauce on top, an extra... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Tried this place on a whim when looking for Mexican food to eat in new Tampa but tired of Catina Laredo. I like authentic Mexican food with a flare so I figured I would give this place a try. Portions were very nice sized. Restaurant is very clean. Decoration and music was very creative, felt like I was in Mexico.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The quality of the food was very good. You go up to the counter, order your food and then they bring it to your table. We had the tiger shrimp tacos, fish tacos and ceviche. All were very good. The chips they serve are extremely good with a special seasoning on them. The only complaint I have is that the... More 

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Additional Information about Mekenita Mexican Grille

Address: 17623 North Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz, FL
Phone Number: 813-264-1212
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lutz
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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