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“Better than Taco Bell” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Casita Taqueria

Casita Taqueria
2663 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
+1 727-498-8749
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Ranked #28 of 707 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Locally owned taqueria specializing in homemade corn tortilla tacos, veggie items, bowls, tortas, homemade soups and daily specials.
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“Better than Taco Bell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

reading the reviews we were looking forward to trying this Mexican restaurant. My wife being of Mexican decent was also looking forward to trying this place.

When we arrived we weren't prepared of how the restaurant works. Basically you order at the counter, find a empty table and they bring it to you.

Initially form what we could see the food Looked good and it wasn't bad, - We order the chicken tortilla-like soup (it was called something else) that was absolute perfection - delicious broth, big pieces of chicken and avocado. What a disappointment was the small portions of salsa and guacamole served in small plastic take out containers. chips were very very oily.

The menu is fairly pedestrian, pretty much what you could get at any other southwestern restaurant in Florida .
My wife was disappointed that all of the dishes had some kind of sweet suave sprinkled on it, and made it more like Mexican fusion rather that authentic food.
It want bad for me but overall average, we won't be back. But hey...it was better than Taco Bell! :)

  • Visited April 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Don A, Owner at Casita Taqueria, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thanks for the review, we don't have any sweet suave sprinkles on our tacos but we do top them with cilantro and a sprinkle of love. We offer salsa and guacamole in 4 oz. portions like most other taquerias and would have been more than happy to serve you more upon request. Glad you loved the soup but sorry we weren't your cup of tea. Thanks for giving us a try though!

Regards,
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“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful people and delicious food!! Great vegetarian portions and selections. Loved it! The hot sauce bar was very spicy and fit perfectly with the food. Great atmosphere

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Don A, Owner at Casita Taqueria, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you so much! We love hearing all feedback :)
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“Great food, great location, just "ok" service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to Casita a lot since they've been open in St. Pete- both the old 4th St location and now the Central location ( which is a really fun area of St. Pete). They are getting ready to open a new location on 4th. They have excellent food- tacos, bowls, salsa, hot sauce, etc. You can sit inside or out and the renovated space is well- done. Only complaint we have is service. We always seem to get stuck with a grouchy cashier or one that doesn't acknowledge us. This last time the cashier took two people that had just walked up to the counter before me- I felt invisible. Their line system is very disorganized and requires customers to be aggressive which is not very relaxing.

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Don A, Owner at Casita Taqueria, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you for your review, we have passed along your review with our staff and apologize if you felt like our employee was short.

Thank you so much!
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“A Quick Snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for a very quick snack with my dad. Food was cooked within minutes, decor and vibe was on point, restaurant seemed very clean. Pleased with out stop

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Don A, Owner at Casita Taqueria, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you so much for the review! Hope to see you again soon!
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“A must go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Order up front and find a table and wait for your food to come.It's not a long wait and everything I have had there (tacos, sandwiches, bowls) has been really good; tasty fresh and portioned just right. I have been there several times and each time has bee really good.

  • Visited March 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Don A, Owner at Casita Taqueria, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you so much your review! Hope to see you again in the near future!

Regards,
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