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“What is all the Hype about this place?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of California Tacos To Go

California Tacos To Go
1450 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613-2372
813-971-8226
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Ranked #216 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Mexican
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
“What is all the Hype about this place?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were so disappointed after all this hype and great reviews...we had the Fried Grouper Taco....and ordered the loaded toppings on it....no fish flavor, not much flavor period....and they don't bother to toast, grill or heat the lousy corn tortillas---very bland overall....also order the Tijuana Carne Asada Tacos--HOT....again cold shells, overcooked steak....not hot whatsoever...again, just an ok pretty bland taco.....will not go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Tampa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Why is the wait so long ?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

It should not take a half an hour to deliver 3 fish tacos. This is the second time I have been here. I waited the first time and did not go back for a year. I thought I would try it again. After ordering I again sat and waited.

If the service was faster I would go much more often because the fish tacos are excellent but the wait is too long.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“excellent food worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

i saw this place on diners, drive ins and dives and decided to try it. it was worth the short drive from clearwater to tampa. the food was outstanding especially the fish tacos. i also had the shredded beef enchiladas and it was great. there is a little bit of a line that moves kind of slow but i only waited about 10 min. definitely recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Guy Was Right!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This hole in the wall place has the best Mexican food that I can find in the area. Years ago I was in San Diego and tried my first fish taco and fell in love. The fish tacos here are even better and you can't beat the great menu. I have a hard time in trying to decide if I want the fish tacos, chile relleno, torta or all the rest of the great things served here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“BEST.TACOS.IN.TAMPA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

French fries on a burrito? YES PLEASE! I've tried a fewdifferent things here, all were very awesome. Always tastes fresh too, and when they say the best fish tacos they mean it! I love this place and Tampa has some great taco places, and dare I say this is the best. The owner is super cool too. You all need to eat here, you wont be sorry.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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