September 24, 2013

Local Eats in the Tampa Bay Area ~ Señor Taco

I love heading to the Gulf Coast of Florida.  I'm thankful that it's just a short drive from Orlando and yet it feels so far away.  Bryan and I were going west to meet some friends for a Florida Craft Beer tour.   The first part of our visit included stops along the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail.  We needed to get fueled up with some eats before we started our adventure.  The start of our journey led us to Señor Taco in Pinellas Park.
Señor Taco Pinellas Park

Our group got here around 11:30am and Eduardo one of the owners was there to great us.  There were seven of us in four different cars arriving at different times.  Eduardo answered questions about the menu and the restaurant; he made us feel right at home while we waited for everyone to arrive.  
Señor Taco Pinellas Park
While we were waiting for everyone we enjoyed chips and salsa.  The chips were perfect and we had three different salsas to choose from ranging from hot to very spicy.  The tomatillo salsa was my favorite among the three.
Chips & Salsa at Señor Taco Pinellas Park
It's nice having someone with you when you try a new restaurant, so that you can sample more food than you would be eating.  I got the Carne Asada Wet Burrito while Bryan ordered a couple of tacos.  I enjoyed my burrito, the meat was delicious.  I only wish the burrito didn't have so many garnishments on top; keeping it simple would have been better.  I wanted to savor the meat, but it got overwhelmed with lettuce and cheeses.
Burrito at Señor Taco Pinellas Park
Carne Asada Wet Burrito
Bryan got two tacos, one chicken & one pork.  They were delicious.  The homemade tortilla really makes these amazing.  My burrito was pretty big, so it worked out to where Bryan finished my burrito and had plenty to eat with his two tacos.  Next visit I'm sticking with the tacos, they are so good.  The simplicity works and makes the flavors pop out.
Tacos at Señor Taco Pinellas Park
We were looking for a lunch spot close to Rapp Brewery and I am glad Señor Taco was recommend by a friend in Tampa.  The food is what often brings us in to restaurants, but it's especially nice when the service is equally deserving.  


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