Taco the Town
The Nueva Cantina team isn’t offended if you refer to the restaurant as “that Mexican place.” The nickname, lovingly given to the original St. Petersburg outpost, has helped propel Nueva Cantina across the bay and into their new location near Ballast Point — the longtime home of Love’s Artifacts Bar and Grill. “In February we purchased and renovated our first food truck and realized it was time to do another brick and mortar store,” says Nueva Cantina managing partner Louie Spetrini. “With an eye on South Tampa for quite some time, we knew we wanted to be part of the renaissance that is excitingly happening right now and could not be more pleased with the neighborhood’s enthusiasm.” The restaurant specializes in Central Mexican dishes, like tacos and burritos, enchiladas, chile relleno and pollo mole, made with fresh ingredients and modern twists. Inside, local artists the Vitale Brothers created edgy and vibrant murals to liven up the dining room, while a lighted patio bar keeps the party going outside.
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4918 S. MacDill Ave. | (813) 831-1101 | nuevacantina.com
Monday-Thurs, Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.