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California Tacos To Go

#190 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1450 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613-2372
+1 813-971-8226
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Dublin, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on our way to the Tampa airport to fly home to NH when I saw on the map that Cali Tacos was only 1 mile off the exit. It was worth the stop and so glad we had the grouper tacos; medium hot! Delicious! When you're standing there you can almost feel like it's a California experience. The... More 

Thank Ruth T
Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from the West Coast and crave a taste from home, this is the place! The owners are from Pacific Beach in San Diego and they have captured the SoCal flavor and brought it to Florida! YAY!

Thank Muneca517
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Staff was very helpful on our first visit. Had the "Guy Fieri special" Fish Tacos. Really good! I can't wait to try the other options on our next visit!

Thank Chris S
Temple Terrace, Florida
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166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A buddy calls me in the middle of the week between Christmas and New Years and says he wants to come to my end of town to eat at a taco place he's heard about. My buddy thinks outside the box, doing anything with him is almost always unusual and frequently an adventure. I hadn't seen him in awhile, was... More 

Thank RichDowns
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by again tonight. Had the grouper tacos special. That was a nice addition since the tacos are almost $4 bucks each, it was nice to put a special for 3-6 where they throw in a drink. Tacos were good... not amazing tonight but good still. Very filling too.

Portland, Oregon
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105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was led here by Roadfood, and was slightly disappointed. The service was friendly (I mean, it's just a stand, so that's not too important, but it was nice), but the food was just meh. The biggest problem was that the meat was fatty and gristly in a few bites, and the chicken was dry. The toppings were a bit... More 

Thank ralverde
Riverview, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the original one and had a delightful fish taco ... Went to downtown location couple times and found the fish tacos delightful as well as the chips and sauce ... Must say the original served better fare ...

Thank Bshameem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for months now and I must say that I'm addicted to the grouper tacos!!! The service is always amazing. Everyone is always so friendly and the food is always amazing! I haven't ordered one thing that I didn't love. I highly recommend this place. Much love😍😍😍

Thank butt2butt5996
Tampa, Florida
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525 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This location is a taco stand with a picnic table loaded patio off Bearss and Skipper and next to the Army/Navy store. Despite sitting just off the road, you do feel like you are removed - probably spirited away by the awesome food!! Go to the window and place your order and definitely get a drink (its hot!) Then find... More 

Thank TampaTrips
Riverview, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Very satisfying fish tacos at California Tacos To Go. We've been to both locations: Skippers and Dale Mabry. Don't overload with everything on offer; rather, ask for toppings you care about rather than fully loaded since that will tend to overwhelm the fish taste. Or get everything but on the lighter side. Two tacos make a full meal. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-971-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?