Jan 3, 2022 - Food and Drink

The best taco at Tampa's Mekenita Cantina

The pork tacos at Mekenita Cantina in Tampa.
The pork tacos at Mekenita Cantina in Tampa. Photo: Ben Montgomery/Axios

👋 Hey! Ben here.

It took a few trips, but I’ve finally found the best dish on the menu at Mekenita Cantina, a gem of a Mexican restaurant in central Tampa featuring Oaxacan cuisine.

The chili garlic-rubbed smoked pork tacos are lights out.

  • I could eat a plate of the pulled pork alone, but it comes on a fresh flash-fried corn tortilla, topped with chipotle salsa and — the best part — habañero Taki crumbles.
  • Go. Eat. Let us know what you think by emailing [email protected]
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