Apr 11, 2024 - Food and Drink

Michelin honors Tampa's Streetlight Tacos

tacos on a plate with the streetlight logo

Streetlight Tacos. Photo: Courtesy of Logan Profitt/Michelin

Streetlight Taco in South Tampa has received Michelin's Bib Gourmand, the organization announced yesterday.

State of play: The restaurant was recently added to Michelin's Tampa guide. Three other Tampa restaurants share the honor, and three others have a coveted star.

  • More stars could be in our future after the Michelin Guide hosts its private Florida ceremony on April 18 in Tampa.

What they're saying: The anonymous inspector praised Streetlight's contemporary style and the fact that Chef Michael Brannock nixtamalizes (a form of preparation) corn in-house for extra tasty tacos, tostadas, salsas and sides.

Michelin's favs: "The Sunday snack tostada, an equal parts sweet-and-savory delight with two blue corn tostadas layered with cream cheese with lump crab, diced sweet mango and a mango habanero sauce."

  • "The Japanese eggplant taco with an heirloom bean puree and a chile onza salsa has just the right amount of kick. There's a full bar, but a strawberry horchata goes down perfectly, too."
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