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La Cabana del Tio

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1709 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755
+1 727-466-0504
04:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 21:00
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

we had carnitas, chicken and pulled pork (don't remember the Mexican name for it) tacos and the best were the carnita tacos. They were good but not great. I was expecting great. :(

Thank viviana r
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem , from the outside it looks like any other fast food joint but when you taste the food wow it's mind blowing the steak tostado is fantastic and the tacos at $2 each are great value

Thank Phill M
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Like the other reviewers have already stated: this place is a hole-in-the-wall, the ladies taking your order and getting your food are nice (but are also interested in the Mexican Soap Operas blaring on the T.V.), it's cash only, and it's good. You can NOT go wrong with the food here - I did see some other reviews about the... More 

Thank TrentFL
Clearwater, Florida
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119 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This hole-in-the-wall, authentic Mexican restaurant, is all about the food. It's street-food and it's so home-made that you would think you are eating on the beach in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) in Mexico, south of Tucson. There is absolutely no atmosphere (smiles) and there shouldn't be! It's kinda dingy but not run-down. It's full of local hard-working Latinos and, once... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I decided to stop in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. This small little restaurant in Clearwater is a hidden jewel of awesome Mexican food. The tortillas are made fresh all during the day. The dish I had was both tasty and just the right spice. The lady behind the counter was friendly and served us with a cheerful smile.... More 

1 Thank John P
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Recommendations were made that we visit this "hole in the wall" for its "authentic Mexican food". It was difficult to get past the lack of good air condition; dirty seating (only 3 tables to sit at, and about 6 stools at the counter); and watching the lady who made tortillas handle someone's dirty dollar bills and change then food and... More 

Thank FamilyMan1963
Clearwater, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Good food; horrible service. I ordered at the counter and sat at the counter under a blaring television. Three bored employees that never spoke to me. I went at noon and I was the only one there. I can see why!

Thank ClearwaterFoodie2014
United States
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

As mentioned, this is an easily-passable place, in a small retail strip next to a laundromat. Short on ambience, the star is the food. Order at the counter, self-serve drinks out of a beverage cooler. It is loud and difficult to order, due to a slight language barrier, kitchen noise, a TV, and a large and tall counter separating the... More 

1 Thank wahoobbk
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

La Cabana Del Tio is definitely a hole in the wall. But a quick Sunday lunch of tacos and a Jarritio is perfection! The tacos are $2 each (a quarter more for American style with lettuce and cheese). And they're delicious! My mother used to say a Chinese restaurant was good if you saw real Chinese people eating there. Well,... More 

Thank Rick S
Tampa, Florida
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband's barber told him about this place, located in a rather dead looking strip center, worth stopping in. The tacos are the main deal here at $2.00 by the piece, made to order and let me tell you the tortillas are VERY fresh, in fact, you can watch the staff make them. Tacos with chicken or bistec, or carnitas... More 

1 Thank BronxBornLady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-466-0504

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