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Tijuana Flats

Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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2782 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6297
+1 813-975-0800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for tex-mex food. Interesting menu. Young girls waiting on you. Order at register,your name is called for delivery. No my favorite decor. Was not happy with music. The food was good. Got my fix,not sure I would return.

Thank Carol A
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you like Mexican food, this is the place. Great food, great taste, great service. Large portion so thing about sharing. Their specials are definitely the way to go. Lots of food at a great price. Quick service. Clean and neat eating establishment. Relax and enjoy a beer with your food.

Thank jaxdeb
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

When you first walked in, it looks like a typical restaurant. We waited for the waitress to seat us, she told us to go and order our food at the cashier (i thought it's kinda strange) and then sit down. We ordered and seated, gave us chips and salsa and told us about sauces bar. Got our food which was... More 

Thank Cristie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Food is absolutely great, atmosphere is fun and funky, sauces are amazing, and prices are very inexpensive. It is not a sit down waiter service restaurant, so not necessarily the best place to sit and enjoy a drink.

Thank David M
Tampa, Florida
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Have eaten at this Fowler Ave. Tijuana Flats several times. You look at the menu, order at the counter, find a seat, and they bring your order out to you. Today had chicken and refried bean enchilada and soft beef and bean taco. Choice of three sauces with enchilada. Portion adequate. Served with back beans and rice. Black bean and... More 

Thank William C
TijuanaFlats, Marketing at Tijuana Flats, responded to this review

Hi William, We are glad to hear you found our food tasty. Sorry to hear about the disappointment our expansion has caused. We are on track to being complete by labor day so it will be noisier than usual until then. The the A/C working in the adjacent unit now which should help with the cooling. If you could, e-mail... More 

san juan
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Flautas are good. Service is good. Rice is not good so bowls are not an option. Fair prices. Cheese and chips are really good.

Thank japonte
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very close to USF with a great busy atmosphere. They get through pretty quick during the lunch hour which is great!

Thank beachykeen_012
Marmaduke, Arkansas
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My family ate lunch there back in early April on vacation. The food was good and the service was fast. They have a good selection of hot sauces on their hot sauce bar.

Thank Tim S
Lexington, South Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

In Tampa for business. Happened upon this place, just wanted a bite to eat and a beer. As soon as you walk in they explain the menu/ordering process to you, but don't rush you to order. You order at the counter and they bring your food to you. Burrito bowl was excellent, and the manager brought me a beer on... More 

Thank highcat
Tampa, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Had lunch there recently, and I have to say the attention to customer service is awesome. The meal lacked a little, but service made up for it.

Thank BogeyGolf2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2782 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6297
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-975-0800
Known for serving the freshest Tex-Mex food and world famous Smack My A** & Call Me Sally! hot sauce.

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