150 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Tarpon Springs
Near the train tracks and about a block beyond the Pinellas Trail, it’s in a part of town with a fair number of empty storefronts. But the 1-year-old Manolo’s is all inviting charm, with a big brick wall and a wrought-iron balcony from which diners peer down.
Chef/owner Manolo Rivera is doing Italian-Spanish fusion, with a passion for paella. With a menu section for Italian dishes and one for Spanish, he favors gutsy and rustic flavors like grilled skirt steak served with sauteed spinach and topped with a housemade chimichurri sauce.