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Urban Cantina

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican

Features: Takeout

Cost range: 1.00-10.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

More in this neighborhood: South Tampa

Chris Rivas opened his first Urban Cantina in downtown Tampa in 2010, following up with a second restaurant on S Howard Avenue in one of those locations that has been a revolving door over the years (Infusions Tea, Hooker Tea Company, Bric, Strings n Rings). What's the lure? Tacos. Very competent, on handmade soft corn tortillas without an overload of toppers beyond the requested protein (or veggies, but warning: there's broccoli in there!). Pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, a swirl of sour cream or a dab of queso fresco, those kinds of things, often served with Mexican rice and very demurely flavored refried beans in a lively, lucha libre themed dining room.

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 4-11 p.m. Tue.-Thur., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

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Urban Cantina - South Tampa