Friday, October 2, 2015

Jake's Cantina offers quick and enjoyable Mexican food on Indian Rocks Beach

During the past few years,  I have driven by Jake's Cantina hundreds of times. I never stopped because I honestly did not think it would be good.  


Today, I stopped and I have found my new "go-to" place for a shredded beef burrito!  Upon entering, you are greeted by friendly servers who are ready to prepare your meal.
(Note: I took this photo on the way out just incase you think I am fibbing about being greeted!)

There are three steps to the ordering process:
1. Pick what you want (tacos, soft tacos, burrito, naked burrito, tostadas, nachos, or quesadilla
2. Select what you want on it (veggie only, Mexican chicken, roast pork, ground beef, shredded beef (+$1), grilled shrimp (+$2) or grilled mahi (+$2)
3. Top it or stuff it.  Decide which of the 20 items available that you want!

In addition, they offer a wet burrito and pork tamales.

I ordered the shredded beef (+$1) burrito ($8). Paid for my order while they finished making it and took my food to a table.

Yes, Jake's Cantina is in the original Crabby Bill's family of restaurants. Along with IRB Sushi, Lulu's Oyster Bar, Sea Breeze Island Grill, and Ready, Set, Yo.

The dining area is larger than I thought it would be. There are five booths, a round table and two tables for four. 
There is also a counter space at the window so you can sit and people-watch.

The restaurant had quite a few full tables when I got there, and I knew it had to be good!
While I was gathering my things to leave, Manny (the manager) came over to take my tray. He informed me that catering is available and if you need 20 burritos or a huge plate of nachos, they can do it for you.
Another thing to note is the daily special.  I wish it would have been Wednesday, as that is BOGO burrito day! 
Monday - quesadilla $5
Tuesday - Wet burrito $5
Wednesday - 2 for 1 burritos
Thursday - 2 for 1 Mexican Pizza
Friday - Tostada platter $5
Saturday - $2 taco
Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11am - 9pm and Friday/Saturday from 11am-11pm.
Still have questions?  Call 727-595-6777 or visit their facebook page or website.
Tell them Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight sent you!