Since the Mid 1960′s, our mother Maria Soledad’s Taquerias have been satisfying and delighting hungry customers with delicious Mexican food throughout the Bajas of California. We grew up in the Bajas and the California border towns of Tecate, Tijuana and San Diego. Our mother was one of the first women entrepreneurs that was unknown to most, but revered by her many food fans wherever she set up shop, from La Paz, to Guerrero Negro, Bahia Tortugas, San Quintin and Tecate. Our mother believed that the process for good food is simple; ingredients should always be fresh, the recipes authentic and that there is no room for mediocre food or service (must always represent your name and food well). We are a casual, but modern and rustic, Mexican Taqueria offering fresh, handcrafted fare, inspired by our mother’s recipes and the old style “mercados” (farmers markets) and Taquerias of Baja California. We’re sure you’ll love our delicious, authentic, old world food!
See How We Make Our Guacamole
We prepare your food when you order it, right in front of you at our walk up show kitchen. You choose your tortilla type (corn or flour) freshly made before your eyes and a protein that is braised, grilled, or fried to order while chatting with the cooks about your selections. You can then choose from a variety of toppings. There’s something for everyone at Doña Maria’s. You won’t find better Mexican Taqueria Restaurant “street food” anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, our goal is to satisfy your taste for authentic Mexican flavors and in some cases introduce what real Mexican food is.
Our tortillas and house made signature salsas and sauces are made daily to complement the food we serve. At Doña Maria’s it’s not just about food, it’s about the entire experience. From the moment you walk through the door, we want to give you a sense of what our tradition of Baja California Style is all about, we invite you to relax in our modernly rustic but casual atmosphere, have fun piecing together your perfect meal and getting to know our family heritage and matriarch “Doña Maria”.