From San Diego, To Tampa Bay

Our recipes are authentic and time-tested.

Our menu is packed with classic dishes we create from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, fresh ingredients. From delicious burritos to tasty tacos, house-made guac or delicious horchata, your meal will be one of a kind. Our operation was founded on delicious, fresh ingredients and knock-out awesome San Diego style Mexican cuisine. Casual and friendly, our original "Skipper Road" store stands as a food landmark in North Tampa. We offer catering too!

Featured On "Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives"

We have the best food around and an atmosphere to match.

California Tacos To Go Diner's Drive Ins & Dives

Step 1: Select Your Cali Mex Favorites

Original Grouper Fish Taco

Just like you get in San Diego…Tempura battered, quick
fried, Juan’s White Sauce, pico de gallo & shredded
cabbage on a soft tortilla.

The Famous Taco that landed us on the Food Network! Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

Amped Taco

Fresh corn tortillas with your choice meat filling and Cali
Veggies (shredded cabbage & pico de Gallo).

Awesome Burrito

Extra-large flour tortilla with Cali veggies, rice & beans
and your choice of meat.

Godzilla Burrito

Nearly 2 lbs!!! of Cali veggies, rice beans and your choice
of meat.

California Burrito

Burrito with crispy French fries instead of rice & beans.

Breakfast Burrito

Extra-large flour tortilla with fresh scrambled eggs, rice,
beans, cheese & pico de gallo.

Cali Fries

Seasoned fries, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour
cream and choice of meat.

Cali Bowl

Rice, beans, cheese, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, sour
cream and choice of meat.

Cool Quesadilla

Served with sour cream, pico de Gallo and choice of meat.

Super Nachos

Cheese, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream.

San Diego Rolled Tacos

Topped with guacamole and cheese. (Chicken or

Buffalo Style Rolled Tacos

Topped with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese. (Chicken or Carnitas)

Step 2: Choose Your Meat


Seasoned, with sautéed onion and peppers

Pork Al Pastor

Achiote marinated, diced and grilled


Tasty shredded pork

Ground Beef

Seasoned ground beef

Fish - (Voted #1 in San Diego)

Tempura Grouper


Rice, beans, cheese, veggies, sour cream & guacamole


Tempura style Portabella mushroom

Shrimp & Chorizo

Spicy Mexican sausage with grilled shrimp

Carne Asada

Grilled skirt steak

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Step 3: Choose Your Heat


Fresh green tomatillo, cilantro & cumin


Salsa Verde with fresh jalepeno & cilantro


Roasted chili de Arbol seasoned and blended to perfection


Make it hurt!

Step 4: Customize It

Cheese, Sour Cream or Guac

taco add .49 | burrito add .99

Loaded (Cheese, Sour Cream & Guac)

taco add .85 | burrito add 1.70

Kids (12 & Under)

Kid Taco

Chicken or Ground Beef & Cheese.

Kid Quesadilla

Melted mixed cheese on 10” tortilla.

Kid Bambino Bowl

Chicken, rice, beans & cheese.

Snacks, Sides & Drinks


Real Pork Rinds

“Chicharrones“ While they last

Bag of Chips

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Queso

Chips and Guac

Surfer Munchies

Warm Churro



Pinto Beans

French Fries

Side of Pico de Gallo

Side Of Sour Cream

Side of Queso

Side of Guacamole


Soda fountain with Refills

Bottled Water



Mexican Coke

"Wipe Out"

Housemade Horchata


All Packages Include Plates, Napkins, and Serving Utensils

“Loaded” guac, sour, cheese add $1 per person
Can Soda or Bottled Water add $2 per person

Minimum of 10 people to order per person please


$10.99 Per Person

(1) Rolled Taco

(2) Basic Tacos or (1) Burrito
(Chicken, Pork, Carnitas, Ground Beef, Veg)



(1) Churro

$11.99 Per Person

Big Bag of Chips and Pico

(2) Better Tacos or (1) Burrito
(Carne Asada, Shrimp y Chorizo, Fish)



(1) Churro

$12.99 Per Person

House Salad

(1) Rolled Taco

(2) Better Tacos or (1) Burrito
(Carne Asada, Shrimp y Chorizo, Fish)



(1) Churro

The Original Skipper

Order Today: (813) 971-8226
1450 Skipper Road, Tampa FL, 33613
Sunday - Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 9PM

South Tampa Location

Order Today: (813) 374-0224
808 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL, 33609
Open 7 Days A Week: 11AM - 9PM

St. Petersburg Location

Order Today: (727) 954-7905
1003 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL, 33701
Open 7 Days A Week: 11AM - 9PM

The Deals & Promos

Our Mission, Values, & Goals

You're the reason we put forth our best each and every day. We have a passion for delivering great service and high-quality products and want to make your experience one of the best in the Tampa Bay. Come on in and enjoy CaliFries or a few Cali Fish Tacos! One thing we've learned in all the years in the industry is that no two guests are the same. We can customize the dining experience for anyone who walks through our doors.

We have the best San Diego style Mexican around and an atmosphere to match. Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh, local and delicious.

South Tampa Location

808 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 374-0224

"The Original" Skipper Rd. Location

"The Original" Skipper Rd. Location
1450 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: (813) 971-8226

St. Petersburg Location

1003 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 954-7905


If you have what it takes, let's discuss employment opportunities. Come on in and fill out an application.

Reach Out To Us