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: Mains


Original Grouper Fish Taco

Tempura battered, quick fried, fish sauce, pico de gallo & shredded cabbage on a fresh corn tortilla.

Featured On: Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

Amped Taco

Fresh corn tortillas with your choice protein, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo

Quesadilla

Choice of protein, cheese, sour cream, & pico de gallo

Cali Fries

Seasoned french fries topped with cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream & choice of protein.

Awesome Burrito

Extra-large flour tortilla with your choice of protein, veggies, rice & pinto beans.

Godzilla Burrito

Nearly 2 lbs of your choice of protein, veggies, rice & pinto beans.

California Burrito

Extra-large flour tortilla with your choice of protein, veggies & french fries (instead of rice & pinto beans).

Breakfast Burrito

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

Chimichanga

Extra-large flour tortilla with your choice of protein, cheese, sautéed peppers & onions & quick fried

Cali Bowl

Choice of protein, rice, pinto beans, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, sour cream & cheese.

Super Nachos

Topped with cheese, pinto beans, guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream.

San Diego Rolled Tacos

(Chicken or Carnitas) Topped with guacamole and cheese.

Buffalo Style Rolled Tacos

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

Step 2: Choice of Protein


Chicken

Seasoned, with sautéed onion and peppers

Pork Al Pastor

Marinated in achiote, diced, & grilled

Carnitas

Shredded pork

Ground Beef

Portabella

Tempura style mushroom

Fish - (Voted #1 in San Diego)

Tempura style grouper

Vegetarian

Sautéed peppers, onions, rice, pinto beans, sour cream, cheese, & guacamole

Shrimp & Chorizo

Spicy Mexican sausage with grilled shrimp

Carne Asada

Grilled skirt steak

Step 3: Choose Your Heat


Mild

Fresh green tomatillo, cilantro & cumin

Medium

Salsa Verde, fresh jalapeño & cilantro

Hot

Roasted chili de árbol, seasoned & blended

Spiked

Make it hurt!

Step 4: Add-Ons


Cheese, Sour Cream or Guacamole

taco +0.49 | burrito +0.99

Loaded (Cheese, Sour Cream & Guacamole)

taco +0.99 | burrito +1.99

Kids (12 & Under)

Served with a juice box


Kid's Taco

Chicken or ground beef & cheese.

Kid's Quesadilla

Melted mixed cheese on 10” tortilla.

Kid's Bambino Bowl

Chicken, rice, pinto beans & cheese.

Snacks, Sides & Drinks


Snacks


Chicharrones (When Available)

Bag of Chips

Chips and Pico

Chips and Queso

Chips and Guac

Churros

Sides


Rice

Pinto Beans

French Fries

Pico de Gallo

Hot Sauce (mild, medium, hot & spiked)

Sour Cream

Queso

Guacamole

Drinks


Bottled Water

Can of Soda

Fountain Drink

Mexican Bottle

Jarritos

Horchata

Juice Box

Appetizers


Buffalo Rolled Tacos

Chicken or Carnitas
$24.99
-Serves 8-

San Diego Rolled Tacos

Chicken or Carnitas
$28.99
-Serves 8-

Chips & Pico de Gallo

$10.99
-Serves 6-

Chips & Guacamole

$12.99
-Serves 6-

Chips & Queso

$10.99
-Serves 6-

Chips, Guacamole & Pico

$13.99
-Serves 6-

Basic Taco Bar ($9.99 Per Person)


Each person gets TWO warm corn tortillas. Tacos are served with shredded cabbage & pico de Gallo.

Pick 2 Fillings

Chicken
Pork Al Pastor
Carnitas
Vegetarian
Portabella
Ground Beef

Pick 2 Toppings

Cheese
Sour Cream
Guacamole

Pick 2 Sauces

Mild
Medium
Hot
Spiked

Pick 1 Side

Rice
Chips
Pinto Beans

Premium Taco Bar ($11.99 Per Person)


Each person gets TWO warm corn tortillas. Tacos are served with shredded cabbage & pico de Gallo.

Pick 2 Fillings

Carne Asada
Grouper
Shrimp & Chorizo

Pick 2 Toppings

Cheese
Sour Cream
Guacamole

Pick 2 Sauces

Mild
Medium
Hot
Spiked

Pick 1 Side

Rice
Chips
Pinto Beans

Burrito Box ($10.99 Per Person)


Burritos are filled with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, rice & pinto beans.

Pick 2 Fillings

Chicken
Pork Al Pastor
Carnitas
Carne Asada
Vegetarian
Grouper
Ground Beef
Shrimp & Chorizo

Pick 2 Sauces

Mild
Medium
Hot
Spiked

Pick 1 Side

Rice
Chips
Pinto Beans

Sides


Sauce

Mild, Medium, Hot or Spiked
$3.99
-Serves 14-

Rice

$6.99
-Serves 6-

Pinto Beans

$6.99
-Serves 6-

Guacamole

$12.99
-Serves 10-

Sour Cream

$6.99
-Serves 14-

Churros

$8.99
-Serves 12-

Policies:
• We require payment in full at the time a catering order is placed
• At least 48 hours notice is recommended for catering orders
• Menu prices and/or items are subject to change at any time
• Before place an order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy
• Consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood, or poultry may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain health conditions

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
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Open 7 Days A Week: 11AM - 9PM

St. Petersburg Location


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

Employment


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

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