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Streetlight Taco earns a Bib Gourmand Award in the Florida MICHELIN Guide

Exterior of a restaurant with a neon sign over the front door.

The anonymous MICHELIN Guide inspectors today announced four restaurants will make their Bib Gourmand debut as part of the 2024 MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa selection. One of the recipients is Tampa’s own Streetlight Taco (4004 Henderson Blvd).

“We are delighted to announce the addition of Streetlight Taco, Sushi Saint, Tam Tam and Zaru to the selection of Bib Gourmand restaurants in Florida,” said Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “These restaurant selections prepare bold specialties with precision and intentionality, all at an excellent value. Our inspectors delighted in the impressive flavors and are confident that foodies – both local and from afar – will too.”

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Sizzling Copper Cooked Pork Carnitas Tacos | Photo via @streetlighttaco

“This South Tampa taqueria certainly ups the style quotient on the typical taqueria,” write the anonymous MICHELIN inspectors. “From the black-painted, exposed ductwork to the tables lacquered with Mexican comics to the open kitchen, this fast casual spot delivers on contemporary flair, and Chef Michael Brannock’s food isn’t pulling any punches, either.”

Streetlight Taco is Tampa’s top taqueria

Heirloom corn is nixtamalized in house for a menu featuring tacos, tostadas, salsas, sides and more. Don’t skip the Sunday snack tostada, an equal parts sweet-and-savory delight with two blue corn tostadas layered with cream cheese with lump crab, diced sweet mango and a mango habanero sauce. The Japanese eggplant taco with an heirloom bean puree and a chile onza salsa has just the right amount of kick. There’s a full bar, but a strawberry horchata goes down perfectly, too.

two tacos covered in meat on a plate
Photo via @streetlighttaco

Follow the restaurant on Instagram for more menu teasers.

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These new Bib Gourmand recipients will be honored on stage at the MICHELIN Guide Ceremony on Thursday, April 18, at the Tampa EDITION hotel. Attendance is by invitation only.

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