5 to Try: Hot and Spicy Dishes

Like it spicy? From a fiery Mexican meal to a hot Indian dish, sample the best tongue-tingling delights in Tampa.

Updated: March 05, 2004

5 to Try


Don Pan Intl Bakery Inc

202 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609

Traditional Venezuelan corncakes get a fiery mantle of hot sauce at this cozy bakery and restaurant.


Udipi Cafe

14422 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Forget lamb vindaloo--this south Indian cuisine will blow your taste buds sky-high with fiery eggplant curry.


Noodle Lounge Restaurant

1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Fresh chilies, zingy fish sauce and vibrant lime-leaf and lemongrass give noodle dishes an authentic, spicy punch.


Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

5211 Park St N, St Petersburg, FL 33709

Luscious molten cheese-centered green enchiladas have a slow-building sneaky spice that creates a powerful thirst and lifelong fans.


More Spots for Spicy Dishes


Moon Under Water

332 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701


Royal Palace Thai Restaurant

811 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606