About Us:

Vallarta's first location belongs to the City of Temple Terrace, which opened on July 9th, 1992. The first founder of Vallarta's is Jose Jimenez Macias, along with his wife, Maria C. Jimene Leon, and his cousins from Georgia, Juan Manuel Onate Macias and Jose Antonio Onate Macias.

Vallarta's is a family owned and operated business. Because of the first location’s success, Jose started to open up more locations throughout Tampa Bay, which gave his family the opportunity to partner up with him in the restaurant business.

We strive to bring delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine at reasonable prices to our community. Our entrées are served in a relaxed family setting that you, your friends, and your family are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied.

Hospitality, professionalism, pride, fanatical attention to detail, team work and service, respect for diversity and abundance thinking are the core values that guide Vallarta's efforts. There are restaurants that lead and there are those that follow. We were created with the intention of leading the way in what authentic Mexican restaurants, food and service should be all about.


No matter what your occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant promises to make your dining experience a pleasant one. Come on in and try our delicious food! If you love Mexican food, you will love us. We look forward to serving you.

We provide the following products:

  • Mexican Food
  • Dine In
  • To go
  • Margaritas