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Green Lemon

Green Lemon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cicciorestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/green-lemon.html
  • Phone: (813) 868-5463
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Visit us on the web @ http://cicciorestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/green-lemon.html for more information regarding catering
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to forty guests and is perfect for all occasions, from birthdays to bridal showers. Dinning options are extremely flexible and we work closely with you to take all of the worry out of planning your next event. The only limit is your imagination... and state applicable laws :)
  • Private Party Contact: Jordan (813) 658-8195
  • Entertainment: - House DJ Mathias spinning the Best of Pop, Top 40, and Dance Thursday through Saturday Evenings

    - Classical nylon guitarist Daniel playing your favorites from Santana to Tito Puente Saturday Afternoon

    - 12 50" HD Televisions, so you won"t miss any of the action (including the NFL Sunday Ticket & MLB extra innings)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morrison
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet on the Weekend as well as the use of three 40 spot over-flow lots will take care of all of your parking concerns.
A word from Green Lemon
Fun. Modern. Mexican. Green Lemon is a healthy and modern interpretation of authentic Mexican fare. From our signature fiesta bowls featuring slow simmered pork, braised short ribs or ancho lime grilled chicken breast to our classic "road-side" street tacos prepared on fresh made corn tortillas or bibb lettuce... Enjoy fresh made guacamole at your table-side while you enjoy one of our many rotating artisanal ales from our 22 draft taps and satisfy your cravings for healthy Mexican. In the evening, sidle up to our bar and try one of our infamous Margaritas, or spice it up and try a unique tequila from our bar full of over 60 different tequilas while our live DJ entertains by spinning the latest hits. On the weekends, join us for Mexican brunch, table-side bloody marys, monstrous mimosas and live music. Green Lemon removes the ordinary from extraordinary and brings you the best Mexican food in Tampa... All that you have come to expect from Ciccio Restaurant Group.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We were a small group of out of towners who ended up at Green Lemon on a recommendation. I'm so bummed we can't be regulars because I totally would be! We did the dip trio and happy hour specials with the 24 oz house margarita for $9 and the 3 street tacos for $8 (you pick from about 10 options mix and match). Great variety of flavors - I got one with buffalo chicken, one with ahi tuna and one with chicken and avocado. All amazing flavors - tangy and complex...the only complaint was the buffalo was a bit spicier than I anticipated. We even got a free dessert for being first timers!! Our server was super helpful...phenomenal experience all around!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I was very pleased at how accommodating the employees were at Green Lemon. We had a table reserved for 15, and it ended up being about 20+ when all said and done! The hostess and our waiter worked hard to ensure that our extra guests were seated near us - which meant moving a party from a reserved table to a different table. We were all very thankful, the food and drinks were great, and we all had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My favorite place! I bring all our oyt of state visitors there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was in Tampa for the weekend and Green Lemon far surpassed my expectations. Margaritas come in 3 sizes: 14oz, 24 oz, and 60oz.... and they are DELICIOUS! My friend and I had 48oz of margs each and we were flying high! The food was equally fantastic... my only complaint is that for $9 you get a relatively small amount of guacamole (as compared to a Roccos Tacos portion) but it was worth every penny! The tuna taco is a MUST try! Everything was seasoned perfectly and the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservation for 8, and were meeting up with some friends, including a couple we hadn't met yet. The hostess says she doesn't have a reservation fire that time and name, even after showing her my confirmation. The restaurant want that full, so she sat us at an empty table to wait for the rest of our party. Well, it turns out that the coyote we hadn't met yet had shown up a minutes before us and checked in under my reservation. I have no clue how the hostess wasn't able to figure out that the party she had just seated was mine. Same name, same number if people, same time, and opentable. Smh. Don't expect your typical breakfast items at brunch. They all have a Mexican flare of some sort, which we found delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "had a great tiem on a Girls Night OUt at the Green Lemon. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My new sexy lady took me for tacos, on taco Tuesday and holy jeez! What fire tacos! They were excellent!! The tuna appetizer was extremely tasty as well! I'm a big taco fan and these are at the top of my list! It was just a little loud in there for my liking. I had trouble hearing my date. Our service was excellent, server was awesome! Knowledgeable, friendly, and on point! Between the whole staff I don't think we had an empty plate on the table for more than a minute! Next time I visit Tampa I will be back, promise! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was great as always, but it was extremely loud. My friends and I had to yell to be heard even at our small 4 person table."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is filled with college age patrons. The atmosphere is great and the food is very untraditional Mexican but very tasty. The waitress we had was awesome and could not have been better, one of the most helpful and most friendly I may have ever had wait on me. The place was a bit loud but had an atmosphere of very friendly folks. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner if you want a great tasting and filling meal. I will go back!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Fresh take on Mexican food, with the Ciccio Group stamp. This was our first trip, and we plan to go back. The a la carte Taco trio is a great idea. First timers get a free dessert; you gotta like that."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went for a friends 40th birthday party. The food was so great and the atmosphere was energetic. Lots of hot boys as eye candy for the married ladies. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Love Green Lemon. It's the best Mexican flare spot in Tampa!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Love the food & the drink menu. I always forget that on Thursday nights it joins the bar scene of Soho. So don't go to catch up with someone you haven't seen in awhile. It gets pretty loud. But the energy is fun!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Love the Green Lemon- their food is always consistent and delicious but the waitress Laura K is what makes this experience always FANTASTIC."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate here somewhat late (9 pm) on a Friday. It was hopping. The food was excellent, and the service just perfect. If you're looking for a place to conduct conversation, this is not it. If you want good food, tasty Margaritas, and the best guacamole this side of Texas, Green Lemon is the place!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've never actually felt this way about a server but whoever trained your staff really needs to remind them that they aren't part of your group. Our server was WAY too friendly. We had a baby with us and she wanted to know everything from what diapers the mom was using to what stroller she had and if he was sleeping through the night. She did everything but ask to hold him. It's one thing to be friendly but this was over the top and made us uncomfortable. The food was good and came out quick and hot. Overall it was a nice dinner."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food is fresh and good. Had an early dinner on Sunday night and the place was crowded and very noisy. However it was happy hour, the service was rushed but efficient. Had two small plates - the ahi tuna with jicama salad and buffalo wings. The red Sangria was not great. Mixed crowd of adults and families with little kids. Very casual but a boisterous crowd. Will return at a quiet time. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Laura our server was FANTASTIC !!!! When I go back she is the one I want to wait on me. The food was as great as it always is.....Avocado appetizer and trio of Taco's, can't miss. The Bloody Mary Bar is the bomb. This place is amazing."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I'm new to Tampa and will be back. Food is great and the guy playing live guitar is very talented."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Let me just tell you, the appetizer trio dip was AMAZING. I could just lay there and eat the cheese all day long. The chips were also amazing and had a delicious seasoning... Almost like a BBQ, Doritos/Pringles like flavor. YUM. I got the trip street tacos with mani mahi, pork and brisket. Those were great. My coworker got the Cuban pork sandwich that was "hella good... Especially when you put that cheese on it from the trio." Just go there. The walls are vibrant and fun, the atmosphere was casual and fun. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I have been eating here since it opened as the Lime. Guacamole is to die for as are the tacos. Good menu and drink menu. If you tell them its your first time, you also get free dessert! Its great that they take reservations for small parties as well YUMYUMYUM"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to the Green Lemon for Valentine's Day. The employees were fun, upbeat and polite. The ambiance was hip & fresh. The service was a tad bit slow, but it was a Friday night on V-Day so that's what I expected. Our waitress was very kind and knowledgable of the drink list. I'm young and trying to branch out from my Bud Lights and Miller Lights and she helped me settle on a beer and it was very enjoyable. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We very much enjoyed the wings, avocado fries and dip trio (a 3-way dip as you can imagine: salsa, queso, guacamole, and chips) appetizers. The guac was fresh and tasted fantastic. Our entrees were equally excellent. I recommend the gigante chicken taco. Try this place out!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This a great spot for margaritas and Mexican food! Sundays they have a great bloody mary! Always a go-to for pick up, dine in or even birthdays."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wow! Excellent menu! Terrific flavor pairings! Went to Green Lemon with my wife for a late lunch and to celebrate Valentine's Day. Loved the decor. Was vested by our server Chris, who promptly took us to our table. Very relaxed place. The food was delicious, just right portions and great attention to detail. Chris had great recommendations and was knowledgeable about the menu. Excellent drinks and food! I enjoyed the fact that they played up beat music, not the typical Mexican music that is usually a given. Mexican fusion at its best, not overdone. Great neighborhood location. Reasonably priced. You definitely have to try the appetizer trio! Well worth your visit!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "First time at the Green Lemon, and we really enjoyed the fresh food and atmosphere. Will return again!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were all happy with our visit to the Green Lemon last Friday night. There were 8 of us and we were seated immeciately( made reservations). Waitress was great, but hard to hear since it was so loud in the restaurant. Margaritas and Tacos were good, not spectacular, but we all had a good time and the staff was great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Took some friends here who had never been. They loved it. It was packed but we were served promptly and with a smile."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance, and food was to Die for! Loved the Bloody Mary cart! Reccomending it to all! Can't wait to return to this delicious place again!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Authentic Mexican favors mixed with healthy choice ingredients (i.e. quinoa)"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We were tourists in the Tampa area and saw the Green Lemon listed on Open Table. After reviewing the menu we rearranged our schedule to dine there. It was so worth it. Our waiter was excellent. He pointed our the happy hour drink specials (24 oz margarita for $9) and other great menu deals. The food did not disappoint either. We started with the avocado fries. These were sensational and even non-avocado eaters were taken in. The poppers were spicy, and the nachos quite large. I had a three taco special and could barely try each as I was so full. When our waiter heard it was our first visit he served us complimentary dessert. I cannot wait for a return visit."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "For is good and reasonably priced. What stands out most though is the service. Extremely attentive and extremely friendly"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Never dissapointed... as usual great food, service and ambience"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "The Green Lemon has outstanding Mexican food at a very affordable price. The hapy hour drink specials were great and everyone loved their food. The Mahi-Mahi fish tacos were absolutely amazing. The food is made fresh, well seasoned and not only appetizing but food for the eye as well. Everyone at our table (group of 6) loved their entrees and wanted to go back for more. The portions are hearty but not overwhelming. Truly a neighborhood gem that is a must visit if your in the Tampa Bay area!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "It's not authentic Mexican but it tastes delicious and the service was great! We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Food was awesome and service was superb. We will be coming back."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Go earlier for better service they get behind when it gets busy."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "The young staff is friendly and passionate about the food there. Every recommendation was spot on. Great guac, street tacos and a fantastic rendition of mac n cheese!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "I've gone many time and have never had a bad experience. Staff are friendly and food is great!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times before and my whole family loves it. We took my 11 year old there for his birthday dinner (his pick) however, on a Friday night, would have been better to go earlier. Kids are fine for prior to 7 pm. After that it turns more into a bar scene. Still loved the food, and will go there again but for the kids I'd say go earlier versus later in the evening."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We have driven by the restaurant several times and decided to try it! The food was delicious and we were able to try several of the dishes because the portions were perfect. We cannot wait til our next visit !!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013