If you are looking for things to do on vacation in Indian Rocks Beach
Nitally's Thai Mexican Cuisine offers fusion cuisine fits the bill.
The first time I ate at Nitally’s, the restaurant was in it’s first location on 4th Street North, near downtown St. Petersburg, FL. It was in an 8’ x 10’, two table dining room with a counter and a kitchen in the back. Some of you might remember this location.
The food from this little Thai-Mex restaurant was fantastic!
Nitally’s is a fusion restaurant but it’s a truly reasonable, unusual and delicious mix of cultures and flavors.
In their original location, you met Ally, from Mexico, and Ally’s wife Nit, Kanittha, from Thailand. Both cooked, booth worked the counter, both waited the two tables, and both looked after their son.
Nitally’s has found a way to make the perfect union of what I think are the two best dining cultures.
Who doesn’t love Thai food?
- Thai Peanut Chicken
- Pad Thai
- Exotic spices
And who doesn’t love Mexican food?
- Cilantro seasoning
- Fresh salsa
- Tres Amigos
So why not Thai and Mexican!
The spices are what make all the difference.
Three Amigos – Grilled Chicken, Pork, and Shrimp wonton with Thai spices and,chips and salsa.
Thai Peanut Chicken Tortilla Wraps
Most of the dishes are Thai based but with a Mexican twist.
Most people know that Thai Hot is quite extreme. Nitally’s restaurant “does not kid around with their spiciness.” Their “medium” is truly what most Thai restaurants consider Thai Hot and they go hotter from there. With that said, the flavors at a mild heat are delicious. I can’t tolerate the medium so I don’t know anything beyond that, but I can only imagine how hot it gets.
This little restaurant has made an appearance on the Food Network’s Heat Seekers.
They even have a “bowl of inferno” that, as of July 1, 2014, two people have finished.Here’s the recipe
Unfortunately, based on what I saw in their startup situation, that little place on 4th St., St. Petersburg, I believed this little unusual candle burning at both ends was ultimately doomed.
Too small, running on too little help, and maybe a bit too unusual for the mainstream.
Boy was I wrong!
After about a year in their startup box, Nitally’s moved to St. Petersburg’s booming Grand Central District.
(727) 321-8424 (THAI)
2462 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33712
Here, they found a new home that can almost support the crowds who have discovered something to do in St. Petersburg, on a weekend night. It’s can be crowded and the wait staff appears to hustle. It’s also difficult for them to keep up.
Nitally’s is a great place to start a date in St. Petersburg or a great place to visit when on a beach vacation at one of the Tampa Bay gulf beaches.
When you go
Get there early or expect to wait.
I’ve called in a take-out at 7:00 on a Friday night that was ready in an hour.
Yes, it’s that busy. But worth it!
Here’s a map to Nitally’s
For the locals, it's on Central and 25th Street.