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La Ideal Sandwich Shop

2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
+1 813-870-0150
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
29 Jul 2017
“Cuban gem in the heart of Tampa”
2 weeks ago
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Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place and prices for being so close to the stadium. Glad we found it and not touristy at all which is what we prefer. Good stop before a game at Raymond James to fill up on the cheap.

Thank Banny9949
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since 2009. First and foremost, all hail the cafe con leche. This Cuban libation is some of the best coffee I've ever had. It's scalding hot. Ask for it with sugar. Second, their Cuban sandwich is probably the best one I've...More

1  Thank Tourist66
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Has best fresh squeezed orange juice not a large menu for breakfast. The Traditional breakfast is great for us non Spanish people. The coffee con lecha mist be good they pack the place for it!

Thank Chet H
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best cubans, cafe con leche, burger, breakfast tamale, etc......come get it! I've been coming here for 20 years and it's still the same great owner and food.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Nice clean restaurant. Service exceptional. Cuban sandwiches very good. Excellent value for the price. Worth a try if you are looking for local authentic food.

Thank Perry C
Maria C, Guest Relations Manager at La Ideal Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thanks for the review. Hope to see you soon at La Ideal Sandwich shop

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

If you live in Tampa and have not been here, you haven't been LIVING in Tampa! This is the best cuban sandwich in Tampa. Everything here is great and very affordable.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Don't let the building put you off. It's been an icon in this neighborhood for years and in the past 40 years we've seen many tenants and frequented the restaurant through many owners. Now, we (senior couple) often stop for the breakfast special at La...More

1  Thank Travel2Enjoy
Reviewed 3 December 2013

This used to be my go to Cuban/pork sandwich place. While it's been a few years I didn't expect it to change as much as it had. The Cuban I ordered came with pork and chopped ham(?), no salami (tampa's Cubans have salami) and the...More

Thank tlw529
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I've grown up around this place and eating many Cuban sandwiches,as every Tampanian should, La Ideal has one of the best! Meat in the Cuban is hot, good bread, and nice size for the price. Buy a large and split it with a friend! Also...More

Thank niko1607
Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years and it is still amazing! The Cuban sandwich is authentic and delicious (bread cooked to perfection) and so inexpensive! Six people had an excellent meal for under $25! Love this place! The atmosphere isn't...More

1  Thank gatorcindy
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-870-0150
Cuban Sandwiches, Coffee Shop, Spanish Food
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