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Papito's Cuban Cafe

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5305 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, FL 33625-5534
+1 813-849-7675
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Trinity, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We drove by, saw the sign, thought we'd give it a try for lunch at 1:00 pm. Odd place. Large single room, pool table and scarce loud bar crowd at one end. Cafeteria style counter on the other end. No menu, no prices posted. After ringing the bell a couple of times a pleasant girl came out and explained the... More 

Thank Lesnpaulette
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This place is overpriced and has worst service I have ever seen!!! The lady serving food (which is like a school cafeteria) was the most unfriendly person I have come across in the food service business. I ordered the ropa vieja which comes with two sides and the price was $15.00!! I inquired about the price and all she did... More 

Thank Charlie W
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

This place serves average subs, ingredients are no superior than subway. Deserts are decent. Don't expect to be blown away. Fast service. Open hours are not consistent. Looks clean. Priced above regular sub places.

Thank natalialopez2
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was remodeled and was very nice! However the staff was not overly friendly hmmmm.. come to think of it they were not even friendly! They look at me as if I had a duck on my head! I am not even sure they said Hi. The food is ok, but not good enough for me to go back.

Thank myvaca2011
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Time I opened the box I said that this couldn't be authentic Cuban food. It's more cafeteria styled "Slop". The meat is dry and flavorless, the rice is hard. It was so NASTY and I feel like I wasted 17$. This is something you wouldn't even feed your Dog....just plain nasty. Not the place to be for good Cuban food,... More 

Thank Malia25
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

I have given this place a couple of tries and when I walk into this place I always feel like an outsider. These people are not customer service friiendly. The inside is very nice and the food is "ok", but the due to unfriendly vibe they give off, I will not go back.

Thank myvaca2011
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Read about this restaurant in Fodor's and thought I would try it out...first let me say that the food is really reasonably priced and they give you lots of it that lives up to expectations. Was even impressed by the fact that the girl serving me gave me an extra side order and didn't charge me for it...however now to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Caribbean, Cuban
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  • Address: 5305 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, FL 33625-5534
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-849-7675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?