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La Tropicana Cafe

1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
+1 813-247-4040
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cuban coffee” (12 reviews)
“deviled crab” (19 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban
1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went in here looking for a Cuban meal and was disappointed. The food was reasonable for the price ($6.99 for a large Cuban sandwich) but it wasn't the real deal. The Cuban was really just a ham sandwich, with miniscule amounts of roasted pork on...More

Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by locals, who said they served the best Cuban coffee and bread. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

Thank cjonesramirez
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We ate lunch at la Tropicana because someone recommended it as "authentic" Cuban food in Ybor City. We were very disappointed. The service was slow yet friendly when the waitress finally serviced us. The food was sub par. The Cuban sandwich was not authentic. It...More

Thank 4puts
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A Groupon brought us into Ybor City and Tropicana. It was lunchtime, so we thought we'd give the Cuban sandwich a try. Very dry, with just a few strands of pork, no cheese and it wasn't pressed. It was proclaimed to have the best Cuban...More

Thank icando515
Reviewed 8 August 2017

La Tropicana is a rather large Cuban restaurant in Ybor City that looks like it has not changed in nearly 100 years. They make some very tasty dishes and they are well priced. Last weekend we went for lunch (usually we go for breakfast) and...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a nice little cafe/restaurant, well located but so poorly signed that the phrase "blink and you miss it" really applies to it, specially in an area like Ybor where the eye tends to wander. It's also got an entrance in the back, which...More

Thank Milos_Hrma
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Consistently good and large portions. I always wonder how they can afford to give such portions at those low prices. Love this place.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I remember going here back in the 80's....love the Devil Crab and Stuffed Potatoes...all smothered in hot sauce. Only open till 3, so go early and get your fill of the crab. Also have great Cuban sandwiches. Us to only take cash, but now take...More

Thank 349Alan
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The food is good, but no cuban coffee like you get in other cuban restuarants. They had espresso and cappuccino.

Thank MVonel
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A must go for great food. Remodeled. Cuban coffee is incredible. Cubans are the best. Fast service. Yummy

1  Thank Corey K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-247-4040
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