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La Teresita Restaurant

#24 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
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3214 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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05:00 - 05:00
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Sun 05:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 05:00 - 05:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i was really looking forward to my meal from la teresita with my company. we ordered 6 meals and some sides but what a disappointment. we got absolutely no silver ware or napkins... we ordered pork chops and got some disgusting looking pieces of pork in like soup. we got a salad and to our surprise NO SALAD DRESSING... they... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner there last night and had a HORRIBLE experience. First, all of our dinners arrived cold. When we talked to the waiter about it, he took all our plates of food back and stuck them in the microwave, 2 plates at a time. All the sides of rice were hard, dry and crunchy. The meat was dry. The... More 

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the customer service was outstanding. Particularly enjoyed a flavorful coffee (con leche) following our delicious evening meal.

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LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Cuban restaurant does a fantastic job of having an authentic, family owned feeling as soon as you walk in. We were seated quickly and loved some of the authentic decor and charm in a Latin neighborhood. Most of the servers are Latin men dressed in suits and were quick to bring over the best Cuban bread I've EVER had,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to go for late night munchies or just to satisfy a craving. It's old fashioned counter service, quickly delivered and satisfying the pickiest of eaters. Don't go if you are looking for a relaxing evening, as the food is served before you sip your cafe con leche, but it's hot, fresh, authentic and delicious. What... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were meeting friends for dinner before a cruise and I selected this restaurant because of the TripAdvisor reviews I had read. It was close enough to the DoubleTree where we were staying that their shuttle bus agreed to take us over and pick us up. I had made a reservation because it was a Saturday night and I expected... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Teresita has a wide menu options for those with hearty appetites and a small budget. The serving size is good enough to share or to have as a second meal. It is a good place to try Cuban food which seems to be authentic as you see the faces of satisfied diners which packed the restaurant. So...when visiting Tampa,... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to have dinner and from the parking lot was already packed - a very good indication that they serve good food. Another good indication is that most of their customers were Cubans so you know you're getting the real deal. We sat at the counter and couldn't help but notice how friendly and efficient the servers were.... More 

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Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Everything, wao, the coffee ☕️ I had 2 corralitos, delicious, and for later I bought a Cubano sandwich so big!!! And amazing, the Cuban bread😋go early so you'll be able to burn those extra calories during the rest of the day 😜

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Quaint cafe for some excellent food. Daily specials, in an authentic setting. The black beans, yellow rice, and picadillo is my favorite. Flavorful and always plenty of food. Cafe con leche tops off a great meal without breaking the bank. I enjoy this restaurant and eat here 2-3 times a month.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 00:00
Thursday
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 05:00
Friday
05:00 - 05:00
Saturday
05:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3214 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
Description
Best Casual Dining in the Tampa Bay Area, near Raymond James & Tampa International Airport. Cuban Cuisine - Cafe open till midnight, 24hrs. Thurs- Sat. Restaurant Live Music Nightly !!! Most Meals under $9, Great Daily Specials Banquet & Catering for any event 813-447-5807 Meeting rooms available for any occasion. Thousands served every week !!! Carryout 813-879-4909 Bulk meals & delivery 813-879-9704

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?