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La Teresita Restaurant

3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (28 reviews)
“yellow rice” (30 reviews)
“cuban bread” (22 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have heard positive reviews about La Teresita from our friends in the area so we decided to try it. The restaurant itself is easily accessible. The hostess' greeting was cold and distant. Did not even looked at us. Once seated, we asked if we...More

Thank Misery78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for authentic cuban food, this is the right place. I have been here many time and have never been disappointed.

Thank Bobbie U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Teresita provides an engaging atmosphere of eating and socializing. Lourdes, our waitress, helped me pronounce my Spanish correctly in conversation and in ordering. The food was delicious, the portions were larger than anticipated, and the restaurant was kept continuously clean. I will be going...More

Thank JoeRay88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday is oxtail night, doesn't get better than that. It was my first night in Tampa, having dinner with an old friend, and of course we went to La Teresita. Delish food, great sides. The pictures are as good as the food.

Thank theWineMaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's my favorite place to get good food and feel like I'm stepping back in time to Old Tampa. Great beans and roasts. Desserts are excellent.

Thank VintageElizabeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here twice for dinner and both time I had carry out orders after my meal. In total I had four meals. My favorite meal was the carry out order of ox tail soup that I believe is an available special on Wednesdays. The...More

Thank afbrian2002
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you !!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If we don't go to Miguel's when dining with friends who live in South Tampa we go to La Teresita. Consistently good food with "locals and ethnic Cubans eating with their families. It tends to be a noisy place but that goes with being a...More

Thank Roamingbears
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such darn good food, I love the diner counter area. Friend and I had the jamon croquettes, lechon w/mojo criollo, dried beef w/tomato & chopped chilies, a large Cuban sandwich as well as a devil crab and plantain chips with garlic sauce. All of it...More

Thank SweetWillie
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You !!!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I like to go by and go in and order the cubans all the way. They are full of meat and the taste is great. The prices are resonable and the service is quick. You can also call in your order and they will have...More

Thank Bettye J
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much !!!

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My family has been going to La Teresita for many years. To many, it's the best Cuban food in Tampa... with a price tag much lower than some other highly touted Cuban spots. Service is always professional and on point. Can't go wrong with a...More

Thank edonmoyer23
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you !!!

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Will you be open for breakfast the day after Christmas? Monday, December 26th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 00:00
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05:00 - 05:00
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05:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
  • E-mail
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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