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Cuban Breezes

#142 of 1,851 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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13980 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635-9656
+1 813-814-9939
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Charlotte, NC
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687 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got some take out from here. Couple of Cubans, something I think was called the Big Havana, maduros, fries. I love Cubans and these were good but Cubans are pretty basic. The Big Havana or whatever it was called was huge and really good. The maduros were great, I love those. The fries had an Old Bay type of seasoning... More 

Thank 2BEis2SKI
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their food and atmosphere! Nice neighborhood Cuban restaurant. All the servers are really nice and food is great!

Thank Estela O
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is consistently very good - and authentic! Locals (like us) either go here or order food for take out often. Highly recommend! Choices are also plentiful from the different kind of soups to the assorted Cuban sandwiches.

Thank Donna H
Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Inexpensive. Dine in or take out. Cuban sandwiches are very good. The Hawaiian is a favorite. Beans and rice excellent side and don't forget the secret sauce. Great place to stop in for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

Thank Geschickt
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Found the Cuban Breezes on a wondering exploration of Tampa. New Winter residents and wanted some authentic Cuban food. Found the restaurant and was impressed by the atmosphere, with outdoor seating, no waiting and knew the food would be good as there were lots of "locals" already there. The food was excellent and the service better. Would recommend for a... More 

Thank Rebecca S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great little Cuban restaurant with authentic food. A true taste of Cuba. Seating inside or out. Mexican beers and a small bar. I come here often.

Thank telscout
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I travel from Tampa to Vero Beach to Key West basically everything south of I4 . Miami is great but this place it the real deal for great Cuban hands down! Eat here flavor town awaits at the right price!

Thank FoodBarron
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here in the way home from the beach. My sister loves this place and she was right! Empanadas were amazing especially the chicken and the beef sandwich we had was big enough for five or six people. Friendly prompt service and wonderful food. Who could ask for more?

Thank Donna S
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1,339 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 808 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lunch or dinner, 7 days a week this place is always busy. The reason---good food at great prices. We stopped in for dinner with another couple tonight and once again were quite pleased. Two had the lechon asada with black beans and rice and the sweet plantanos. Large portions of tasty Cuban dish. Third member had a variety of food,... More 

Thank jaybeeFL
Suntree, Florida
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We picked this one out of a hat as we were in the area overnight and like Cuban food! We got real lucky, Ample parking, nice and clean and appealing atmosphere. Our server was very prompt and very attentive. The food was very good, tasty and hot (temp hot-my bugaboo) Reasonably priced too. I could not help but notice they... More 

Thank Toyoguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13980 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635-9656
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-814-9939

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