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Urban Cantina

#101 of 1,980 Restaurants in Tampa
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
+1 813-221-8226
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (51 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had dinner at the Urban Cantina yesterday. We're from out of town and were looking for something Mexican. This place was near the hotel and was well-reviewed, so that's where we went. We arrived near 8:00 pm, and it was crowded...More

Thank djlucas
Reviewed yesterday

Urban Cantina has delicious food. Everything is fresh. Starting from the chips and salsa and all the way to the fried ice cream desert. Everything on the menu is great. They make excellent margaritas too. Best Mexican food in downtown Tampa, and at a reasonable...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a nice surprise. Cool urban restaurant. I had the shrimp and fish tacos and they were yummy. Downtown Tampa needs more cool places like this. Great food and atmosphere...cheers

Thank Kmerne
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and i are really picky on our mexican food and this did not disappoint. The carnitas were perfect, she had tacos or various meats and each one was really good. No bad choices. We even had two picky kids under 11yrs old who...More

Thank travelingpharm11
Reviewed 29 April 2018

we wanted some great Mexican food so we asked our shuttle driver and he recommended the Urban Cantina.. he was right one!!.. more than enough food for 1 person.. great service great food a must if in Tampa..

Thank gasman333
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This place had some tasty stuff- no doubt. Anyone who will put fries inside a burrito is a food genius. Service was ok (it was a busy night) but the foods was out of this world. Will come back for sure!

Thank SouthernTraveler99
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The urban cantina was stumbled upon by our group accidentally the day before a Cruise. It was such a wonderful Mexican treasure even the one among us that doesn’t really like Mexican really enjoyed their lunch. We enjoyed a variety of dishes from authentic tacos...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and Tampa is one of many fun cities to visit for St. Patrick's Day. They dye the river green, people are generally friendly and not too unruly, and everywhere seems like a party. However, St. Patrick's Day is not what...More

Thank AnSc
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very friendly service. Mango margarita kind of small. Mole sauce a bit overwhelmed by flavor-enhancers. The food was OK. The problem with this place is that it's just not that clean. The men's restroom was in a terrible state, which drew my attention to the...More

Thank ChristopherAllen
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Rude staff unwilling to accommodate large parties. Very impersonal. The food that we (finally) received after an hour was just okay.

Thank Rachel M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-221-8226
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