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La Bamba Spanish Restaurant

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4815 W Laurel St, Tampa, FL 33607-4507
+1 813-287-2575
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cuban Cafeteria near hotels on east side of airport. Two lunches-two traditional dishes, both delicious and inexpensive. Wish I had the time to try more, DEFINITELY back again.

Thank Jim C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This Cuban cafeteria style restaurant sets a very casual atmosphere. The portions are very generous, I had left overs. The staff is friendly and the line moves quick, so have a idea of what you want to eat. I was so impressed with my simple pork, rice and beans, I'm still thinking about how great it was. Absolutely delicious. A... More 

Thank Jennifer S
York, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed at the Hapton Inn next door and decided to give this place a try. Cuban sandwich and Lentil soup for my wife and I hit the spot. Authentic food in a casual setting, family run, cafeteria like, but more bang for your dollar. No alcohol, but the food was spot on. Highly recommend this place if you are staying... More 

Thank ek2stix
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is great if you are in the mood for cuban breakfast. The girls are courteous and fast. You can tell that the little family business is with a lot of love.

Thank Betty A
Tampa, FL
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My breakfast sandwich was a lil spartan but good. Felt like there was more bread than breakfast fixins. Tell them to add whatever or more of what you want and they will for an additional fee. I now know that for next time. I always get their extra yummy roast pork for lunch and have never been disappointed. My coworker... More 

Thank travelbuni01
Columbia, Missouri
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I asked a worker at the Tampa Airport where to go for lunch, specifying a locally-owned restaurant not necessarily on the tourist circuit. We were sent here and we were not disappointed. You get a full plate with meat and two sides for a very reasonable price. Very flavorable and interesting tastes. I would definitely come back again.

Thank HistorianMom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great little place for lunch. The roast pork is delicious and this place is always crowded. They also make a great Cuban sandwich.

Thank Judy D
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a small, nondescript breakfast and lunch restaurant in the Westshore area of Tampa. The food is plentiful and always tasty. Cafeteria style for the hot food and sandwiches are made to order. Friendly and laId back but efficient. Very busy during the 11:30 to 1:00 time slot but we'll worth it.

Thank Michael B
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of my favorite lunches. The Milanesa Steak is amazing! It is very busy with limited parking so you do have to plan to wait and to search for a parking spot.

Thank Casie R
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great little spot in Westshore. Portions are large and reasonably priced. I've tried everything in their hot bar and I've never had a bad meal. They're open for breakfast (call ahead) and get a colada to share with friends (sweetened cuban coffee for sharing, or drink the whole thing and see into the future). Get there before 12pm if you... More 

Thank Eric B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4815 W Laurel St, Tampa, FL 33607-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-287-2575

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