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La Tropicana Cafe

1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
+1 813-247-4040
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban
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LOCATION
1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A Groupon brought us into Ybor City and Tropicana. It was lunchtime, so we thought we'd give the Cuban sandwich a try. Very dry, with just a few strands of pork, no cheese and it wasn't pressed. It was proclaimed to have the best Cuban...More

Thank icando515
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Tropicana is a rather large Cuban restaurant in Ybor City that looks like it has not changed in nearly 100 years. They make some very tasty dishes and they are well priced. Last weekend we went for lunch (usually we go for breakfast) and...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little cafe/restaurant, well located but so poorly signed that the phrase "blink and you miss it" really applies to it, specially in an area like Ybor where the eye tends to wander. It's also got an entrance in the back, which...More

Thank Milos_Hrma
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Consistently good and large portions. I always wonder how they can afford to give such portions at those low prices. Love this place.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I remember going here back in the 80's....love the Devil Crab and Stuffed Potatoes...all smothered in hot sauce. Only open till 3, so go early and get your fill of the crab. Also have great Cuban sandwiches. Us to only take cash, but now take...More

Thank 349Alan
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The food is good, but no cuban coffee like you get in other cuban restuarants. They had espresso and cappuccino.

Thank MVonel
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A must go for great food. Remodeled. Cuban coffee is incredible. Cubans are the best. Fast service. Yummy

1  Thank Corey K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great Cuban sandwich and a café con leche ( like café au lait ) It is Cuban coffee with scalded milk, most people take it with sugar. My favorite is a pressed Cuban sandwich and a Coke. Try other items on the menu, when...More

Thank Floridafish
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was supposed to be of Cuban food....I am cuban and the food was just ok. The restaurant has a great location in heart of Ybor city right in their main plaza. However, you can't even see their name on the outside due to...More

1  Thank mireyma1
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a place to come to if you want great Cuban food that's not expensive. They have good service and it's centralized in downtown Ybor city.

Thank Cmihigan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-247-4040
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