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Arco Iris Restaurant

3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
+1 813-879-1357
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (7 reviews)
“rice pudding” (5 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Pechuga empanizada smaller than before and over cooked , moros moist and much better, yuca w/ mojo soft and delightful, much better than before. Mixed bag. Need to see those giant pechugas again. Still my favorite place in Tampa.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great food in a casual setting! This is one of those casual friends and family cafes where you can get enough home cooking to go home happy. We chose the chicken and fish entrees and beans, rice and plantains. All were delicious and the portions...More

Thank AvaE27
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My friend took me here (while visiting her in Tampa) because she's been coming here for years. They offer an unusual mix of Cuban and Chinese food in what I would call a diner atmosphere. I had the Palomilla steak, fried yellow plantains & the...More

Thank MissMuffet63
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great lunch spot if you get there in time. The Habana Avenue location can get crowded and they have a small parking lot. Service is very good and so is the food. I usually get the chicken or the pork and both are excellent. Their...More

Thank uneekware
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great place for some good authentic home-style Cuban cuisine in the heart of the Hispanic district in Tampa.

Thank Joel P
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

A local recommended this place and we were excited to eat an authentic Cubano sandwich. We ordered takeout and asked a few questions and the staff was incredibly rude. The cubano sandwiches were basically ham sandwiches. Not at all impressed.

Thank Vixter200
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Looked up Cuban Restaurants and they were recommended. Walked in and saw what to be Cuban people. We knew it was authentic. Bread was yummy. I ordered the Kingfish and was blown away, it was wonderful and we all tried it. Someone else had the...More

Thank dawnandrews33
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Arco Iris has been in business for many years serving Cuban food for the soul, It is always flavorful, generously served, at moderate prices. The added bonus is the fried rice, not always associated with this cuisine, but so delicious! Try the ropa vieja, yuca,...More

Thank DeeDee3579
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The place was dirty , all tables messy so the restroom. The food reheated and extremely poor quality Cuban food. I will never come back .

1  Thank Tomas P
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times through the years and always enjoyed good food at a fair price. Last night we were there with extended family (a party of 9). Everybody had something different and it was all very good. Especially great were...More

Thank jhsandnnc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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 - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-1357
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