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La Teresita Restaurant

3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“yellow rice” (32 reviews)
“roast pork” (29 reviews)
“plantains” (22 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the reviews the bar was set very high. Maybe that was my mistake, but for a Spanish restaurant my food was lacking flavor. I do have some knowledge as my in-laws are from Puerto Rico and Ecuador, so I’m not completely clueless as...More

2  Thank des162
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in Tampa since 2004. I've tried many Cuban places over the years. Recently a friend who grew up in Tampa took me to La teresita. I've been back several times since and I can say it's the best Cuban I've had ever. The...More

Thank unixnerd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice family style restaurant, authentic Cuban food with large portions, also enjoyed the live music. I would certainly dine there again the next time I am in Tampa.

Thank jane w
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A must go to place to eat, and experience true Cuban food. The bread is fresh baked, and the food is ample to fill you up. We had the pork chunks, and stuff fish dishes along with yellow rice, plantains, and black beans. Too full...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

My new favorite place to eat while in town. The laid back, family friendly atmosphere reminds me of my childhood where locals can go to get a quality meal. If you like soul food like flank steak, shredded beef, chicken, rice and beans, you will...More

Thank captaintroy
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This place is said to be a staple in Cuban food in the Tampa bay area. That being said I visited today with my Cuban mother and husband. What an embarrassment. Mom ordered a cuban sandwich it came with light meat 3 pickles lettuce and...More

2  Thank SaraRoseStar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

La Terestia serves an incredible ropa veija and Cuban sandwich. The cafe con leche is amazing and is always perfect. This is the first place my family stops when we get off the plane in Tampa!

Thank Mike and Annie R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Went on a Sunday lunchtime and only waited a few minutes for seating. The staff is always helpful and although crowded they never rush you. Had the platano relleno (first time) and it was delicious. Got the red beans and yellow rice and it was...More

Thank JCB556
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd try this restaurant coming from the Tampa airport. It is close and received good reviews. Let's start with the confusion between the restaurant and the cafeteria sides. Still didn't quite figure that out. It was busy but the establishment could use a facelift-...More

1  Thank Teri64_11
Reviewed 29 August 2017

La Teresita is a great place to score some genuine and authentic Cuban food. Great atmosphere and very reasonable prices. We sat in the dining area on the East side of the restaurant, have yet to (but will for sure) try the West side counter...More

1  Thank Jay R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 5:00 am
5:00 am - 5:00 am
5:00 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
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Best Casual Dining in the Tampa Bay Area, near Raymond James & Tampa International Airport. Cuban Cuisine - Cafe open till midnight, 24hrs. Thurs- Sat. Restaurant Live Music Nightly !!! Most Meals under $9, Great Daily Specials Banquet & Catering for any event 813-447-5807 Meeting rooms available for any occasion. Thousands served every week !!! Carryout 813-879-4909 Bulk meals & delivery 813-879-9704
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