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La Teresita Restaurant

#31 of 1,883 Restaurants in Tampa
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3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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05:00 - 00:00
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Sun 05:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 05:00 - 05:00
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ORD
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such darn good food, I love the diner counter area. Friend and I had the jamon croquettes, lechon w/mojo criollo, dried beef w/tomato & chopped chilies, a large Cuban sandwich as well as a devil crab and plantain chips with garlic sauce. All of it terrific except the devil crab, I much prefer the devil crab at Alessi Bakery. Entire... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to go by and go in and order the cubans all the way. They are full of meat and the taste is great. The prices are resonable and the service is quick. You can also call in your order and they will have it ready when you get there.

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Thank Bettye J
Roxbury, Vermont
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been going to La Teresita for many years. To many, it's the best Cuban food in Tampa... with a price tag much lower than some other highly touted Cuban spots. Service is always professional and on point. Can't go wrong with a meal here!

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Indian Rocks Beach
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367 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a really popular place and thre first challenge is finding a parking space in their large sprawling parking lot. The building inside and out is not much to look out but clearly the throngs are here for the food. You won't leave hungry as the portions are large. Service is "brisk" but the waiter returned often to check on... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a few different items from this restaurant. My least favorite ous their Cuban and my absolute favorites are the yuca and plantains. The rice and beans are yummy and most main dishes are as well. Never had a bad meal here.

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Thank haleym319
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Melrose, Florida
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on a short weekend trip with grandchildren found La Teresita on TA and what an experience! If you're looking for upscale go elsewhere. If you're looking for real (good) Cuban food you'll love this hole in the wall. Unbelievable portions, the yellow rice SIDE was served on a dinner plate by itself with a big soup bowl of black... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place!! Everything is great on this menu!! Yuca Fritas and the mayo/garlic sauce is awesome! The staff was so nice! Will recommend to anyone

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Excellent cuban food! The black beans were, by far, my favorite. Generous portions too! Try the fried yuca, it is also tasty. I'm stuffed when I leave and want to take a nap. Will be back.

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LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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Tampa, Florida
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190 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you want great Cuban cuisine this is the place. It is not fancy inside but the food is fantastic. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank mbrstuff
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Huge menu of fabulous, authentic Cuban food. Close to the airport, this unpretentious restaurant is a delightful way to please almost any palate. Waiter was helpful when choosing our entrees and prices were great. Lunch entrees were huge. Would suggest ordering different things to share. Pork dish was extraordinary and starter bread was yummy. Be sure to visit the bakery... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 00:00
Thursday
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 05:00
Friday
05:00 - 05:00
Saturday
05:00 - 05:00
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
Description
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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