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Rumba Island Bar & Grill

3687 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677-6307
813-475-5974
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Ranked #5 of 68 Restaurants in Oldsmar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Caribbean, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visting Oldsmar area due to family business. We were seeking good food, peace and quiet and and a non-chain restaurant. We found exactly what we were seeking at Rumba Island in Oldsmar. Really enjoyed the beef and shrimp kabobs with black beans and rice. Beer was icy cold, too! Service was perfect, attentive without being bothersome. Try this place out,... More

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Allentown, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The menu here was incredible, very different and exotic which is a great change from the ordinary. The food was excellent - We ordered from the special lunch menu and the portions were still very big. The ribs were great and also the coconut rice, which is cooked in coconut milk. The crab mac and cheese was superb! The service... More

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Palm Harbor, FL
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134 reviews 134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been meaning to try this place because it was close and had good reviews. Had lunch there on a rainy Friday. Not impressed. Consider that this place is named Island Bar & Grill. It is mostly a bar that serves food. The bar square footage is as big or bigger than the food portion. The food tends to... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Rumba was a well lit , welcoming restaurant , filled with people enjoying themselves. The menu had a variety of food items, which should appeal to a variety of tastes. The service was excellent and the manager came by the table to check on us. Can't wait to go again!

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Palm Harbor, FL
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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sweet little muffins were a great start. We ordered off the early bird menu. Everything else barely hit 3 stars. The coleslaw was very sugary sweet with an odd fruit favor undertone. I had the pulled pork. It looked ok except for the super sugary ketchup poured over the top. It had a fruit undertone as well. Not good. Portions... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I really love the sit up and atmosphere. I took my assistant here after a rather long and arduous Friday. Our server, Aida, was very warm and personable. She made me glad I stopped here on Gulf to Bay. We order oysters and Ahi Tuna nacho appetizers. Both were excellent. My assistant has a draft and I had a rum... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've been here before for lunch with friends and enjoyed the food so decided to go back with my husband for dinner. The atmosphere is a mix of family friendly and bar depending upon where you sit. The seating is comfortable and not crowded at all. I love the different takes on mango/pineapple and other fruit flavors in the meals.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Parking is difficult for this restaurant and when it's hot, whew, you have to walk in the heat from the back parking lot. But...the indoor/outdoor bar was convenient and bartenders friendly. Outdoor seating with umbrellas adjacent to outdoor bar. Hostess and all servers were exceptionally nice. Food also was very good. We had the calamari as an appetizer it was... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have been to Rumba's many times as I pass by it on my way home from work every day. It is one of my favorite "go to" places to stop for an early supper or happy hour with my hubby and friends. They have a fun ambiance which includes their indoor/outdoor bar and neat island style artwork. The food... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly people, excellent food at fantastic prices! My family & I were on vacation and stopped here for dinner. It was by far our best experience! I would highly recommend coming here. The cranberry stuffing is incredible! The meals are generous with nice portions. Everything was SO yummy! Family friendly too! Nice early menu that doesn't end at... More

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