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Rumba Island Bar & Grill

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3687 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677-6307
813-475-5974
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find

Picked this place based on reviews. They were right on. Took my wife there for Mother's Day dinner. Sat on the patio, which although it is by the parking lot, is still quite nice. Open bar allows the air conditioning to cool the patio. had a guy playing guitar. My wife had the shrimp and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Al E E
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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293 reviews 293 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Picked this place based on reviews. They were right on. Took my wife there for Mother's Day dinner. Sat on the patio, which although it is by the parking lot, is still quite nice. Open bar allows the air conditioning to cool the patio. had a guy playing guitar. My wife had the shrimp and I had the Laffite shrimp/crab... More 

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Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We go here often, but only a couple of servers have the Service Thing going on at the Bar. We went for dinner recently and had to flag someone down for more drinks, which would only increase their tip if we could get more drinks. Not to mention we got up to get salt etc since the bar staff was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been to both locations of Rumba, the one in Oldsmar and the one in Clearwater! They both are fantastic! I eat there on numerous occasions and typically try something new every time, every single thing I have ever tried has been phenomenal! Such a good price for the quality of the food!

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Before I write my review I will say my husband and sons did not feel the same way! My family thought it was "alright", I on the other hand did not like it and was very disappointed. PROS- -The restaurant was beautiful! - Outside seating was great - Live music was great - Fast Seating - Drink "libation" amazing! -... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Except the service is better. This is a very nice island type bar, open air bar / indoor bar. We went here for dinner, and again she had seafood platter that she loved. Being a land lover, I had a black & blue hamburger, which was excellent. This place is very popular has live music on the weekends (at least... More 

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Fairport, New York, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Rumba's Island Bar and Grill is over priced, over-rated and the food leaves a lot to be desired. On a beautiful sunny Florida afternoon, we, along with 2 friends, stopped at Rumba's for lunch. I'm so sorry that we did. It was awful! It was 1:00 PM and our waiter looked like he just got out of bed. I'm not... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped by and was impressed by service. I say this because I was being helped by a new employee in training. He and his mentor did not miss a beat. The food was good as I had a great fish sandwich. Would recommend.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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150 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Shrimp was their top special on their board, it was 5:30 on Saturday early evening and they were out of it. We were a group of six meeting early as we had tickets to a show. Our feeling if they are out of shrimp at 5:30 someone wasn't doing their job correctly. The server seemed high? We had to ask... More 

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Burlington Vermont
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There were four of us that dined on March 7. Three of the group have been many times, I have only been this once. Atmosphere was good. We didn't have the chance to sit at the outside bar and enjoy a cocktail, but would love to next time, looked cozy. I had the Salmon Ocho Rios, which was very good,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had dinner at the Oldsmar location Feb 28 (2015); were were a group of 10-12. I thought the food was quite good and reasonably priced. I don't know how to characterize my complaint other than the service lacked class. Some examples: drinks that were ordered were given to the person closest to the server and we were asked to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3687 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677-6307
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Oldsmar
  • Phone Number: 813-475-5974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?