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West Tampa Sandwich Shop

3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
813-873-7104
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Ranked #117 of 1,961 restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Cuban
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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English first
San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was in Tampa for a short visit and asked a cashier at a store for a local, non chain, Cuban restaurant. She recommended West Tampa Sandwich shop, which was a few miles away. We went there and had the Obama Cuban and the most delicious bread pudding I've ever had (and I have had a lot of bread pudding).... More

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Rome, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Very good honey Cuban sandwich. Got a large & my companion & I had enough for lunch. Not hard to find, but busy at noon. Would definitely return.

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Sarasota, FL
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199 reviews 199 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I don't believe this place is as fantastic as some of the reviews make it out to be. That said, it was very good. I kind of want to say its 3.5, but I'll either round up to 4 or just give it a straight up 4. Naturally, I went with the triple meat sandwich, tripleta, whatever. Steak, pork and... More

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Trinity, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was the best find I've ever found in Tampa. I had the Obama cuban, with the honey on top, but I liked my boyfriend's original one better. The large is HUGE - just get a small with one of their great empanadas. $15 for both of us and we left stuffed.

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Tampa, Florida
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248 reviews 248 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had heard about the Honey Cuban sandwich from my friends at work. Just the thought of having a Cuban sandwich coated in honey was very unappealing, but I had to try it. In my mind, there could never be a better Cuban sandwich than what I had in my home town of Miami. Well, I was wrong. This method... More

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Tampa, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This local establishment in Tampa is a gem. Latin flavor abound with an eclectic mix of Tampa residents enjoying a cup of cafe con leche and some of the finest cuban sandwiches in West Tampa. A must for someone looking for local flavor and Tampa's signature sandwich.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

While the outside may not thrill and chill you, let me assure you the food will. West Tampa has the most authentic and best tasting Cuban food that I have found in my 13 years of living here. Not only is it fresh and delicious, the portion sizes are huge, and the price is LOW. My boyfriend and I eat... More

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Pasco, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stopped by for dinner our last night in Tampa, where we were visiting from WA State. We found the place by Googling "best Cuban sandwich in Tampa" and they were the first search result. The food was really good and Andy the owner was very courteous and went the extra mile in telling us about the shop. The place... More

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Pasco, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We almost didn't go in this restaurant based on what it looked like from the outside, but we were really glad we did. This family owned business has its walls plastered with photos of customers. And you can tell they love their customers and their customers love them back. When one of the owners saw us looking at a picture... More

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Tucson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is apparently a local institution. A diner with excellent Cuban specialties (my first experience with this type of food). I tried a sampling of 4 soups and was not disappointed. The family running the diner (son and daughter of owner; I apologize I dont recall their names) were the MOST accommodating I have EVER experienced. The food is fantastic.... More

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