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West Tampa Sandwich Shop

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3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
813-873-7104
Today
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Cuban food in area

Excellent food. Despite it being very busy, the service is quick and friendly. Try the homemade empanadas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Brickell C
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent food. Despite it being very busy, the service is quick and friendly. Try the homemade empanadas.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Although my girlfriend is Cuban it was friends of ours who are Puerto Rican that prompted me to want to visit this Tampa landmark. Situated in the neighborhood of West Tampa, otherwise known as Little Havana, West Tampa Sandwich shop is such a well known institution in the Tampa Cuban community that politicians from both major parties have used it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you want to see what a local icon is, try this place for breakfast or lunch. Hispanic food at it's best! Try the sweet plantain omelet for breakfast with cuban bread toast and cafe con leche.It is just perfect. The place sounds like it's only sandwiches but it has a lot more than that! It is always full of... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

West Tampa Sandwich Shop is a small restaurant that's big on value. Pictures line the wall of celebrities and locals that have dined at this West Tampa icon for decades. Nothing fancy about it but make no mistake, the food is amazing. Keep in mind they are only open for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy!

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Monterey, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is the place to go for great Cuban Sandwiches in Tampa. The bread is deliciously buttery and crispy, the pork is succulent, and the pickles perfectly crunchy. The yucca fries and fried plantains are also delicious. Stop here and pick up lunch. You won't be disappointed.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was turned on to this place by a good friend several years ago. I now find myself dropping in for lunch at least once per month. What's good? It's all good. Period. End of sentence. The best part is the quantity and quality of the food for the price. Example: My wife and I ate there again today. I... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Have had Cuban sandwiches up north but this was our first experience in the cafe style. Loved the gals that worked there, kissing and hugging on their regulars...so cute. Fun to try new food

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I come here every time im on this side of town, sandwiches are great, love coming for breakfast and having my cafe con leche with a cuban sandwich! Yummmmmm

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San Jose, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-873-7104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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