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“Best Pressed Cuban BUT call Chef Gordon Ramsey !!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hugo's Spanish Restaurant

Hugo's Spanish Restaurant
931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
813-251-2842
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Ranked #1,014 of 2,066 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Pressed Cuban BUT call Chef Gordon Ramsey !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you are looking for an awesome pressed cuban in Tampa this is your place. If you are looking for good authentic spanish food NOT GOING TO FIND IT THERE. I am tired of being charged for lousy spanish food that taste like your at La Teresita on Columbus Drive. Not sure if this place changed owners but the food has no flavor and always taste old. Today ordered a devil crab and it was frozen in the middle. The buttered bread tasted like a wet noodle and was not even toasted. The ropa vieja tasted like Ragu with chunks of chewy gooey fat on meat. This place needs someone to call Chef Ramsey and either get a new kitchen or re train the cook. GOOD LUCK AND DON'T SAY YOU WERE NOT WARNED !!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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“Excellent and simple Cuban food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I stop in at Hugo's regularly - sometimes for take-out. The Cuban food is authentic and excellent. I'm particularly fond of the black beans and rice, and the Spanish Bean soup. The Cuban sandwich has great taste as well - the bread comes from La Segunda, the premier Tampa bakery for Cuban bread. The staff is friendly and helpful. This is also a great place to pick up sandwiches for your tailgate party - Support this local family business!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hugos - Eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you are on South Howard Avenue, eat here - don't overthink it. It is that simple. The ropa vieja is great, the cuban sandwiches are good, and the prices are dirt cheap. What more do you want?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Cuban food - cheap prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

At Hugo's you will not be disappointed. They have great food and at decent prices. The service is even fast! Definitely need to try!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“mmmmmm amazing cuban sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a great place to grab a quick lunch for an affordable price.
The cubans are great as is the rest of the menu.
The prices are very reasonable.
I can grab lunch with a tip with a ten dollar bill and still get change back.

Visited February 2012
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