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Historic Ybor City Food Tour

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  • Enjoy generous portions from food vendors around the neighborhood
  • Learn about the history and cultural significance of Ybor City
  • Vegetarian options are available (prior notice required)
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Historic Ybor City Food Tour
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Overview
Experience the historic neighborhood of Ybor City in Tampa on this guided walking tour that includes generous food and drink tastings along the way. Home to the United States’ oldest cigar-making families, this area of the city boasts a rich Latin culture and history. Dietary restrictions and food allergies can be accommodated with prior notice.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the historic Ybor section of the Tampa neighborhood on this family-friendly walking tour. During the food crawl, sample ample portions of various food, drink, and dessert offerings, such as Cuban sandwiches, mojitos, tapas, and flan. Plus, dietary restrictions and food allergies can be accommodated, as well as vegetarian requests (advanced notice is necessary).

In addition to tasting the local fare, learn about the history and culture of the Ybor City neighborhood, which was established in 1855 and includes influences from numerous cultures, including Greek, Italian, Cuban, Spanish, and more. And because of its successful cigar industry, it earned the nickname of "Cigar City."
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Reviewed August 15, 2018
Interesting History and Some Tasty Food

Our late start (caused by the company's scheduling snafu) was quickly forgotten once our guide Cindy began sharing Ybor City's history. The ample food samples along the way ranged from the ''just okay" pizza to the "outstanding" beans and rice and Cuban sandwiches, but the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed August 13, 2018
Ybor City Food Tour

The Ybor City Food Tour was excellent. The History was very interesting and the food samples was just enough and very tasty. The tour guide "Cindi" was excellent. Even in the rain we started on time and had a great tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sophia B
Reviewed August 7, 2018
Awesome Tour Guide!!

The Ybor walking food tour was really great! I have lived in Tampa for 35 years and I learned so much that I didn't know before the tour. Our tour guide, Laura, was so cute and sweet and had so much interesting information about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kbluesinger
Reviewed July 7, 2018
Good history, mediocre food, poor organization

If you are taking the tour for the history: our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, they did not share juicy tidbits that these tours often include but I did learn a lot about the area. If you are looking for food: This is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank energyz2018
Nadina T, Public Relations Manager at Ybor City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Hi Tourists, We are so happy you took the time to write about your experience. Ybor City is know for the great bars, cigar shops, and Cuban Sandwiches. Since 1855 our town has entertained the best through the endless festivals and fast foods. If you're...More

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Over Priced, Under Fed

Tour was scheduled for 12:30, received text morning of the tour changing time to 2:30 (no reason given). I believe because we were the only 2 scheduled on this particular day they wanted us to cancel. Tour was suppose to have 5 food stops. 1st...More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank John B
Nadina T, Public Relations Manager at Ybor City Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Good Morning John, I received your response today and wanted to address your concerns. We really appreciate your concerns as well as respecting your prior food tours experiences. Ybor City Food Tours began in 2014 with so many reviews that are rated 5 stars, we...More

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I think it would depend on the age of the children. There was a lot about the history of Ybor City, which young children may not appreciate (I personally found it fascinating). You would also want a group that was open to... More
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