Ybor City

Ybor City, Tampa: Address, Phone Number, Ybor City Reviews: 4/5

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Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
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The Pidge
Wayne, NJ395 contributions
Endlessly Charming
Jul 2021
This was unexpected.

Despite having visited Tampa countless times I never bothered with Ybor City. I won't make the mistake again. In a busy metropolitan area with tourist-friendly beaches and expensive resorts, I couldn't have imagined a full-fledged historic district. There are dozens of quirky shops, brew pubs, and restaurants- particularly of the Latin variety (although there's something for almost everyone).

There are some problems- the area has more homeless people than Hollywood and Times Square, although I visited early in the day when they surely appeared more prominent. The parking garage is a bit of a walk from the center of the "city". And I imagine in the evening the place is an inebriated frenzy like Key West (that's an assumption but it has the same vibe). Still there is lots to like here, especially if you have an appreciation for history- definitely worth a few hours away from the beach.
Written July 27, 2021
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TravelChic4469
Terre Haute, IN436 contributions
Relaxing day
Jul 2021 • Friends
Came here with friends just to have a day out and enjoy browsing cute shops, cigar shops, and have lunch at Carmine’s. Lots of clubs in the evening.
Written July 18, 2021
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Dwayne M
6 contributions
Visit with my wife
Jul 2021 • Couples
Visited Ybor City .....Ate at Carmines Italian restaurant....I give the food really a 3-1/2 -4 stars.It was good ,it could have stood a little more spice.
Written July 15, 2021
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Selah B
Winter Haven, FL60 contributions
Date night fav
Jun 2021 • Couples
Quaint by day lit by night. So much to take in. Definitely a must do after 7pm. There is every kind of restaurant, formal table service, grab-and-go, outdoor seating, bars, hookah lounge, cigar joints, live music, DJ's and more. Plenty of parking but I recommend using the free trolley system.
Written June 27, 2021
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KevinTheGuide
11 contributions
Beautiful architecture surrounded by people who never left the party.
Jun 2021 • Solo
This was my first visit to Ybor and I was very disappointed. Ybor's architecture is beautiful no doubt, and I'm sure some of the restaurants are great. But I felt very nervous walking around. There were homeless people all over the streets, enough to shame NYC (I would know I am in NYC a lot). They're barely any stores worth going into, mostly bars, tattoo parlors, and cigar shops. There were also numerous people smoking weed on the sidewalks. Some of the woman were wearing what could barely be considered clothes. Then there were the militant BHIs screaming on the streets. Needless to say this is not a place to bring a family.
Written June 26, 2021
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gaylordmiller
Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
Hold on to your - whatever you hold on to
Jun 2021
We had dinner at Columbia's and walked 7th Ave pretty late on a Sunday night. Lots of activity and some of it a little uncomfortable. Loud bikes, loud people. While I did not mind and thought some was interesting to see, my wife was uncomfortable the entire walk. The cigar culture was great, lot of storefronts and people sitting there enjoying nice smelling cigars. Probably visit in the early evening. Not so much Havana any more, felt more like New Orleans.
Written June 23, 2021
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Erica A
Dallas, TX11 contributions
It was LIT!!!
Jun 2021
Very live vibe on Saturday night!! Lots of food, music, nice people in the Pizza Parlor (sorry, don't remember the name).
Written June 22, 2021
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Adi Yahav Brito
Tampa, FL31 contributions
Nice place to dinne and hanging out with friends
Jul 2020 • Friends
Look like old city well kept clean
Nice place to hangout with friends,place for dinning, parking close by
Written June 17, 2021
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Georgia87
112 contributions
Could be great. Too many homeless and closed businesses.
Jun 2021
We went for an afternoon to see what was around and happening. Many of the businesses were closed. A good many homeless were laying around. Police were hanging around keeping an eye on them. We were disappointed but hope the best for the area. Maybe when the COVID stuff is over...
Written June 5, 2021
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WorldTraveler1976
NYC225 contributions
Really want to like this area
Apr 2021 • Family
Not a family friendly area of town, especially with young children. Strung out, druggies strolling all over town. Nearly a fight in front of my family on one afternoon. Not enough police presence. This area could be super cool and trendy, as there are wonderful businesses there, but they definitely need to clean it up.
Written May 29, 2021
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