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La Ideal Sandwich Shop

2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
+1 813-870-0150
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 29, 2017
“Cuban gem in the heart of Tampa”
Mar 27, 2017
“Gr eat”
Closed Now
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Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since 2009. First and foremost, all hail the cafe con leche. This Cuban libation is some of the best coffee I've ever had. It's scalding hot. Ask for it with sugar. Second, their Cuban sandwich is probably the best one I've...More

1  Thank Tourist66
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Has best fresh squeezed orange juice not a large menu for breakfast. The Traditional breakfast is great for us non Spanish people. The coffee con lecha mist be good they pack the place for it!

Thank Chet H
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Best cubans, cafe con leche, burger, breakfast tamale, etc......come get it! I've been coming here for 20 years and it's still the same great owner and food.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean restaurant. Service exceptional. Cuban sandwiches very good. Excellent value for the price. Worth a try if you are looking for local authentic food.

Thank Perry C
Maria C, Guest Relations Manager at La Ideal Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thanks for the review. Hope to see you soon at La Ideal Sandwich shop

Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

If you live in Tampa and have not been here, you haven't been LIVING in Tampa! This is the best cuban sandwich in Tampa. Everything here is great and very affordable.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Don't let the building put you off. It's been an icon in this neighborhood for years and in the past 40 years we've seen many tenants and frequented the restaurant through many owners. Now, we (senior couple) often stop for the breakfast special at La...More

1  Thank Travel2Enjoy
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This used to be my go to Cuban/pork sandwich place. While it's been a few years I didn't expect it to change as much as it had. The Cuban I ordered came with pork and chopped ham(?), no salami (tampa's Cubans have salami) and the...More

Thank tlw529
Reviewed May 16, 2013

I've grown up around this place and eating many Cuban sandwiches,as every Tampanian should, La Ideal has one of the best! Meat in the Cuban is hot, good bread, and nice size for the price. Buy a large and split it with a friend! Also...More

Thank niko1607
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years and it is still amazing! The Cuban sandwich is authentic and delicious (bread cooked to perfection) and so inexpensive! Six people had an excellent meal for under $25! Love this place! The atmosphere isn't...More

1  Thank gatorcindy
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I called them same day for a platter of "ham croquetas" ham croquets.. Not only were they able to do it, they were delicious. The prices are also reasonable. Would visit again when back in area. It's a very no-nonsense, but food is good

Thank socarras4
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-870-0150
Cuban Sandwiches, Coffee Shop, Spanish Food
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