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La Teresita Restaurant

3246 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast pork” (39 reviews)
“yellow rice” (40 reviews)
“plantains” (24 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 5:00 AM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3246 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went with a large group for lunch. Our tables were ready, service was very good and the food was very well prepared. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Roasted chicken was outstanding. Sides of black beans, arroz moro and plantains were tasty. Well worth the trip...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ARay44
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently visited the Tampa area and wanted some good Cuban food. La Teresita did not disappoint. We tried a variety of items including several beef dishes and a rice option. The sides were delicious. We loved the plantains and the chick pea soup was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friends brought me here, and it was their first time here, too. They were recommended to this by people in the events industry. It was quiet until they turned on the music, a little loud. All 3 of us had pork, different ways. I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going here for over 30 years, and this is our go-to place for Cuban food. We always sit on the side with the barstools and counter service, where most of the locals sit. The best cafe con leche in Tampa, for sure. Always...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catharine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of a complex so if you don’t spot it right away, don’t give up! (The inadvertent side trip into the bakery was nice though!). This is more like a “family” of diners and servers - it’s filled with laughter, music and yes,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kimberleemcpike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a top shelf, swanky place with (at some places) snooty waiters then this place is not for you. If you want real Cuban food, with restaurant decor that harkens back to 1960-ish Havana then please go here. Great food, and service...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank barbara k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to La Teresita was for breakfast, and was great, they serve traditional breakfast with a Cuban twist, plus warm Cuban bread buttered. The coffee is great it goes great with any meal, especially breakfast. My second visit was for lunch, I had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Josue C
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We love to find new Cuban restaurants and this one did not disappoint. It had great food and a family atmosphere. We had the roast pork with rice and black beans and it was excellent. The bread they provide which is complementary was very light...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Zippymi
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Staying at the nearby AC Hotel and searched for best Cuban coffee (since being in Tampa). This place is a mile away and what a great find. We went both mornings. Once for breakfast - it was very busy and really good. Very attentive staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 61helenad
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The prices of the food here has ALWAYS been unbeatable from others in Tampa. The portions are great and can be shared with another person. The service is amazing and friendly. My ONLY place for Cafe con Leche, and roast pork, other than home of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank C V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 5:00 AM
5:00 AM - 5:00 AM
5:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3246 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
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Best Casual Dining in the Tampa Bay Area, near Raymond James & Tampa International Airport. Cuban Cuisine - Cafe open till midnight, 24hrs. Thurs- Sat. Restaurant Live Music Nightly !!! Most Meals under $9, Great Daily Specials Banquet & Catering for any event 813-447-5807 Meeting rooms available for any occasion. Thousands served every week !!! Carryout 813-879-4909 Bulk meals & delivery 813-879-9704
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