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Review of Ybor City

Ybor City
Ranked #37 of 201 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Love this place! Games, bar and food! Great place for adults! 4 Stars because it is a lot of fun, and something to do in the area.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Visited Ybor City on a Sunday morning and enjoyed a relaxing and interesting walk through the streets and the park. Liked the attempt to present something of the original character through the buildings. The various commemorative plaques give insight into the lives of some of the persons who shaped the city. There are plenty bars and restaurants and a few shops, the majority of which were closed when we visited. There is a self-guided walking tour map available.

4  Thank 2Marvalous
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to have a date night in Ybor City and we loved it! There are plenty of affordable parking areas that are walking distance from the many bars and restaurants. We first went to a very big arcade which includes a restaurant and bar. They have a variety of games including pool tables and darts and so much more. Then we went to the Muvico theater. The architecture and decor is very beautiful and unique. They also have a cute little cafe with tables. They even have beer and wine! We would definitely go back there again for another date night! =)

1  Thank JanelGutierrez
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stopped here during our 2013 Christmas holiday. Had been here before about 25 years ago and love it. Don't waste your time unless your shopping for cigars. Nothing much to do during the day and a bit scary walking around. The Columbia Restaurant is the area's only saving grace! A must eat/see/do if you are in the area.

2  Thank mints2013
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

From Chicago and came down to Anna Maria Island for a month in January. Love the areas around Sarasota, Clearwater, etc. and have been down this way many times but hadn't been to Ybor City in 25 years since we are usually at the beaches. Went on a Monday at Noon and blown away by the great history, shops in old buildings from the late 1800's, the Columbian restaurant, and 20 other restaurants/bars etc. We will return again for some of the history and tours provided at the museum, go to some bars and try some more restaurants. There is also an old Italian society building that looks neat, a movie theatre with 20 options, and an old movie theatre that looks like it holds concerts, etc. Several bars and clubs for the younger folk also and we hear that it is very busy at night. Many different restaurant options including Cuban sandwiches but also Italian, Turkish, Greek, Steak, delis, sandwiches and you name it. Several tatoo parlors, shops, etc. Highly recommend the La France store that is in an old historic building and has tons of unique clothing, gifts, etc. and fantastic service. We loved walking down the long main street and popping in and out of places and also want to go buy some cigars and smoke one at the many cigar shops some of which have seating areas/bars and more. Very cool place and well worth a visit. If you have kids I'd go durning the day, grab lunch, take a walk and maybe go to a movie but for the most part it's something that most adults would appreciate and love like we did.

3  Thank BadaBingosMaestro
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