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“Great Cuban Food”
Review of La Tropicana Cafe

La Tropicana Cafe
Ranked #412 of 2,435 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have been eating here for eons. They have the best crab rolls and stuffed potatoes around. Their cuban sandwich, spanish bean soup is good also.
They are open for breakfast, lunch closing after lunch. Unless things have changed since my last visit, cash only.

If you want good cuban food, this is the place in Ybor.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

It is difficult to find a place that has the ambiance of Tropicana. It's not just the cafe cubano and Cuban bread...it's all the people who are there and the regulars. It's very unique

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Solid cubans and spanish bean soup, deviled crabs, and spanish fries. An intense and loud atmosphere made for people watching. You feel like old Tampa mobsters might come in for lunch and a hit. ;-) A definite lunch stop for anyone wanting a glimpse into what Tampa used to be in times past.

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Thank PPShelby
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Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Now I'm not in love with the premade cafe con leche but I do love the ambience . So fun to see families of natives gathering here on the weekend. The Cuban toast is great and the made to order potato chips are amazingly crunchy but lack seasoning. Bring cash if you plan on eating or drinking or else youll have to use their ATM, they don't accept any cards

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Thank Mandianderic
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

This is where you go to really take in the flavor of Ybor City. Cafe con leche (cuban coffee with steamed milk) is perfection in a glass. Add Cuban toast with butter for an authentic Ybor morning experience. All the food is good. But I have fond memories of my father and uncle and their friends having this morning ritual every Saturday morning. I often joined them and savored my cafe con leche and cuban toast while also enjoying people watching. Service is friendly and fast. Don't miss La Tropicana!

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