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“Disappointed”
Review of La Tropicana Cafe

La Tropicana Cafe
Ranked #405 of 2,581 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have eaten here quite a few times but the place has gone down hill. A dead roach in the ladies bathroom, carpeting is shabby and threadbare. The place really needs a complete makeover. The Cuban is nothing really to write home about. I prefer the Cuban at the Columbia. They don't take credit cards. A general feeling of everything being dirty.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had coffee here, (cafe con leche) which was quite strong. We only sampled the menu a little, tried the cheese bread and the kettle chips, both of which were good. Next time will try the Cubanos and stuffed potatoes. The staff is friendly and personable, and the prices are very affordable.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

This restaurant is a CASH ONLY establishment! The restaurant was recommended to us and is clearly a favorite of the Ybor City residents. Most everyone there knew everyone else and they mingled among tables talking -- very old world and fun to observe. The cafe con leche was PHENOMENAL! The Cuban sandwich was disappointing. If you dine there ask about Roland Mantiega's table. Fascinating trip back to Cuban Tampa.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had lunch at the Tropicana Cafe. I had a soup that was made with garbanzo beans and it was wonderful. On a previous visit, we have had the pressed Cuban sandwiches. They are also very good. A favorite of others is the Cuban Espresso coffee.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I like everything about La Tropicana Cafe. I try to visit each time I travel to Ybor City, Florida or anywhere near Tampa Bay.

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