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Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
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Northeast of the Downtown Tampa on I-4 at Exit 1, Tampa, FL 33618
Historic Ybor
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ybor is a great way to spend an afternoon for basically any occasion. Plenty of restaurants, bars, cigar shops, and people watching. A lot of outdoor bar patios with live music, a movie theater in the middle, and a large arcade on the outskirts.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jas09u
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon this place while on a road trip. Cigar shops , bars and restaurants. Young and older folk. A good mixture, quirky and cool. Met some great people. Nice atmosphere while wandering. Friendly staff in most of the bars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank enncle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thought we would be going to a nice tourist area, but it was pretty much bars and cigar stores. Several homeless were laying on the sidewalks asking for money. There is a theater there and the unique Columbia Restaurant. We won’t need to revisit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lcrib
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had time to kill so took the TECO trolley down to the area. It is a very quaint district with MANY restaurants. Was interesting to see the history. Would be interesting to see the night life.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pam A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the free trolley to Ybor City which consists of 2 main street areas The main one has many historical buildings converted to restaurants, cigar stores and bars It is only about 3 blocks at most but definitely worth taking a walk The street where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VacationsExplorer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our visit to Ybor City with it's historic southern charm. Sort of remind me a little of New Orleans mixed with a little of Havana. Great mix of restaurants and things to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leo M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We happened to ask directions of someone who turned out to be very knowledgeable about the history of the area, and he was very informative. For a midday visit, it was nice to walk around and look at the shops and restaurants - has lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank theresel833
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tampa is a quiet city (we've lived in Tampa for 13 years), but if you want some nightlife suitable college kids or for the entire family, Ybor City is great. Looks like New Orleans French Quarter. Easy parking. Good food (our favorite is Samurai Blue...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kymblair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of a day tour with a guide, fascinating area recently refurbished with shops and cafes. Interesting shops making cigars. Lots of history and information about early immigrants. Must visit if spending a day in Tampa.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scaffy
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Tampa, we visited the famous Ybor area. The shop are neat and the area is very safe. Easing parking and very reasonable.

Date of experience: May 2018
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13 March 2018|
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Response from bugasm101 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot give an exact address but as a reference try to look for Columbia restaurant, the end is 7th street, you will find signs directing you there, the streets are on a grid pattern. For a picture perfect of the... More
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18 December 2017|
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Response from babylou21 | Reviewed this property |
Just visited Ybor city. Parking was easy to find. We parked in a city lot right behind the main strip for $1 an hour. We paid ahead for 5 hours. We were there for 8. No ticket thankfully. Seemed secure but at any rate... More
23 November 2017|
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Yes .. but only some places