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“cigar factories”(47 reviews)
Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
As featured in 3 Days in Tampa
Northeast of the Downtown Tampa on I-4 at Exit 1, Tampa, FL 33618
Historic Ybor
+1 813-247-4040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a business trip with my daughter. We had extra time and took a Friday morning walking tour with Max. It lasted about two hours and was very enjoyable, though he had some of his history wrong. We strolled around the area for a...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little place to start the day in Tampa. This is exactly what I picture Cuba being like from the old cars to the chickens running around the streets. Plenty of old time stores and hand made cigar shops. parking in the...More

1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time walking up and down the neighborhood checking out the shops and bars along the way. Lots of activity going on with a fun vibe! Could see how it could get a little crazy after dark though. Still a fun afternoon!

2  Thank Agarner3706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in April and had a couple very nice meals at Hamburger Mary's. HM was very accomodating to a gluten free and a vegan diet, so we really appreciated the nice service. The Ybor City area seems like it could use some renovating...and is...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mix between Key west and the French quarter from New Orleans... plus the cigars! Visit a hand made cigar factory, it is great.

Thank S8388KFdavidb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ybor hosts many events year round. You will find all different types of people!! Really fun for dining, clubbing, or even just people watching.

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't waste your time here. Just a bunch of nasty cigar shops and old bars, not to mention homeless people.

Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ybor City is a draw for people seeking its bar scene, restaurants, tattoo parlors, and the like. Some of the variety in the venues has dried up. The place becomes lively after, say, 9 pm.

Thank tampatowers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ybor City can be fun. Like any other party area, it is always recommended that you visit with friends in groups for safety. Other than that, you can do anything from eat Cuban cuisine to the noodle bar. The movie theater in the center even...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an Uber there Sunday morning and realized it was a bad choice. We walked 5 blocks and saw nothing but bars and homeless or drunks sleeping on the ground in corridors. It must be a Cruise Ship hangout. Very dirty place.

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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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Response from Coastal717028 | Reviewed this property |
Yes .. but only some places