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La Teresita Restaurant

#28 of 1,875 Restaurants in Tampa
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3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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05:00 - 00:00
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Sun 05:00 - 22:00
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Davenport, Florida
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had a few different items from this restaurant. My least favorite ous their Cuban and my absolute favorites are the yuca and plantains. The rice and beans are yummy and most main dishes are as well. Never had a bad meal here.

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Thank Haley M
Melrose, Florida
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on a short weekend trip with grandchildren found La Teresita on TA and what an experience! If you're looking for upscale go elsewhere. If you're looking for real (good) Cuban food you'll love this hole in the wall. Unbelievable portions, the yellow rice SIDE was served on a dinner plate by itself with a big soup bowl of black... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a place!! Everything is great on this menu!! Yuca Fritas and the mayo/garlic sauce is awesome! The staff was so nice! Will recommend to anyone

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Thank Cherefamily
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent cuban food! The black beans were, by far, my favorite. Generous portions too! Try the fried yuca, it is also tasty. I'm stuffed when I leave and want to take a nap. Will be back.

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Thank jaxmilmom
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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Tampa, Florida
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183 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great Cuban cuisine this is the place. It is not fancy inside but the food is fantastic. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank mbrstuff
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge menu of fabulous, authentic Cuban food. Close to the airport, this unpretentious restaurant is a delightful way to please almost any palate. Waiter was helpful when choosing our entrees and prices were great. Lunch entrees were huge. Would suggest ordering different things to share. Pork dish was extraordinary and starter bread was yummy. Be sure to visit the bakery... More 

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Thank tennisgalDallas
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to try this by several locals prior to us trying it out. They were right...The food was fantastic and the prices were great. We will be back!

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LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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Miami
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laid back and rather casual (although the servers are dressed in black and white) the food is always amazing here with generous portions and a great price. I have eaten there many times and never had a bad meal. There is a main dining room and also on the side there is more of a café/diner style room where you... More 

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LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this review

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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1,003 reviews
718 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large dining area,with excellent Cuban cuisine.Several different rooms,this was the first time we had visited and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.My wife had pork chunks and I had the pounded Cuban steak,we shared and just about licked the plate clean it was so good.On the evening we were here there was live entertainment in the next room which we were able... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend brought me here for a quick lunch on our way back to work. I was surprised by the authentic atmosphere, excellent service and superb food. A must stop for anyone in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 00:00
Thursday
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 05:00
Friday
05:00 - 05:00
Saturday
05:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
Description
Best Casual Dining in the Tampa Bay Area, near Raymond James & Tampa International Airport. Cuban Cuisine - Cafe open till midnight, 24hrs. Thurs- Sat. Restaurant Live Music Nightly !!! Most Meals under $9, Great Daily Specials Banquet & Catering for any event 813-447-5807 Meeting rooms available for any occasion. Thousands served every week !!! Carryout 813-879-4909 Bulk meals & delivery 813-879-9704

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