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La Teresita Restaurant

3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (29 reviews)
“yellow rice” (30 reviews)
“cuban bread” (23 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely authentic, great tasting, affordable Cuban food. You can eat at the counter (west side) or tables (east side), but either side, you're in for a treat. Come with an appetite, or be prepared to take half of your entrée home, they don't skimp on...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the bistec empanizado, and it was the best I've ever had. The plantains and the tres leches were also some of the best I've ever had. The wait staff is great and so was the live music. I will definitely return many, many...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pleasant second visit with friends, previously got take out cuban sandwiches a year before. Grew up in Fla but have been away for years with occasional visits and have been seeking the old time flavor. This did not dissapoint the four of us. Got cuban...More

Thank John D V
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been years since we visited this Cuban staple. We were in the mood for authentic Cuban and since La Teresita has such a great reputation we. decided to visit. They have three restaurants on site, a carry out, cafe and a better dining experience...More

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Cuban food, I had the Ropa Veija and husband had breaded steak (not sure how to spell). I have no complaints on my meal, it was wonderful and everything I expected. My husband loved the steak and the rice but the black beans were...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Teresita is a Tampa institution. In the genre of Tampa restaurants that everyone knows, it matches The Columbia, and Bern's. Well, not quite. La Teresita can boast a similar number of devotees but not a similar dress code. La Teresita is genuine Cuban-American from...More

Thank EndtoEndHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner and had the Carne Guisada con Papa (beef stew), rice and red beans, and sweet plantains. Topped it off with some Cuban Coffee. I was not disappointed in the least bit. The taste was just like back home. No doubt I will...More

Thank bugteacher0105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family was hungry for some good Cuban food! This restaurant was very busy and did not disappoint. the black beans and rice melted in your mouth, My steak was very tender and my yucca were phenomenal. everything was delicious and we left very happy and...More

Thank susann w
LouisCapdevila, Owner at La Teresita Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much !!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to get some Cuban sandwiches to go. They were ok but the Carmel Cuban cake was so yummy!!!

Thank lastonehere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a friend to this Cuban restaurant north of downtown in Tampa. The food was excellent, but a side benefit was listening to the vocalist performing while we dined.

Thank Charles L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
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05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 05:00
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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
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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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