Daddy O’s Patio opening this month at the historic La Tropicana Cafe in Ybor City

The folks from Slap Yo' Mama are eying a Memorial Day weekend opening.

click to enlarge Daddyo's Patio in Ybor City, Florida, pictured on January 16, 2021. - Ray Roa
Ray Roa
Daddyo's Patio in Ybor City, Florida, pictured on January 16, 2021.

It’s been almost a year since Ybor City staple La Tropicana closed its doors for good, but now a restaurant called Daddy O’s Patio is moving into 1822 E 7th Ave.

The latest permitting activity on the building owned by Ybor Pedroso LLC–a company tied to real estate mogul Darryl Shaw—is an application to install an awning on the patio. According to Open Corporates, Madison Fortuna Foods Industries, LLC is another company associated with Daddy O’s. Madison Fortuna owns Slap Yo’ Mama food truck whose brick and mortar location opened in West Tampa last fall.

Slap Yo’ Mama owners didn't say much else, but told Creative Loafing Tampa they're planning on a Memorial Day weekend opening. You can follow @daddyospatioybor on Instagram for updates, though with almost 9,000 followers there have been no posts made.

click to enlarge The Barrio Latino Commission approval of a proposed patio at Daddy O's Patio located at the old La Tropicana Cafe in Ybor City, Florida. - City of Tampa
City of Tampa
The Barrio Latino Commission approval of a proposed patio at Daddy O's Patio located at the old La Tropicana Cafe in Ybor City, Florida.


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