September 18, 2020

27 hispanic-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay you should've tried by now

Tampa Bay has a multitude of hispanic-owned restaurants worth celebrating. It is, after all, the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich. So, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, here are just few of our favorites.

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La Segunda Bakery & Cafe
2512 N 15th St, Tampa, (813) 252-3991
With ties dating back to World War I , this iconic Tampa cafe and bakery has a plethora of pressed Cuban sandwiches to choose from, as well as a varied selection of pastries. Owned by the More family, both the original Ybor location and the new spot in South Tampa shopping plaza provide a great family feel.
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La Segunda Bakery & Cafe

2512 N 15th St, Tampa, (813) 252-3991
With ties dating back to World War I , this iconic Tampa cafe and bakery has a plethora of pressed Cuban sandwiches to choose from, as well as a varied selection of pastries. Owned by the More family, both the original Ybor location and the new spot in South Tampa shopping plaza provide a great family feel.
Photo via La Segunda/Instagram
TacoSon
7521 N 56th St., Tampa, (813) 989-2080
This family-owned Mexican restaurant originally comes from Sonora, Mexico, hence the name TacoSun. It also pulls its menu directly from traditional northern-style Mexican cuisine, with tostadas, chimichangas, and the Sonoran Style hotdog, which is topped with white onions and hot sauce and served with Mexican style homefries.
Photo via TacoSon/Facebook

TacoSon

7521 N 56th St., Tampa, (813) 989-2080
This family-owned Mexican restaurant originally comes from Sonora, Mexico, hence the name TacoSun. It also pulls its menu directly from traditional northern-style Mexican cuisine, with tostadas, chimichangas, and the Sonoran Style hotdog, which is topped with white onions and hot sauce and served with Mexican style homefries.
Photo via TacoSon/Facebook
Rooster & The Till
6500 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, (813) 374-8940
Named the #1 restaurant in Tampa Bay two years running, Rooster & The Till provides fantastic high-end options such as seared foie gras and a birria lamb neck quesadilla, in addition to a robust wine selection. The restaurant is co-owned by Ferrel Alvarez and partner Ty Rodriguez.
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Rooster & The Till

6500 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, (813) 374-8940
Named the #1 restaurant in Tampa Bay two years running, Rooster & The Till provides fantastic high-end options such as seared foie gras and a birria lamb neck quesadilla, in addition to a robust wine selection. The restaurant is co-owned by Ferrel Alvarez and partner Ty Rodriguez.
Photo via Rooster & The Till/Facebook
Arco Iris
4001 N Habana Ave, Tampa, (813) 872-8306
This Tampa cafe has been in business for 28 years and offers up a massive assortment of traditional Cuban breakfast and lunch dishes, in addition to savory deserts like Spanish custard and bread pudding. Arco Iris’ new location also offers Cuban pizza, frita cubana, and your pick of milkshakes.
Photo via Arco Iris/Facebook

Arco Iris

4001 N Habana Ave, Tampa, (813) 872-8306
This Tampa cafe has been in business for 28 years and offers up a massive assortment of traditional Cuban breakfast and lunch dishes, in addition to savory deserts like Spanish custard and bread pudding. Arco Iris’ new location also offers Cuban pizza, frita cubana, and your pick of milkshakes.
Photo via Arco Iris/Facebook
La Teresita
3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, (813) 879-9704
With cosigns from rapper Action Bronson and late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, La Teresita has plenty of delicious Cuban dishes, including Ropa vieja and Carne Asada. The Copdevila family opened La Teresita in 1972 as a small grocery store, and over the years it’s grown in size, now housing a Banquet Hall that can accommodate all types and sizes of parties (when it’s safe, of course!) Photo via La Teresita/Facebook

La Teresita

3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, (813) 879-9704
With cosigns from rapper Action Bronson and late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, La Teresita has plenty of delicious Cuban dishes, including Ropa vieja and Carne Asada. The Copdevila family opened La Teresita in 1972 as a small grocery store, and over the years it’s grown in size, now housing a Banquet Hall that can accommodate all types and sizes of parties (when it’s safe, of course!)
Photo via La Teresita/Facebook

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