Tampa's La Teresita lands on Food & Wine's list of 'Best Diners in Every State'

Yoder's in Sarasota did, too.

click to enlarge La Teresita counter - Photo via Google Maps
Photo via Google Maps
La Teresita counter
Tampeños, plus Best of the Bay voters and critics, already know that La Teresita is a gem of a restaurant, but Food & Wine made it official in its list of "The Best Diners in Every State."

Published over the summer (yeah, we slept on the news, sorry), the magazine's editors said that La Teresita, located at 3248 W Columbus Dr. in West Tampa, "is perhaps the city's most famous Cuban restaurant." They lauded the horseshoe-shaped counters, budget-friendly helpings of ropa vieja, buttered cuban toast and cafe con leche, adding that, "soaking up the vibe is half the point."

La Teresita was one of two Florida restaurants to make the list alongside Sarasota Amish food mainstay Yoder's, which was praised for "big breakfasts, crispy broasted chicken just like they do it up north, and a sometimes overwhelming selection of pies."