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La Septima

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702 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
+1 813-685-0502
11:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would come every other week to get the breaded steak since they opened this location. The last 2 times it has been awful!! This week we went again and my steak had a pool of oil in top of it I cut it to see if it was greasy inside and asked the waitress to take it back. When... More 

Thank dianafox415
Brandon, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Use to love this place, but it will be a long time before we will go back. Seems they have cut back on their menu & with that their food too. The last time I was there I ordered their yellow rice & chicken with plantains. I never had chewy, tough chicken served with a small amount of yellow rice... More 

Thank dhall10626
Valrico, Florida
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207 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

It's been about 9 months since I last visited La Septima. My wife and I stopped here today for a lunch date. I like the idea of the low lighting in the dining area. Gives it a more relax and private feeling. We began by splitting one of their delicious deviled crab rolls. Very, very tasty!!! They had a Cuban... More 

Thank Kevin W
Dahlia F, Owner at La Septima, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love it when we make a guest happy both with food and service. Hope we see you again soon! More 

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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visit La Septima on a regular basis. Whether you're an experienced Cuban food heater or new to the experience you will love their food. The Cuban sandwich is always voted tops in the area but my favorite is the Ala rusa fish. Try the moho pork. It is tops. If you are new to Cuban food the walk around... More 

1 Thank Janice G
Dahlia F, Owner at La Septima, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! We certainly appreciate you! Thanks for supporting our efforts to bring Yborstyle food to Brandon. Let's us know we are doing it right! More 

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Was taken there by a friend to sample some traditional cuban food and was very happy with the results. Was outstanding all around. Then had a salad with their own creamy dressing and best I have had in ages.

Thank Thomas D
Brandon, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This resturant has been in Brandon for quite sometime. Before that, they were in the Ybor City area of Tampa which is known for excellent Cuban, Spanish, Italian. While this resturant has authentic Cuban food, there are a few authentic Spanish dishes. It is a great place to eat . They have the one best cuban sandwiches. Their Devil Crabs... More 

Thank nursejoanna57
Dahlia F, Owner at La Septima, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love knowing that our guests recognize our efforts in bringing our traditional Ybor style food to Brandon. While I would love to take credit for having been established in Ybor City, La Septima Café was born and raised in Brandon. Brandon made us famous and to Brandon we will be true!... More 

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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good Cuban food. Do a good job on authentic Tampa Cuban dishes. Very good tips veigha and Cuban pork. Like the Spanish bean soup and caldo Gallegos. 7th Ave salad great for lunch. Good as 95% of Tampa Spanish restaurants.

Thank Hugh G
Greenville, South Carolina
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I had never had authentic Cuban food. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel bartender and was an absolute hit! The food, service and drinks were excellent. The atmosphere was friendly and the waitress knew the menu well. An overall great experience with delicious food!

Thank paige066
Brandon, Florida
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386 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite Latin restaurants in Brandon. The food is great. We have used the catering also and find it exceptional. Lunch or dinner, a great variety to choose from. Service is good but something curious is we hardly ever see the same staff from one visit to the next. Must be a lot of turnover. No matter, we... More 

Thank james628
Brandon, Florida
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

La Septima Cubans are worth the trip. They are consistently delicious, warm and toasty. We make it a point to stop here with all our out of town guests. Other meals are also excellent.

Thank Elaine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL 33511-6260
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: +1 813-685-0502
LaSeptima represents the Old Ybor City Heritage of the owners, a blend of Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants who settled in Ybor City and we bring that heritage to life through our cuisine and decor with traditional recipes from our ancestors and photos and memorabilia displayed everywhere. In addition to our awarding winning cuisine, we feature a full bar with an incredibly priced wine and cocktail list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?