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La Ideal Sandwich Shop

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2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
+1 813-870-0150
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06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best cubans, cafe con leche, burger, breakfast tamale, etc......come get it! I've been coming here for 20 years and it's still the same great owner and food.

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Thank Tony L
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Nice clean restaurant. Service exceptional. Cuban sandwiches very good. Excellent value for the price. Worth a try if you are looking for local authentic food.

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Thank Perry C
Maria C, Guest Relations Manager at La Ideal Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

If you live in Tampa and have not been here, you haven't been LIVING in Tampa! This is the best cuban sandwich in Tampa. Everything here is great and very affordable.

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Thank Tony L
Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Don't let the building put you off. It's been an icon in this neighborhood for years and in the past 40 years we've seen many tenants and frequented the restaurant through many owners. Now, we (senior couple) often stop for the breakfast special at La Ideal, up to two to three times a week. The restaurant is very clean, including... More 

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florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

This used to be my go to Cuban/pork sandwich place. While it's been a few years I didn't expect it to change as much as it had. The Cuban I ordered came with pork and chopped ham(?), no salami (tampa's Cubans have salami) and the bread wasn't that great either. The pork was dry, unseasoned and bland. Very disappointing. I... More 

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Thank tlw529
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

I've grown up around this place and eating many Cuban sandwiches,as every Tampanian should, La Ideal has one of the best! Meat in the Cuban is hot, good bread, and nice size for the price. Buy a large and split it with a friend! Also $5 minimum for card purchases.

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Thank niko1607
Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years and it is still amazing! The Cuban sandwich is authentic and delicious (bread cooked to perfection) and so inexpensive! Six people had an excellent meal for under $25! Love this place! The atmosphere isn't the best but it is quaint! This place is worth the drive from any place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012 via mobile

I called them same day for a platter of "ham croquetas" ham croquets.. Not only were they able to do it, they were delicious. The prices are also reasonable. Would visit again when back in area. It's a very no-nonsense, but food is good

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Thank socarras4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012 via mobile

In response to the last review...that looks like a bad neighborhood to you? I grew up in that place. Our parents entrusted our lives with those people. You just totally judged a book by it's cover. Not very nice... Fresh bread, house made roast pork, best coffee in the world, I'm out

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Thank Kanastex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Best; Cuban sandwich for the money. Very fresh tasting -made to order- friendly service- not touristy..authentic Cuban feel. Great breakfast deals too.

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Thank Lizabetta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2924 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-1233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-870-0150
Description
Cuban Sandwiches, Coffee Shop, Spanish Food

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