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Hugo's Spanish Restaurant - CLOSED

931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
+1 813-251-2842
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
24 Oct 2016
12 Sep 2016
“"Best Cuban in Tampa" is actually Cuban here”
Restaurant Hours Closed
931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous Cuban food The black beans & yellow rice is the best in town The chicken dishes are amazing the meat falls off the bone Parking is challenging but don't let it dissuade you from going. The service is great You can...More

Thank paula g
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are lots of Cuban sandwiches around Tampa and everybody says their's is the best. I don't know if Hugo's makes that claim, but if they did they would be telling the truth. It has everything a proper Cuban should have. The bread is right,...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Without question the finest Cuban sandwich available anywhere -- Miami, Tampa -- anywhere! We've eaten Cuban food in Florida for 30 years and know it as well as anyone else. Hot pressed all-the-way with deviled crab ... THE BEST.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I never miss an opportunity to dine at Hugo's Spanish Restaurant, when I travel to Tampa, Florida. It is exceptional. I strongly suggest breaded steak with black beans, yellow rice and a side of fried plantains. I am not saying this is healthy - -...More

Thank Joy T
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I don't care how good the Cuban sandwiches are at Hugo's there is no reason it should take more than 30 minutes to get your order. There are too many other restaurants in Tampa that serve Cubans with good service. I will not be back...More

Thank RJR411
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had an incredible Cuban here so good I had to go back a few days later before I left town. Delicious. Perfectly pressed and just the right amount of mustard. Marybeth is very nice. Tip her highly.

Thank Brice B
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Hugo's on a Sunday morning after heading to the neighborhood and attempting to go elsewhere for brunch. We were NOT disappointed! Service was a little indifferent to begin with but once she warned up was efficient and courteous. Kept our soft drinks...More

Thank SamanthaL222
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The proper makeup of a Cuban sandwich is well argued, so I will only say theirs is not my pick. Our server was nice enough but more interested in talking with her friend than checking back on us. Smelled--and tasted--of slightly old grease. Maybe we...More

1  Thank RGRCNwFl
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious and quick. Reminded us of the food in San Juan. The empanadas and bean soup are very good! Tostones are fresh and garlicky. Wish we had more time in Tampa so we could go back.

1  Thank BDM22_12
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. We had breakfast and it was simple food but delicious. Will definitely return. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself was recently remodeled and was very inviting and warm while trying to remain true to its Cuban heritage.

1  Thank mariollsen
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Restaurant Details

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Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2842
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