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La Teresita Restaurant

3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
+1 813-879-9704
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“yellow rice” (31 reviews)
“roast pork” (29 reviews)
“plantains” (21 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is said to be a staple in Cuban food in the Tampa bay area. That being said I visited today with my Cuban mother and husband. What an embarrassment. Mom ordered a cuban sandwich it came with light meat 3 pickles lettuce and...More

Thank SaraRoseStar
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Terestia serves an incredible ropa veija and Cuban sandwich. The cafe con leche is amazing and is always perfect. This is the first place my family stops when we get off the plane in Tampa!

Thank Mike and Annie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday lunchtime and only waited a few minutes for seating. The staff is always helpful and although crowded they never rush you. Had the platano relleno (first time) and it was delicious. Got the red beans and yellow rice and it was...More

Thank JCB556
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we'd try this restaurant coming from the Tampa airport. It is close and received good reviews. Let's start with the confusion between the restaurant and the cafeteria sides. Still didn't quite figure that out. It was busy but the establishment could use a facelift-...More

Thank Teri64_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Teresita is a great place to score some genuine and authentic Cuban food. Great atmosphere and very reasonable prices. We sat in the dining area on the East side of the restaurant, have yet to (but will for sure) try the West side counter...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was soooo excited to try this place out so when my husbands parents came to visit I thought I would be a great opportunity. Boy was I wrong and grossly embarrassed by my dining choice for the out of town fam :( The woman...More

Thank Yennifer S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Teresita is a great place to mingo w the locals and eat great Cuban food I like to eat in the cafeteria area. Love sitting on the stools by the bar. Everyone is so friendly and nice. Their Cuban is delish. I had grits...More

Thank Gooki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely authentic, great tasting, affordable Cuban food. You can eat at the counter (west side) or tables (east side), but either side, you're in for a treat. Come with an appetite, or be prepared to take half of your entrée home, they don't skimp on...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the bistec empanizado, and it was the best I've ever had. The plantains and the tres leches were also some of the best I've ever had. The wait staff is great and so was the live music. I will definitely return many, many...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant second visit with friends, previously got take out cuban sandwiches a year before. Grew up in Fla but have been away for years with occasional visits and have been seeking the old time flavor. This did not dissapoint the four of us. Got cuban...More

Thank John D V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 05:00
05:00 - 05:00
05:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-9704
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Best Casual Dining in the Tampa Bay Area, near Raymond James & Tampa International Airport. Cuban Cuisine - Cafe open till midnight, 24hrs. Thurs- Sat. Restaurant Live Music Nightly !!! Most Meals under $9, Great Daily Specials Banquet & Catering for any event 813-447-5807 Meeting rooms available for any occasion. Thousands served every week !!! Carryout 813-879-4909 Bulk meals & delivery 813-879-9704
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