Tampa >Food & Dining > La Teresita Restaurant
3246 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360727.966606 -82.496313
Mon. - Sun. 6am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Northeast MacFarlane
Best Spanish food! – The food is great but the service is really bad. If you go to this place keep in mind that you are paying only for the food not for the service.
Awesome Food !! – Very good food, sorrounded by a friendly atmosphere. The service is very quick so you dont have to wait to long for the delicious dishes. On the top of everything, the food is very affordable. Great place in the heart of Tampa !!!!
i've died and gone to cuban heaven – La Teresita's is bar-none some of the best cuban food in tampa. i can't believe the huge portions of food they give and how little money each dish costs ($5-$10 each). the building is so great -- it's very old and has alot of personality to it. the service is great also -- usually very prompt and always friendly. the arroz amarillo y platanos fritos (yellow rice and fried plantains) are especiallly delicious. any of the meat dishes are quite savory as well -- very generous portions of the meat are always served. try the sangria!!! ooooooo so good! i think it's the best locally-made sangria. two thumbs up!
Best cuban food in town. – I am by no means cuban, but I know good food. This place has some of the best cuban food that I have found in Tampa. All of the cooked dishes come with enough food to serve 2 people, but it is so good you will want to eat ALL of it. The prices are unbelievable!!! Almost every dish is under $10, with the average dish coming in around $6. I do wish they served the Ropa Vieja was served every night since that is my favorate dish.
u get what u pay for – i have been here a few times with others and not by choice..I think this food has alot to be desired and is nothing less than a Latin name, the steaks are nothing but fat and gristle, and the "authentic dishes " are far from authentic.. What a disappointment...
Local hangout that serves consistently good, extremely cheap, Spanish and Cuban dishes. – The Scene
Inexpensive Spanish and Cuban restaurants are patronized daily by locals who know a good thing when they taste it. Among the best is this busy, bustling restaurant located in a Spanish neighborhood. It has both counter service, which is almost as fast as McDonald's, and a sit-down dining room. The prices are so low you'll find it's a favorite with large families.
Traditional Cuban and Spanish dishes are served in gaping portions. Rope vieja, which translates from Spanish to mean "old clothes," is a favorite, served on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meat is so thoroughly cooked in spices and tomatoes, it falls apart in succulent shreds. Steaming black beans and rice come on the side along with hot, crusty Cuban bread. Finish with a cup of cafe con leche. It just may be the best in town.
The worst Cuban food – This place is gross.... The worst cuban food I've ever tried....This place is falling a parts... how people can eat there? To try real and delicious cuban food you gotta go to miami,,, there is not place in Tampa to eat REAL CUBAN food
Best Cuban in Tampa – Forget the overpriced, slick Cuban places in Ybor and head west to Tampa's real Latino neighborhood. Here, you'll get the best -- and probably the cheapest -- Cuban in town. The sandwiches and dishes like ropa vieja (shredded beef) are excellent, but this place really shines when it comes to the standards. The black beans and rice is incredible (order the yellow rice) and the cafe con leche is tasty (get the large). Expect to spend around $5-$10 for a full meal, half of which you'll have to take home. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Tampa!
Classic Cuban/Spanish favorite – Excellent food, very nice menu with daily specials, comfortable family/neighborhood feel/ambience, reliable service, adequate parking, implausibly low prices for ample quantity (take-home box almost always needed), consistent overall quality----clearly all the factors needed for a top rating- despite a sprinkling of ratings by those who seem to hate the place or its management for some obscure reasons. probably unrelated to food or service.
Can't go wrong!! – I was a little hesitant when we arrived at the restaurant, since the place looked a bit rundown. But after taking a closer look, we realized the original building (terrra cotta color) was closed down. They are now opened directly next to that building and it's called La Teresita Cafateria. We loved the food. Neither of us knew what to expect since the only other time we had Cuban food was at La Columbia. Great prices and awesome food!!!
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