Restaurants in Tampa, FL

Tampa is home of the single most spectacular restaurant of Florida’s west coast, and one of the grandest steak houses on earth: Bern’s. The legendary menu lists prime steaks ranging from petite filets mignon to five-pounds+ sirloins to feed a half-dozen carnivores. Bern’s wine list is epic — it includes about 100 dessert wines — and its ambience is baronial. Beyond steak, Tampa has a meal for everyone; but its great glory is Latin food. Just stroll along East Seventh Avenue and sniff the luxurious aroma of syrup-thick espresso, of Gulf shrimp along with onions and peppers and garlic sizzling in olive oil, of steamy loaves of hot Cuban bread sliced lengthwise and dripping butter. If you have time for only one Cuban meal in town, the place to go is La Teresita, which started as a grocery store, grew into a lunch counter, and now is a full service restaurant with a menu of such emblematic dishes as ropa vieja, puerco asado, and oxtail in red sauce.

Tampa’s Most Famous Dishes

Timbale of flan awash in caramel syrup


Bowl of red beans and rice also includes pieces of andouille sausage.

Red Beans and Rice

Four cups of salsa, ready to apply to a meal


Sauteed pink shrimp packed into a tortilla with lettuce, salsa, and avocado

Shrimp Taco

Tampa’s Best Restaurants

Kojak’s House Of Ribs


California Tacos


La Teresita - Puerco Asada at La Teresita in Tampa, FL
La Teresita


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