Few American cities do Cuban food, as well as Tampa, does.  With historic roots intertwined tightly with Cuban tradition and culture, Tampa is the city to be in if you've got a strong affinity for the tastes of Cuba.  When it comes to the best, this handful of Cuban restaurants in Tampa will do you solid if you're looking for some of the best Cuban food in Tampa. For more Tampa restaurants, 813area has all the best places to eat in Tampa.

La Teresita Restaurant
Restaurant $$
3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa FL, 33607
This longstanding Cuban restaurant in Tampa is the place to be for absolutely delicious and incredibly affordable Cuban food in Tampa. Enjoy all the classics - Cuban sandwiches, arroz con pollo, filete saltaedo - all for around under $10 served quick and delicious.
Columbia Restaurant
4.4  5 Rating (9)
2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Columbia might as well just be the face of the Cuban restaurant scene in Tampa. As Florida's oldest restaurant, Columbia is the place to be for a huge variety of Cuban fare that's remained largely unchanged since its opening in 1905. Menu highlights include their Original 1905 Salad, tapas, paellas, and more.
Brocato's Sandwich Shop
4.4  5 Rating (3)
5021 East Columbus Drive, Tampa FL, 33619
The place to be for a fast, huge, and delicious lunch in Tampa, this quaint sandwich shop offers monstrous Cuban sandwiches, deviled crab, delicious salads, and much more. Stop in during lunchtime and join the Tampa crowd as you enjoy all the great Cuban food at Brocato's.
Carmine's Restaurant & Bar - Ybor
4.1  5 Rating (5)
1802 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Located in historic Ybor City, Carmine's is another Tampa destination for time-tested, delicious Cuban food. Located on the main drag of 7th Avenue, this huge Cuban restaurant offers its legendary deviled crab, Cuban sandwiches, and much more.
4.5  5 Rating (1)
3200 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa FL, 33614
Another classic Cuban sandwich shop in Tampa, Aguila is the place to be for a delicious, filling lunch or dinner in Tampa. Stop in for delicious Cuban coffee, a variety of sandwiches, and more.