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4955 East 18th Avenue, Tampa, FL, US, 33605

  • Phone: (813) 623-6000
  • Fax: (813) 623-6007
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4.8 out of 5 (263 reviews)
97% of guests recommend this hotel
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  • Restaurants

    »Brocato's Sandwich Shop

    One of the best places to grab a quick bite or refuel during a tiring day out, Brocato's Sandwich Shop is a popular hangout. Famous for their impeccably tasting sandwiches like the Roast Pork and the Philly Steak, the restaurant offers diners a satisfying meals in comfortable surroundings. The best time to visit is during lunch hours, be early in order to get a seat. While here, try the Deviled Crabs, that go off the shelf within minutes.

    5021 East Columbus Drive
    Tampa, FL 33619

    »The Columbia Restaurant

    This restaurant is owned and operated by the same Tampa family that founded it two generations ago. Beautifully hand-painted tiles and intricate fretwork decorate the exterior of the restaurant, while the interior boasts a two-story atrium. Warm lighting and a sense of history combine to create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, such as paella, black beans and rice or traditional Spanish yellow rice and chicken. Share a pitcher of sangria while flamenco dancers provide entertainment. Call ahead to verify nights and times for the show.

    2117 East 7th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »Dirty Shame Pub

    The Dirty Shame pub is open six days a week, serving car bombs and other libations to bikers and other thirsty patrons. The "Pub on the Edge" features weekly special events, such as Bike Nights and has been known to team up with other unique bars to host themed pub crawls. Not surprisingly, smoking is permitted, so as the night wears on, the floor tends to get sticky and the air gets stuffy. Still, this offbeat bar is a favorite to many, thanks to its rugged atmosphere, wide beer selection and, of course, the car bombs.

    1929 7th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »Tre Amici @ The Ybor Bunker

    A vintage, renovated, 1926 building nestled in the heart of Tampa's Ybor City, Tre Amici @ the Ybor Bunker provides patrons with a casual oasis for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose to dine indoors or sit outside soaking up the ambiance of the city at the family-friendly Café. Select from a simple but diverse menu featuring Cuban cuisine, which includes fresh made Cuban sandwiches, salads, wraps, scrumptious desserts and baked goods, aromatic coffee, or a glass of chilled wine or beer. During the week, enjoy live, original musical entertainment from local artists or be entertained on open mic night when anything goes.

    1907 19th Street North
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »Big John's Alabama Barbecue

    Any barbecue fan will tell you: it's all in the sauce. Find out for yourself with a pork or beef sandwich made with tender, succulent meat that's been cooking slowly over the pit at this restaurant. Order sliced or chopped, then layered on a fresh bun and topped with savory barbecue sauce. Or order up a plateful of juicy, meaty ribs slathered in sauce and dripping with rich, smoky flavor. Add a side dish of baked beans simmering in a thick sweet sauce or crisp coleslaw.

    5707 North 40th Street
    Tampa, FL 33610

    »La Tropicana Cafe

    Enjoy such Cuban delights as Cuban cheese toast, the Egg Cuban, guava pastries, and sandwiches.

    1822 East Seventh Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33605

    »Gaspar's Grotto

    If you're 21 and above, walk in at Gaspar's Grotto with your head held high. This eclectic and unique eatery serves up barbecues, burgers and salads extraordinaire! This restaurant comes with a history of Tampa's pirates and ship stories—look out for all the nautical artifacts and pirate knickknacks on the walls. It's not a rare feature here to rub shoulders with famous celebrities and world class icons—no one can resist the charm of this place! If this doesn't satisfy you, summon the world famous feline “Tanker Ray”, the barcat! The atmosphere, the staff, the service and the theme is all worth a visit!

    1805 East 7th Avenue
    Ybor City, FL 33605


    Located in a vintage brick building in the heart of historic Carmine's is one of the most popular restaurants around. Wooden floors, an original tin ceiling and walls decorated with nostalgic memorabilia create an atmosphere of rustic ambience and old world charm. Authentic cuisine, such as Deviled Crabs with Spicy Hot Sauce, Fresh Black Beans and Rice with Chopped Onions on the side, and the ever-popular Baked Chicken and Yellow Rice will have your taste buds tingling. A full bar, informal atmosphere and friendly service make this establishment popular.

    1802 East Seventh Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »The Crowbar

    The Crowbar is fast becoming a favorite for watching live bands, drinking beer and just good old socializing. The Crowbar is a very hip and happening place, a modern bar and venue. There are three bars in the club, with one outside so if you're not enjoying the music you don't have to leave the place, just go sit out on the patio and refill your glass—sorted! Open tuesday to saturday 8pm onwards.

    1812 North 17th Street
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »Bernini Restaurant

    If you're looking for a restaurant with elegance and charm, exemplary service, excellent food, uptown chic, and trendy elegance steeped in history, this is the answer to your perfection dreams. Occupying the Old Ybor City Bank building, the outstanding Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes, including pastas, oven-baked pizzas, Crispy Calamari, Roasted Duck, and popular dessert choices including banana crème brulee and cannoli.

    1702 East, Seventh Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

    The upbeat, casual atmosphere of the El Puerto Restaurant adds to your dining experience. Begin with an order of tasty soup, fried platanos, or yucca. Enjoy an entrée of freshly cooked specialties such as fried tilapia, tender skirt steak sizzling from the grill complimented with sautéed onions, or crisp empanadas with spicy meat fillings. Whether you choose fried, grilled, or breaded, everything on the delectable menu is prepared with the freshest ingredients insuring the best in quality and flavor. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the restaurant while you soak up the culture of Ybor City. For your pleasure, El Puerto serves fresh and cool glasses of flavorful sangria wine. - Vickie Ferguson

    1623 East 5th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605

    »Tampa Bay Brewing Company

    This Ybor City microbrewery was founded in 1995 and is famous for their handcrafted brews. The Tampa Bay Brewing Company can make up to 12 tap beers but has nine, which is more than other craft breweries. Tours are available three times a week and you can get a glimpse of the entire process of brewing. Founded by the Doble family, this acclaimed brew pub has quirky-named drafts like Old Elephant Foot Ipa and Iron Rat Stout, and seasonal drinks such as Bloody Good Pale Ale and Mad Hopper American Pale Ale. Their menu features entrees, calzones, pizzas, burgers, soups, sandwiches and appetizers. These include the likes of Iron Rat Stout Shepherd's Pie, Jack Daniel's Plank Salmon and Cider Wings. Kids can gorge on a menu designed for them which contains dishes like like Chicken Tenders, Nutella Sandwich and Moosey Fruity Juice.

    1600 East 8th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605
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