We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Tropicana Cafe

1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
+1 813-247-4040
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cuban coffee” (13 reviews)
“deviled crab” (20 reviews)
“stuffed potato” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban
1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Best Cuban sandwich in town, great service, very clean. .... I have eaten here many times.... good food

Thank fullmoonmw
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

There is a big difference between fresh toasted bread and stale bread toasted. I can tell. The owner here cannot. The Bebe Cuban included a small amount of exceptionally dry, tough pork and cheap deli ham on a roll As hard as a brick. My...More

Thank RetiredTeacher95
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spend a lot of time visiting Ybor from Lakeland. I've always wanted to try La Tropicana as we park in the pay lot behind it but until yesterday we never have. Well... We tried it and I was not impressed. After...More

1  Thank CanesFanKen
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

nice stop to grab a cuban sandwich. friendly staff good food nice size eating space, tpur Ybor area and stop in for lunch

Thank jaxdancers
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went in here looking for a Cuban meal and was disappointed. The food was reasonable for the price ($6.99 for a large Cuban sandwich) but it wasn't the real deal. The Cuban was really just a ham sandwich, with miniscule amounts of roasted pork on...More

Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by locals, who said they served the best Cuban coffee and bread. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

Thank cjonesramirez
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We ate lunch at la Tropicana because someone recommended it as "authentic" Cuban food in Ybor City. We were very disappointed. The service was slow yet friendly when the waitress finally serviced us. The food was sub par. The Cuban sandwich was not authentic. It...More

Thank 4puts
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A Groupon brought us into Ybor City and Tropicana. It was lunchtime, so we thought we'd give the Cuban sandwich a try. Very dry, with just a few strands of pork, no cheese and it wasn't pressed. It was proclaimed to have the best Cuban...More

Thank icando515
Reviewed 8 August 2017

La Tropicana is a rather large Cuban restaurant in Ybor City that looks like it has not changed in nearly 100 years. They make some very tasty dishes and they are well priced. Last weekend we went for lunch (usually we go for breakfast) and...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a nice little cafe/restaurant, well located but so poorly signed that the phrase "blink and you miss it" really applies to it, specially in an area like Ybor where the eye tends to wander. It's also got an entrance in the back, which...More

Thank Milos_Hrma
Nearby HotelsSee all 164 hotels in Tampa
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
817 reviews
.24 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
1,403 reviews
.68 km away
Jayhawk Motel
4 reviews
2.06 km away
Le Meridien Tampa
492 reviews
2.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que
221 reviews
.17 km away
La Terrazza Restaurant
496 reviews
.14 km away
Acropolis Greek Taverna
458 reviews
.03 km away
James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery
156 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
La Casita House Museum
10 reviews
.17 km away
Centennial Park
16 reviews
.12 km away
Ybor City Saturday Market
14 reviews
.12 km away
The Orpheum
9 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Tropicana Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-247-4040
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing