20 Best Restaurants in Tampa

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You'll find many restaurants with local taste in Tampa, Florida.

But, there are also some restaurants with an overseas taste available such as Italian restaurants, Mexican restaurants, Peruvian restaurants, and European-inspired restaurants.

If you have a plan to go to Tampa, Tripboba collects the 20 best restaurants in the city for your culinary destinations.

Oxford Exchange, La Teresita Restaurant, Pane Rustica, The Bricks, and Samaria Cafe are five of them.

So, don't think twice to visit these 20 restaurants to enjoy some high-quality food with delicious taste.



Tampa Bay Brewing Company is the first restaurant on this list that you can go to while coming to Tampa, Florida. Located in Centro Ybor, Tampa Bay Brewing Company is a spacious brick-walled brewpub that starts open from 11.00 AM until 10.00 PM every day.

There are a lot of food options at this restaurant which includes, Cantonese Calamari, Crispy Chicken Strips, Red Eye Cider Wings, Seasonal Hummus, Steak, and Bacon Chop Salad, Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad, Filet Mignon, Cajun Pasta, Red Eye Meatloaf, and Beer-Battered Fish and Chips.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

If you're looking for a great craft beer, check out the Tampa Bay Brewing Company.

They have beers that are amazingly delicious and match perfectly with any meal.

They even offer appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pizzas, appetizers, desserts, and so on.

Address : 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA


La Teresita Restaurant is a family-run eatery serving a menu of Cuban and Spanish cuisines, offers all the guests great portions of food, great service, and delicious food.

This restaurant is located in W Colombus Dr and opens daily from 6.00 AM until 9.00 PM, so you can visit La Teresita Restaurant every day as long as you want. For the menu options, there are Roast Pork, Potted Steak in Sauce, Fried Rice, Fish Fillet Marinera, Pot Roast in Sauce, Fried Pork Chunks, Stuffed Fish Fillet, Shredded Beef, Grilled Flank Steak, Cream Seasoned Corn, Codfish in Red Sauce, Lamb Stew, and Pigs Feet in Red Sauce.

La Teresita Restaurant

If you are looking for a laid-back atmosphere with authentic Cuban food, this is it.

They serve delicious food such as chicken, yellow rice, black beans and plantains.

If you are passing by, make sure you try this place.

Address : 3248 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


Oxford Exchange is a European-inspired space which is a restaurant that very much recommend to visit in Tampa. Open every day from 7.30 AM, all the guests in this restaurant will get 5-star service, reasonable price, a cozy ambiance, and high-quality food.

You can enjoy some delicious food such as Cinnamon Roll, Avocado Toast, Omelet, Poppy Seed Pancakes, French Toast, Smoked Salmon, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Whipped Feta, Seasonal Chopped, Chicken Burger, Black Bean Burger, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Fish Tacos, Buffalo Cauliflower, and still more to go.

Oxford Exchange

An extraordinary place offering a variety of menus as well as lots of books to read.

They have space to relax, enjoy a meal and drink, read your book, etc.

They serve amazingly delicious food, coffee, pastries and much more.

Address : 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, USA


Datz South Tampa becomes one of the favorite places to go while they go to Tampa and you'll be offered many yummy dishes, friendly staff, good service, and a great atmosphere.

Start open from 7.00 AM on weekdays and 8.30 on weekend, Datz South Tampa has several delicious foods available which include, Biggity Big Big Burger, Cedar Plank Shimburger, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Spaghetti-In-Meatball, Eggs Barbacoa, Shrimp and Grits, Kentucky Colonel Bowl, Fried Chicken Tender Basket, Pork Shank Redemption, Short Rib Pappardelle Bowl, and some desserts like Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Pie, and Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake.

Datz - South Tampa

This is a unique and stylish restaurant perfect for the memorable brunch experience.

The menu has a fantastic selection that has obvious thought behind each and every item.

Traditional brunch drinks with unexpected twists keep you interested and wondering what to order next.

Delicious food and excellent service, must try mac burger and the monkey bread.

Address : 2616 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629, USA


Haven Tampa is located in W Morrison Ave, starts open from 5.00 PM until 9.00/10.00 PM and offers great service by the staff, an upscale atmosphere, and excellent food.

For the food selection, you can try Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad, Fusilli Pasta, Asparagus and Mushroom Fricassee, Grilled Veal Sweetbreads, Roasted Marrow Bones, Foie Gras, and Chile Oil Dumplings, Chicken Liver Mousse, Shaved Beef Taco, Maple Sumac Glazed Halibut, Crab Carbonara, Bern's Filet Mignon, Raw Oysters, and many more.

Haven Restaurant

If you are looking for a cozy restaurant with a delicious menu, cocktails, and a wine list, this is it.

They even have a pleasant bar area with an abundance of choices.

Their happy hour is well worth it.

Address : 2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA


Pane Rustica is the first Italian restaurant on this list and one of the must-visit restaurants that you can visit in Tampa, Florida. Located in Palma Caia Village, Pane Rustica starts open from 11.00 AM until 4.00 PM on Tuesday to Saturday and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Then, you can have a lot of food options such as Alaskan Halibut, Filet Mignon, Kumamoto Wagyu Steak, Short Rib, Wood Grilled Salmon, Seared Sea Scallops, Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Peanut Butter Cremoso, Red Velvet Cheesecake, and more desserts to go.

Pane Rustica

A well-designed restaurant offering a high-quality and freshest menu.

With their on-site bakery you'll taste the freshest breads and pastries.

Address : 3225 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8171


After Pane Rustica, Bella's Italian Café is the next Italian restaurant that you should visit while coming to Tampa. Offer many Italian cuisines, Bella's Italian Café is located in S Howard Ave and open daily from 3.00 until 9.45 PM, so you can visit this eatery every day with family and friends.

Bella's Italian Café has some Italian dishes that never let you down, there are Carpaccio, Formaggio Al Forno, Arancini, Fritti Di Calamari, Carprese, Bruschetta, Pasta E Fagioli, Panna D'Aragosta, Vitello Marsala, Pollo Piccata, Nate's Chicken, Ravioli Verde, Lasagne Napoletana, Confetti Spaghetti, and Roasted-Tomato Cream.

Bella's Italian Café

A cafe with a friendly and upscale decor offering delicious food in large portions.

It offers fresh breads and pastas, wood-fired pizzas, homemade desserts, as well as a selection of drinks.

The food is delicious, cooked perfectly and the service is fast.

Address : 1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa, FL 33606, USA


Bern's Steak House is built in 1956 and offers affordable prices, high-quality food, and very nice decor. Visit this restaurant in S Howard Ave and it opens from 5.00 PM until 10.00 PM every day.

For the food selections, there are several foods that you can try such as Steak House Baked Potato, Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, A5 Japanese Wagyu Strip, Filet Mignon, Chicken Bern, Chicken Gert, Duck Confit, 10oz Chateaubriand Tips, Dry-Aged Short Ribs, Rack of Lamb, Lump Crab Cakes, Spicy Seared Tuna, and many more.

Bern's Steak House

It is a charming restaurant to go especially for a special occasion.

Different rooms have different themes and menus have consistent flavors and are very tasty.

So many options to choose from and large selection of wine/liquor.

The ice cream sundae is absolutely fantastic and amazing.

Absolutely phenomenal servers that are very knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu.

Address : 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA


Visit Charley's Steak House Tampa at Cypress Street to enjoy the best seafood eatery in Tampa, Florida. This restaurant is starting open from 5.00 PM until 9.30 PM every day and it has two different types of menu available, starter menu and seafood menu.

For the starters menu, there are Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna, Wild Florida Gator, Lobster Bisque, Cedar Plank Crab Cakes, Colossal Lump Blue Crab Martini, and Oysters on the Half Shell. And, for the seafood menu, you can try some delicious food such as Chilean Sea Bass, Cedar Plank Fore Island Salmon, Whole Wood-Grilled Snapper, Broiled Caribbean Lobster Tail, The 1974 Original Fried Shrimp, and Alaskan Red King Crab.

Charley's Steak House

A well-designed spot with lots of space perfect for a dining experience.

The wine list has many excellent choices, as well as the steaks are perfection.

Address : 4444 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607, USA


The Bricks is one of the American restaurants in Tampa that you have to visit. You have to go to e 7th Ave to get into the restaurant and it starts open from 4.00 PM until 12.00 AM on Wednesday and Thursday, 12.00 PM until 1.00 AM on Friday and Saturday, and 12.00 until 9.00 PM on Sunday.

Then, there are several tasty dishes that you can try here such as Shrimp Ceviche, Black Bean Hummus, Stuffed Jalapenos, Bricklayer Nachos, Brick's Salad, Corn Salad, Cucumber Salad, Veggie Cuban, Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Salad Sandwich, Kung Fury Pork, Rooster chicken, Chips and Guacamole.

The Bricks

A cozy atmosphere to enjoy delicious food as well as a selection of cocktails.

They serve prawn sandwich with potato salad, dessert is also good.

Address : 1327 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3607


If you are looking for the best Mexican restaurant in Tampa, Green Lemon should be on your top of the list. Located in S Howard Ave, this eatery starts open from 11.00 AM until 11.00 PM every day and offers all the guests reasonable priced tasty Mexican dishes, a cozy atmosphere, and incredible service by the staff.

For the food selections, there are Trio Dip, Loco Nachos, Chicken and Brussels, Carnitas Bowl, Habanero Beef, Bradley Buster, Ropa Vieja, Pollo Gigante, Sesame Crusted Tuna, Shrimp Taco Bowl, Dang Quesadilla, Carnitas, Ancho Chicken, and more Mexican to go.

Green Lemon

Modern hangout offering upbeat Mexican menu & drinks for brunch, lunch & dinner.

Modern Mexican in SoHo! We love the Green Lemon and their concept. Great menu, with every form of street taco you could want. Amazing guacamole, highly recommend the trio appetizer that includes guacamole, salsa, and white queso. ...

Coffee I know we only stopped in for coffee but it was excellent. Good coffee and friendly service. Price was not crazy either.

Address : 915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418


One of the best places for breakfast and lunch that you can go to in Tamp and offers the kinds of food options available like breakfast and lunch dishes.

For the breakfast menu, you have choices such as Belgian Malted Waffle, Fresh Fruit Plate, Fried Egg Sandwich, Italian Sausage and Eggs, Country Fried Steak and Eggs, Cheese Omelette, Gyro Omelette, Krabmeat Benedict, and Creamy Strawberry Crepes.

Then, you can also have many food options on the Lunch menu which include, Tuscan Chicken, Turkey Bravo, Samaria Roast Beef, Southwest Chipotle Chicken Pesto, Grilled Chicken Melt, Rueben, Fried Fish Sandwich, and Grilled Cheese with Choice of Ham or Bacon.

Samaria Cafe

Multiple TVs line this unfussy, family-owned American diner with all-day breakfast & Greek items.

Our first time eating here Our first time eating here and we were there for breakfast. The service was very good and the food was excellent. I would like to go back for lunch/dinner.

Very Good Food Discovered Samaria by checking reviews on Trip Advisor. Frittata and omelette were both delicious. Made with fresh vegetables. Service was great! Would highly recommend.

Address : 502 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806


Mr. Dunderbak's Biergarten and Brewery is a European-style eatery with a selection of tasty beers, a cool atmosphere, great service from the staff, and fantastic food.

Open daily from 11.30 AM until 10.00 PM, Mr. Dunderbak's Biergarten and Brewery has a few tasty foods available such as Artisanal Cheese Platter, German Meat Platter, Assorted Sandwich Platter, Grilled Individual Sausages, German Potato Salad, Saurbraten in Gravy, Curry Wurst Platter, Cucumber and Dill Salad, Obatzda Spread, Imported Waffle Cookies, Corn Souffle Tray, and Mini Meat Pies.

Mr. Dunderbak's Biergarten and Brewery

European-style beer garden delivering an extensive selection of beer plus German & American eats.

Charming dining vibe with a lot of beer selections.

Address : 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33613, USA


Yah Mon Caribbean Restaurant is a cozy eatery serving Caribbean dishes and any other delicious food available. Located in W Platt Street, Yah Mon Caribbean Restaurant starts open from 3.00 PM until 11.00 PM on Wednesday to Monday and closed on Tuesday.

Then, you can also enjoy some delicious food here such as Caribbean Chicken Platter, Wild Caught Escovitch Fish, Wild Caught Brown Stew Fish, Curry Goat, Curry Chicken, Wild Caught Fried Red Snapper, Wild Caught Grilled Mango Salmon, Brown Stew Chicken, Jerk Chicken, and Janise's Jerk Chicken Pasta.

Yah Mon Caribbean Restaurant

Cozy eatery with table & banquette seating serving Caribbean dishes & hearty sides, plus drinks.

Local favorite place in downtown area.

Address : 301 W Platt St C, Tampa, FL 33606, USA


Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is a Tennessee-style BBQ dinner with friendly staff, superb service, and incredible food. This restaurant is located in Angel Olivia Senior Street and starts open from 11.30 AM until 3.30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11.30 AM until 7.00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

The menu at Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que will never let you down, you can try Quarter Slab of Ribs, Pulled Pork, Aunt Beulah's Special Pork, Smoked Sausage, Chopped Beef, Turkey Breast, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Uncle John's Smoked Sausage, Sparky's Pulled Pork, and Homemade Banana Pudding.

Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

Popular counter-serve mainstay supplying Tennessee-style BBQ dinners & sides in a colorful bungalow.

If you are in Tampa do yourself a favour and enjoy the whole experience.

Address : 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605, USA


Happy Fish is the first Peruvian restaurant on this list and serves many kinds of delicious Peruvian dishes. Located in Fiesta Plaza, this restaurant is open daily from 11.30 AM until 8.00 PM, so you can visit Happy Fish as long as you want with family or friends.

There is some delicious food that you can try while coming to Happy Fish which includes, Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo, Fettuccine Alfredo con Camarones, Chaufa de Pollo, Pechuga al Grill, Inka Kola, Kola Inglesa, Papa a la Huancaina, Choros a la Chalaca, Ensalada de la Casa, and Ensalada Caesar.

Happy Fish

Peruvian eatery serving lomo saltado & other standards, plus sangria & beer, in an easygoing space.

Delicious!!! The food and service were both excellent.I would recommend the lomo saltado and papa a la huancaína.

Idamar took great care of us! Idamar took great care of us! The food was excellent, we had the Jalea Mixta and the Lomo Saltado, and I was so happy they had cold Cusqueña! The huancaina sauce could have been a little thicker and...

Address : 4046 N Armenia Ave Fiesta Plaza, Tampa, FL 33607-1002


Wright's Gourmet House is a perfect place in Tampa to enjoy the best sandwiches and desserts in the city.

Situated in S Dale Mabry Hwy, Wright's Gourmet House has several delicious foods such as Cream Cheese Brownies, Banana Nut Bread, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Raisin Nut Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pie, White Chocolate Chunk Chocolate, Hawaiian Princess Cake, Chocolate Cake, Apline Cake, Strawberry Cake, Lemon Cake, Hummingbird Cake, Peppermint Chocolate, and some sandwiches like Roast Beef Sandwich, Hot Corned Beef Sandwich, Turkey Reuben Sandwich, and Classic Grilled Cheese.

Wright's Gourmet House

Fans line up at the counter for creative sandwiches, salads & desserts in this long-running cafe.

The atmosphere is a great blend of classy meets comfortable.

Address : 1200 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629, USA


Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Tampa is one of the best steakhouses in Tampa, and you have to visit this restaurant while coming to this city.

You'll enjoy the service from staff, a cozy atmosphere, and top-quality food when you come to Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Tampa. For the choices of food, there are Premium Sirloin Cap, Premium Sirloin Cap with Garlic, Filet Mignon, Boneless Rib-Eye, Bottom Sirloin, Rack of Lamb, Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Wrapped in Bacon, Parmesan Encrusted Pork Loin, Warm Parmesan Cheese Puff, and Crispy Corn Fritters.

Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Tampa

Brazilian steakhouse for all-you-can-eat meats, seafood & salads in a big, white-tablecloth setting.

Wonderful place for great dining experience.

Address : 1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629, USA


If you go to Tampa and looking for the best eatery to get rid of your hungry, Ulele should be the first place to visit because it offers some delicious American fare. Starts open from 11.00 AM until 10.00 PM, Ulele offers a few fantastic food available in Tampa.

For the food selections, Okra Fries, Alligator Hush Puppies, Gouda Grouper, Florida Pompano, Seafood Risotto, Seared Fresh Sea Scallops, Calamari, Fire-Roasted Chicken, Muenster Chicken, Filet Mignon 8oz, Bone-in Ribeye 16oz, Ugandan Vanilla Bean, Valrhona Chocolate, Naviera Espresso Chocolate Swirl, and Coconut Ice Cream.


Rustic-chic site for native Floridian fare, with barbacoa grilling & house-brewed beers.

One of popular seafood restaurants in Tampa Bay area.

Address : 1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA


Kojak's House of Ribs is one of the best Barbecue restaurants in the city and one of the most favorite restaurants in the city. Located in W Gandy Blvd, Kojak's House of Ribs starts open from 11.00 AM until 9.00 PM on Tuesday to Friday, and 12.00 PM until 9.00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Then, you can enjoy several delicious foods available such as Chopped Beef Brisket, Smoked Hot Sausage, Bar-B-Que Pork Spare Ribs, Chopped Beef Brisket, Chopped BBQ, Smoked Hot Sausage, House Salad, Homemade Chicken Stew, Mama's Chocolate Cake, Mama's Fresh Apple Cake, Aunt Shelby's Key Lime Pie, and still more to go.

Kojak's House of Ribs

Family-run BBQ specialist is a longtime source of hearty eats in casual digs with a veranda.

great find Picked this place from Tripadvisor, and it was terrific. Pleasant atmosphere, and great food. Lean brisket, delicious ribs and a good selection of BBQ sauces. The home-made key lime pie added the final touch.

Not Impressed Near the end of our meal, the six of us found ourselves talking about memorable bar-b-que experiences and it had become clear we were mostly disappointed by what Kojak's had delivered. Clearly a rich tradition going...

Address : 2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822