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West Tampa Sandwich Shop

#215 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
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3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
+1 813-873-7104
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05:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 05:00 - 13:00
Mon 05:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 05:00 - 21:00
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch, very friendly staff, and tasty sandwiches! A true Tampa gem, their Cuban sandwiches are excellent.

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Thank mandyleigh314
West Des Moines
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Voted Tampa's Best!.. My family agrees. We always make it a stop when we go to Tampa. They like them pressed, I like them 'cold'... some like the honey ones, I like the original... they also have other Spanish foods, but we always go for the Cuban sandwiches.

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Thank Bostew
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I have come here many times mainly because I love Cafè con Leche and Cuban bread. But honestly this people have no sense for customer service. It's ridiculous to wait over 30 min just to get someone to your table and It seems worse everytime I go. They don't have enough people waiting tables and the ones that do (that... More 

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Thank MiliFlor
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by based on reviews, something must have been very wrong today. Very unfriendly workers (no customer service), ordered soup and Cuban sandwiches. Soup was a pleasant surprise...Cubans were a sad excuse of a Cuban. Literally had a nickel size amount of pork on our sandwiches. This is not a true Cuban sandwich. It was a basic ham sandwich pressed.... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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278 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Was visiting in Tampa with my wife and, although I was born here, hadn't visited in quite awhile. I had a craving for a "good" Cuban sandwich, which is not easy to find. Based on the TA reviews, we headed to West Tampa Sandwich Shop and could not have been happier with the results. My wife had a bowl of... More 

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Thank David C
Seattle
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

First visit to West Tampa Sandwich Shop and the positive reviews are right on. Excellent menu options, very good value and tasty food. Tip, if you plan to take out, call in order in advance, as the regulars do. Otherwise could have a long wait (20 minute for me for a sandwich). Highly recommend and will definitely return when in... More 

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Thank Bobjlandwa
New Paltz, New York
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cafe con leche, cuban toast, scrambled eggs and bacon for $5. CAN'T BEAT THAT! I went early on a Sunday morning where several tables were occupied by boisterous old men laughing, yelling and eating. Authentic and satisfying. I think I could live on their cafe con leche and cuban toast. yum.

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Thank joyousmedicine
idaho
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a place for lunch! A simple Cuban shop, with great food, and unbelievable prices. A great collection of customers and employees.

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Thank primescot2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Clearly an old local shop. Small and noisy in a neighborhood way. Just right breakfast sandwhich on cuban bread with con leche. Was on a trip but am a pretty well seasoned cuban eater. Pwer was out at la terisita so we tried this spot. Glad we did.

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Thank Ron J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I go here very often for cafe con leche and a Cuban sandwich. The place is usually very crowded, loud with many conversations happening at all the tables. But it has its charms. Along the walls are framed photographs of all the politicians who have made a stop here, including President Obama. There are 3 sizes of pressed Cuban sandwiches,... More 

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Thank Maida M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 13:00
Monday
05:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:00
Thursday
05:00 - 21:00
Friday
05:00 - 21:00
Saturday
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-873-7104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?