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Urban Cantina

#150 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
+1 813-221-8226
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We will not be eating here next year when we are in Tampa. Small overpriced margaritas, food nothing special. I'd say the people who think this place is great should come to, believe it or not, Iowa. We have some darn good Mexican restaurants here.

Thank Kornkurt
Sydney, Canada
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great lunch stop and very authentic Mexican meal that was incredible low prices and great value. I loved the margaritas as well!! Our server Mariah was excellent and made great recommendations!

Thank HappyGuest191
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there two nights in a row. Very affordable and large platter of food. Had the naked fajitas both times. Excellent. Recommend!

Thank NPLC
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently traveled to Tampa and stayed at the Hilton. We looked for restaurants close to the hotel. We tried Urban Cantina at a very busy lunch time. The wait was short to be seated. My wife and I split a meal. There still plenty for the both of us. The service was excellent and the food... More 

Thank Rebecca F
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a very pleasant experience at the Urban Cantina. He had a super fancy burrito and I don't think I have ever seen him so happy with a burrito before. I had the fish tacos which was wonderful and fresh it was delicious. Our waitress was very nice and took good care of us. It was... More 

Thank Cubbies99
Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. Usually good, but bar left dirty, extremely slow service, apathetic bartender...Will not go back.

Thank Tomc237
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When staying downtown, this is a really good option. I've dined here several times over the past year. I particularly like their chicken enchilada, they offer red or green sauce, both are delicious. Their prices are very reasonable for the amount of food.

Thank E A
Sanford, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended, and it was good. EXCELLENT margaritas! Food for a large party (we were 25) can be tough, but it was good. fish taco was outatandung. CARNE ASADA everyone recommends was only OK... I'd. come back and try it again. It was good

Thank LovesTheTrip
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of things close down early in Tampa (we learned the hard way) but found this place on Trip Advisor. I got the street tacos and it was awesome! My friends got the chimi changas (sorry if I didn't spell it right) and they looked amazing!! We were all starving and the portions were large. The restaurant was slammed... More 

Thank Ellsbells810
Lutz, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Not good. This is a downtown restaurant! (I know, what's that got to do with it, downtown rent) I had a tostada salad my guest had tacos with rice and beans. Flavorless! Not seasoned, bland and ordinary at best. Bathroom should have scared me away but we had already ordered. I see it as a lack of respect for people... More 

Thank dwarfnose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-221-8226

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