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Mi Bandera Restaurant

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7748 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615-4708
+1 813-243-8727
10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Well it's got a few unique items on the menu however I just didn't feel it was authentic enough. The sauces were quite good. I just wasn't wowed! I'd say I would not go back. I'm more interested in looking to other Colombian food places to try. It was not horrible I was satisfied but nothing more.

1 Thank HeatherCat7
Norwich, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The best Colombian food, especially the empanadas, bandeja paisa, sancocho and sweet corn cake ( arepa de chocolo con queso y mantequilla) . This place offers also some delicious dishes from Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico . The service es fast, the people working there are friendly and treat you with respect . This is the place to visit when... More 

Thank Claudia G
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Oh my God! The food is out of this world.....this place has everything in the menu you can ask for. The Mofongo with garlic chicken is awesome. We had visit this place every year while on vacation for the last 4 years before we moved from Rhode Island. YOU MUST VISIT!

Thank Jayuya58
Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I came to Tampa on business. Everyone keeps telling me to try the amazing Spanish food that is everywhere. I decided to start with Mi Bandera and their empanadas and sweet plantains. I'm used to a baked empanada and these were a deliciously fried Columbian type. The filling was beef and potatoes. At a dollar a piece you can't go... More 

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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I had been to Mi Bandera Restaurant several times before and never been disappointed. The waitresses and staff all speak Spanish and English so I like practicing my Spanish whenever I go there. Yesterday I took my assistant there as a reward for doing an especially good job. Don't get me wrong. The place is not fancy. The portions are... More 

1 Thank Paul S
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is the best place I have found for empanadas. The sauces for theater empanadas are amazingly good. They have a red sauce and a green sauced which is hotter than theater red. We also tried mofongo, skirt and soups. Every single food we ordered was top of the line. To drink my favorite is the lemon juice. I have... More 

Thank Jessica S
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145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I ate the food because I was hungry, but they are too pricey for what you get. You can have more food in another places for a lot LESS money. The food was OK, not all that and COMMON canned drinks, NOT free refills?? That's PAST TIME! The garlic bread was AWESOME!

Thank RyeOrtiz
Durham, North Carolina
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Colombian family restaurant featuring charcoal rotisserie chicken, and other meat and seafood dishes. I've been here a total of 3 times and each time I left stuffed and happy. The portions are large, the cooking authentic and the quality of food is very high. The mofongo is great, I had it with the shrimp and garlic sauce. Large plump shrimp... More 

Thank KGE
Zephyrhills, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The service is quickly and they understand Spanish and English, the food is delicious, good portions and always to come back.

Thank boricua-pedrena
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

This place is the best for empanadas!!! I live in Washington DC and every time I am in Tampa, I buy like 40 empanadas and take them on the plane and share them with everyone sitting around me that can smell the deliciousness! Everybody raves about these empanadas! They are a bit different then most, as they have very soft... More 

Thank Colin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7748 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-243-8727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?