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Arco Iris Restaurant

3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
+1 813-879-1357
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“rice pudding” (5 reviews)
“vaca frita” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban
3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was so delicious we went twice. Had a variety of Cuban dishes. The ropa vieja was excellent. The black beans were flavorful. My husband had bistec a lo palomillo one day and fried pork chops the next and was impressed with both meals. Mother-in-law...More

Thank Wanda D
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great service and amiable staff. Food was heaping, hot and made to perfection. Perfect place for a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine and extremely affordable. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Rumy M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been to Arco Iris a number of times and the food has always been great, as well as the customer service. In my opinion I think this place serves the most authentic Cuban food in the area. The Cuban sandwich is one of...More

Thank Swtcynt
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Best fast casual Cuban food around this area. Staff is always busy and sometimes you may feel rushed the food is worth it!

Thank kmatos
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I tried this restaurant yesterday. It was ok. I had a Cuban sandwich with a side of sweet plantains. The plantains were delicious. The Cuban sandwich, not so much. The service was pretty good and I didn't have to wait long for my food. The...More

Thank MzDemi
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of my uncle's favorite restaurants in Tampa, so naturally he brought us here during our visit. The food is authentic and inexpensive. The staff is quick but not very friendly, which is fine because we got our orders in quickly and the...More

Thank Dianah R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Thank you for the excellent and friendly service. The food was delicious... but you made it a great and made it a pleasant and relaxing experience. Thank you Yiddrey! ...please, convey a message to management regarding the loud and talkative short man, with the short...More

1  Thank pablojdelarosa
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I mostly stop by and order yellow rice and bake chicken with black beans and extra sauce. Their seasoning is great on the chicken and the prices are great as well.

Thank Bettye J
Reviewed 26 April 2017

La Teresita down the street was too busy so we decided to try this place. Big mistake, no english spoken, no wine, or beer even though shown on the menu. Ordered steak tips. Non edible. Never again.

Thank Kimberly34677
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were in Tampa for dinner at Bern's and one of our group suggested this restaurant for lunch. It is actually in a former ARCO gas station that has been converted into a very casual establishment. Portions are very generous and everything is prepared to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1820
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-1357
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