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Jan 17, 2007 01:22 AM

Ybor City recs

Any place with terrific food at a good price?

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  1. There are a few places down Ybor way that have decent food at a reasonable price:
    -Tampa Bay Brewing Co. has good food to go along with killer beer brewed in-house. They serve pub-type food, most of which is made with the beer in the recipe.
    -Bernini is usually pretty reliable for Italian, and won't vacuum all the $$$ out of your wallet.
    -Some places I've heard good things about but haven't been to: Laughing Cat (Italian), El Puerto (Argentinean), Big City Tavern (American)

    1. Ditto on the above. Laughing Cat is GREAT, but there is contruction on 15th street in front of the restaurant.

      1. My wife and I were in Ybor City the Saturday before Christmas and stopped into the Green Iguana for lunch. It is an interesting, funky place that had an excellent solo singer entertaining the afternoon crowd. The real treats, however, were the burgers! They were excellent; big, juicy, cooked exactly to our order and the cooks were definately not stingy with the cheese. Then for dessert we shared the Fried Cheesecake; again, excellent. The staff was extremely friendly and we had a nice lunch. If this is the type of thing you are looking for, it may be just the place.

        1. Carmines and the Tropicana

          1. tampa bay brewing company is one of my favorite ybor spots.

            excellent beer and pubbish grub.

            (except i haven't been since they relocated to centro ybor proper. but same owners, so i wouldn't imagine it going anyplace but up, what with more room!)

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            1. re: hitachino

              i was going to just edit my post to add this link, but i guess you can't edit after a certain amount of time - hence replying to myself ;)

              ran across this recent review of TBBC at it's new digs for anyone interested: