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Didya see? 10 more La Teresitas coming soon...

Mild Bill Nov 20, 2008 05:53 PM

In or around Tampa... Wesley Chapel, etc...


I had a few really good meals there recently...

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    gfr1111 RE: Mild Bill Nov 21, 2008 01:48 PM

    In this morass of bad financial news and news of the closings of many good restaurants, finally, some good news! I wish them well. They are a credit to the Tampa area.

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      crewsweeper RE: Mild Bill Nov 22, 2008 09:14 AM

      Wish they'd come up north to Tallahassee with one of those locations. I like the idea of being over near I-75 easy access for a quick bite if you're on your way to FT Meyers or Marco Island.

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        rhnault RE: crewsweeper Nov 23, 2008 05:44 AM

        Is there a bakery in NW fl yet that makes real Cuban bread?

      2. BeaN RE: Mild Bill Nov 23, 2008 11:27 AM

        We desperately need one in south St Pete. I hope they come here!

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          rebecca.kukla RE: Mild Bill Nov 23, 2008 03:50 PM

          I don't know ... I am glad they are doing so well financially, given the state of things, but I can't think of much as likely to water down quality and kill that indy atmosphere than opening 10 new places at once and going all chain-y on us. It worries me...

          Luckily I prefer Arco Iris (their new second little location is just great) and West Tampa Sandwich Shop anyhow.

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            RibDog RE: rebecca.kukla Nov 23, 2008 06:10 PM

            Dang, they snuck in a new location on us. What is it, RK?


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              rebecca.kukla RE: RibDog Nov 24, 2008 06:21 AM

              It's at Habana and Tampa Bay Blvd, and it is called 'Cafe Iris' I think, with the same rainbow. Much more cosy than the original location, cleaner, similar menu, and at least as good. Very sweet servers too, and no increase in price.

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                RibDog RE: rebecca.kukla Nov 24, 2008 06:30 AM

                That's interesting. But it seems relatively close to the original location. Wonder why they put it so close.

                Thanks for the information!


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                  rebecca.kukla RE: RibDog Nov 24, 2008 03:27 PM

                  I agree - they are staying in the hood. Would seem to have made more sense to open in South Tampa or something.

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