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Feb 1, 2009 12:12 PM

Tampa in vicinity of conference center?

I'm in Tampa for a conference the weekend of Feb. 6-7. Are there moderately-priced (20-30 dinners) places in walking distance of the conference center that you'd recommend? Ideally, I'd like places that can handle a group of 8 since I'll likely be doing a lot of dinners with colleagues. Also, what places are slightly further afield (but still within a 15 minute cab ride) and worth making the cab ride (again, moderately priced and able to handle a table for 8)-- I'd be particularly into places that are distinctly local (e.g., Cuban in Ybor city, seafood). Both more adventurous and basic-but-delicious options are welcome.

Thanks so much!

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  1. I have heard Spain is really good and it is about 4-5 blocks from the convention center. Just remember if you map it, downtown is all one way streets so restaurants may be closer than the driving instructions say. Here is the web site enjoy your stay. Juli