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Good dives in Tampa

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tampa eater Jun 18, 2009 07:46 AM

Any good small hole in the walls in South Tampa, West Tampa, Seminole heights, etc.....

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    CFishman RE: tampa eater Jun 18, 2009 09:30 AM

    I am confused. Is there anything else? Admittedly, some of them are not good but they are all dives. No?

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      rikkikm RE: tampa eater Jun 19, 2009 05:42 AM

      Habana/ Havana Village on Dale Mabry- great Cubans, Custom Creations on Hillsborough- breakfast on Saturdays only- open till 2, not really a dive but worth checking. La Pequena Colombia on Armenia, Cabana del Tio in Clearwater.

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        Miss E RE: tampa eater Jun 22, 2009 10:51 AM

        Do you mean bars, or delis, or both? I mean, there are loads of small establishments in those areas, most of which aren't fancy--you have to be more specific.

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          tampa eater RE: tampa eater Jun 23, 2009 07:29 AM

          Sorry - I meant good restaurants that are not well known in Tampa...

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            TampaNativeThatLovesNYC RE: tampa eater Jun 26, 2009 07:14 AM

            My favorite place in Tampa is El Puerta, it's an Argentinian place in Ybor City on 5th Ave. They have a great selection of steaks and seafood and is cheap! My fave meal is the Baby Churrasco, it's a Churrasco steak, rice and beans, plantains(their plantains are a bit mushy but still have a good taste), salad, and fries. Another good one is the fried tilapia covered in onions and pink sauce, and they have a great apetizer that is pork cubes w "creole"sauce, so delish. Their iced tea is great to. For some reason El Puerta doesn't get great reviews on this board but it is my all time fave Tampa restaurant!

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