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Mar 22, 2011 01:02 AM

Cuban Sandwich between TIA & Busch Gardens

Hi all

My 16 year old grandaughter is flying in this weekend..We are going to Busch gardens right from the airport...But 1st she will definately want a cuban...someplace casual & quick...Thanks,Vicki

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  1. La Teresita --

    La Teresita
    3302 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

    1. Arco Iris on Columbus Blvd.
      Not far from the route you have to take from the airport to Bush Gardens

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      1. re: TampaPete

        While Arco Iris is my go to place for Cuban food, I like Cacciatore & Son at 3614 N. Armenia for their Cuban Sandwich. And try a deviled crab also if you get to Cacciatore.

        Arco Iris Cafe
        4001 N Habana Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

        1. re: RibDog

          Definitely stop at Cacciatore's for the deviled crab and Cuban sandwiches. The bread pudding they make is also pretty good.

          La Teresita is also pretty good. Make sure to try the daily special.

      2. I dig the cuban at the Floridian, along with their bean soup and great hot sauce, it's among my faves. May not be perfectly true to style but it's close enough and they do a nice job with the bread (I think they put a bit of butter on the press before pressing them). Also I love the innards of the Wright's cuban, but the bread rarely does anything for me.

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        1. re: askdrtodd

          i find that the Floridian's house roasted turket sandwich is actually better than thair Cuban. Girlfriend ordered it and i was surprised. The Cuban is okay, but the turkey surpised me.

          1. re: andy huse

            sweet, now I know what I'm getting for lunch!

              1. re: RibDog

                I'll be there @11:30 if you wanna join!

                1. re: askdrtodd

                  hrm. Floridian was not as good as I remember, Bill & I went and got a cuban and a turkey sandwich, and split both, and a couple devil crabs. Ironically the highlight of the meal for me was the bean soup sides (we tried both black bean and Floridian bean). Meat was a bit sparse albeit tasty. I think I'll hit Wrights one day this week and Colombian one day too...

                  1. re: askdrtodd

                    I have heard that their soup is good.

                  2. re: askdrtodd

                    Sorry, did not get your message in time.

          2. La Ideal on Tampa Bay Blvd. Excellent Medianoches here also.

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            1. re: the_sneeb

              I second this. They have what is easily one of the best Cuban sandwiches I've eaten.

            2. If you want to get a bit historical, you could always pop into the deli at La Segunda Bakery, on 15th St down in Ybor, for a Cuban and some pastries...