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Hugo's Spanish Restaurant

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931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
+1 813-251-2842
08:00 - 17:00
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Tampa, Florida
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous Cuban food The black beans & yellow rice is the best in town The chicken dishes are amazing the meat falls off the bone Parking is challenging but don't let it dissuade you from going. The service is great You can get beer The atmosphere is super casual

Thank paula g
Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are lots of Cuban sandwiches around Tampa and everybody says their's is the best. I don't know if Hugo's makes that claim, but if they did they would be telling the truth. It has everything a proper Cuban should have. The bread is right, the ham is good, and the roast pork is excellent. Hugo's just does it right,... More 

Thank Martin T
Tampa, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Without question the finest Cuban sandwich available anywhere -- Miami, Tampa -- anywhere! We've eaten Cuban food in Florida for 30 years and know it as well as anyone else. Hot pressed all-the-way with deviled crab ... THE BEST.

Thank Bill S
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I never miss an opportunity to dine at Hugo's Spanish Restaurant, when I travel to Tampa, Florida. It is exceptional. I strongly suggest breaded steak with black beans, yellow rice and a side of fried plantains. I am not saying this is healthy - - but worth every calorie! Oh, and don't forget the side of Cuban toast. A not... More 

Thank Joy T
Tampa, Florida
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305 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I don't care how good the Cuban sandwiches are at Hugo's there is no reason it should take more than 30 minutes to get your order. There are too many other restaurants in Tampa that serve Cubans with good service. I will not be back again.

Thank RJR411
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Had an incredible Cuban here so good I had to go back a few days later before I left town. Delicious. Perfectly pressed and just the right amount of mustard. Marybeth is very nice. Tip her highly.

Thank Brice B
United States
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Hugo's on a Sunday morning after heading to the neighborhood and attempting to go elsewhere for brunch. We were NOT disappointed! Service was a little indifferent to begin with but once she warned up was efficient and courteous. Kept our soft drinks full and cleared or plates immediately. I had the chicken and rice meal and the... More 

Thank SamanthaL222
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The proper makeup of a Cuban sandwich is well argued, so I will only say theirs is not my pick. Our server was nice enough but more interested in talking with her friend than checking back on us. Smelled--and tasted--of slightly old grease. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day.

1 Thank RGRCNwFl
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious and quick. Reminded us of the food in San Juan. The empanadas and bean soup are very good! Tostones are fresh and garlicky. Wish we had more time in Tampa so we could go back.

1 Thank BDM22_12
Seminole, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. We had breakfast and it was simple food but delicious. Will definitely return. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself was recently remodeled and was very inviting and warm while trying to remain true to its Cuban heritage.

1 Thank mariollsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 931 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2842

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?