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We ate dinner at Cuban Foodies tonight. I drive by this location all the time and never knew this restaurant was here. It’s right next to Lowe’s in Oldsmar. We split an empanada and then got a Cuban sandwich & Masitas.

 

All of the food was good. The empanada had a tasty filling and the pastry was flaky. The pork was tender, the plantains were sweet and the Cuban sandwich had a good mix of meats and cheese. Service was a bit slow & scattered, especially when a few more people came into the restaurant. Total bill with a drink was $20.

Cuban Foodies
13855 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL
813-475-4493

Cuban Foodies Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar, Tampa
  • We went over to Maloney’s Irish Pub in Westchase for lunch today.  They weren’t very busy, but it took a really long time for our burgers to come out. Loren got the California burger & I went for just a plain cheeseburger.

    Loren liked the burgers more than I did.  I found the patty to be a little too dense.  It had a nice toasted bun and the fries were good.  He liked the guacamole and bacon on his.  Total bill was $26.

    Maloney’s Irish Pub
    9540 Linebaugh Ave
    Tampa, FL
    (813) 749-0859

    Maloney's Local Irish Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5

    We were heading back from Plant City and stopped at Origami Sushi for dinner.  It was early so there weren’t very many people there, but they do a serious take out business.  It was happy hour so we started off with some Gyoza and then got a bunch of sushi.

    The Gyoza had a tasty pork filling.  For sushi, we tried the tunacado, the sunset roll, rainbow roll, scorched earth and perfect match, plus some salmon and a side salad.  The sunset roll had fresh mango on it and I have to admit, I really enjoyed the bit of sweetness it added to the roll.  One of the others had a mango salsa on it and it was way too spicy for me.  Overall, the sushi was very good.  Total bill with a drink was $65.

    Origami Sushi
    3615 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-878-2145

    Origami Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Sushi, Tampa
  • Irish 31


    We had dinner over at Westshore Mall with some friends at Irish 31.  It seemed like more bar than restaurant, but the food was very good.  We started out with two appetizers, the guacamole and the boxty.

    The chips were homemade, but a little hit or miss on crunchiness.  The boxty had Velveeta, bacon & chives surrounded by mashed potatoes.  They were interesting.  There was nothing left by the time our entrees came out.    Between the four of us, we ordered the shepard’s pie, the chicken pot pie, the ribeye sandwich and the forest mushroom chicken.

    Everyone was happy with the food. Good flavors and textures.  I had the chicken pot pie and the puff pastry was so light & fluffy.  And since everything was tasty, we couldn’t pass up dessert.  Our friends got the bread pudding & we got the molten chocolate lava cake.

    Again, nothing to complain about here.  The cake was moist with a deep dark chocolate flavor.  We were all stuffed by the time we left.  Our side of the bill was $45 with a drink.

    Irish 31
    214 Westshore Plaza
    Tampa, FL
    813- 207-0308

    Irish 31 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Irish, Tampa
  • We went over to The Wild Rover for lunch today.  We got two of their $8 lunch specials and a Scotch egg just because.

    The Scotch egg was tasty.  It had a very flavorful sausage exterior and a perfectly hard boiled egg in the center.   Loren got the sandwich of the day which was a roast beef and I went with the lunch sausage roll and clam chowder.

    Everything was fresh and had good flavors.  The sausage roll had a crispy flaky crust and the whole lunch was $21.

    The Wild Rover
    13921 Lynmar Blvd
    Tampa, FL
    813-475-5995

    Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

     



    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.6/5