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Out for a quick lunch today and Andy’s on the Bay was the place to be.

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Two small orders of roasted pork, rice and beans and a drink for $16.  The pork is so juicy and tender and the rice and beans are just delectable.  You never leave this place hungry.  They’re only open weekdays for lunch and there’s usually a crowd.

Andy’s on the Bay
472 East Douglas
Oldsmar, FL
813-855-8166

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Food5/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value5/5
4.1/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar
  • We were running a car rally today and it finished up in Masaryktown at the Cafe Masaryktown.  They handled our group of 16 very well and Loren and I went for a Cuban sandwich and a Havana Club with fries.

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    The best part of the Cuban sandwich is the fresh roasted pork.  We both ended up taking half a sandwich home because they were so big and filling.  It was a lot of tasty food for $16.

    Cafe Masaryktown
    398 Broad St
    Masaryktown, FL
    352-754-2822

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    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Masaryktown
  • Cuban Food


    We were down in Ruskin tonight and stopped at the Ybor Grille for dinner on the recommendation of a friend.  Loren started off with a salad and I devoured some bread.

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    The bread came with an olive butter that Loren liked, but since I’m not an olive fan, I just stuck with the warm, crusty, tasty bread.  I went for a Cuban sandwich and fries.

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    I liked the flavors in the sandwich and the bread was perfect, but would have preferred that it had been warmed all the way through.  The meats in the middle were still cold.  It was a huge sandwich and I ended up taking half of it home with me.  Loren tried the Lechon.

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    The pork was very tender and tasty.  Normally, I don’t like onions on the rice and  beans, but these were sauteed and added a nice flavor to them.  We ended up taking half of this dish home too.  For dessert, we tried the bread pudding.

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    Loren liked it more than I did.  It was served cold, which was off putting to me, and it had a dark, almost molasses flavor to it.  I just never knew there were so many variations to bread pudding.  It’s completely different everywhere we try it.  Overall though, it was a lot of tasty food for $28.

    Ybor Grille
    105 E Shell Point Rd
    Ruskin, FL
    813-641-7300

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Dessert
  • Specials


    We eat at Cuban Breezes all the time, so we really like it when there’s something new on the specials menu.  Today we decided to try three new things, starting with the Cuban egg rolls.

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    These were awesome.  They rolled up the makings of a Cuban sandwich inside an egg roll shell and deep fried it to a crispy goodness.  The cheese was all melty inside.  These made my tastebuds very happy.  Loren tried the chimi pork sandwich.

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    He said it thought it would be more flavorful than it was, but overall it was ok.  I went for the grouper Cuban.

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    I often get the mahi Cuban which is really good, but the grilled grouper was perfectly cooked and went well with the Cuban bread.  I really enjoyed lunch today.  Total bill with a drink was $26.

    Cuban Breezes
    13980 W. Hillsborough Ave.
    Tampa, FL
    813-814-9939

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.0/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar
  • We haven’t been eating out much lately, mostly because both Loren & I caught a nasty little cold.  Chicken soup, the occasional take out, and the couch were about as far as either of us wanted to go.  But, now we’re back among the living and had a quick lunch at Cuban Breezes.

    Loren got the masitas with a side of ultimate rice and beans.

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    Tender and tasty as always.  I went for a mahi Cuban with a side of rice & beans.

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    The mahi was pretty thick today which made the sandwich a little difficult to eat.  It just kept wanting to fall out of the Cuban bread.  Nonetheless, it was cooked perfectly and with a side of rice and beans filled me right up.  Total bill with a drink was $21.

    Cuban Breezes
    13980 W. Hillsborough Ave.
    Tampa, FL
    813-814-9939

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.9/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar