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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
  • 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

    Andy's on the Bay Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    Food5/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    4.1/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar
  • We went to Lowry Park Zoo this morning and ate lunch at La Pequena Colombia on the way home.  We’d eaten here once before and really liked the food.  This visit was more of the same homemade goodness.

    Empanadas were first on the list.

    They have a very creamy, tasty filling with a nice crunch on the outside.   I wasn’t going anywhere near the sauce served with it though.  Loren said it was spicy and tasty.

    He went for the chicken fajitas with a side of chicharron.  That fried pork skin is one of the main reasons we’re back here.

    He says it’s addictive.  Crunchy, porky goodness.   I liked the taste of his fajitas.  They had this carmelized flavor to them.  A little bit of sweetness and spiciness.  Much better than I’ve had at a lot of the Mexican restaurants around.  The chicken was very tender and there were plenty of leftovers.  I got the Arroz con pollo which came with chicken stew.

    This also had great flavors and there was way too much of it for one meal.  The chicken was flavorful and tender and mixed well with some of Loren’s red beans.  I ended up ordering an extra side of red beans to take home with my leftovers.   Everything just has that homemade, authentic scrumptiousness.  Total bill with a drink was $32.

    La Pequena Colombia
    6312 N Armenia Ave
    Tampa, FL
    813-876-8338

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    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    4.4/5
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  • Filed under: Colombian, Tampa
  • Mmmm, Ribs…


    Chilly day in Florida today, so we caught an early movie and then got some BBQ take out from Eli’s BBQ in Dunedin.

    $27 got us a full rack of ribs, cole slaw & baked beans which will feed us for both lunch & dinner today.  Eli’s got it going on when it comes to ribs.  They are fall off the bone tender with just the right amount of smoky goodness.  There’s a reason there’s always a line here for the two days a week he’s open.  It’s cash only and definitely worth every penny.

    Today there was also a sign out front for free hamburgers & hot dogs on Monday, 1/16/2012 starting at 10am until they run out in celebration of MLK Day.

    Eli’s Bar-B-Que
    360 Skinner Blvd
    Dunedin, FL
    (727) 738-4856

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    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    4.3/5
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  • Filed under: BBQ, Dunedin
  • We ate lunch at Andy’s By the Bay today and both ended up ordering the same thing, a small roasted pork, rice & beans.

    I don’t know how anyone could eat a large bowl.  The pork is always super tender and the rice and beans are yummy.  Plus, the prices are really cheap.  Two orders and a drink ran us about $14.

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

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    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value5/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Cuban, Oldsmar