With our 2013 digital travel planner, viewers are exposed to a brief introduction to Tampa, how to get around, where to stay, things to do, dining and nightlife, and even area services.
Additionally, an interactive regional map helps visitors navigate the Tampa Bay area.
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The restaurant and dining scene in Tampa is among the most diverse and distinctive in Florida.
Here in Tampa Bay, you don't have to go far to find the original flavor of Florida. It's in the spicy scent of our Spanish paella, a rich sip of café con leche, a healthy bite of a Cuban sandwich or the delicate taste of fresh, local seafood.Tampa Bay's food and restaurant scene tells a distinctive story of its people, its past and its location. Even the trendy, nationally recognized chefs pay homage to the style of cooking Tampa Bay's immigrants brought to this area by building fresh, inventive dishes with traditional ingredients.
Cuisine culture in Tampa is common knowledge among the locals. Start the day with Cuban bread and cafe con leche at any number of quaint breakfast spots. For lunch, select from a wide range of fine dining to funky seafood restaurants that seem to be opening at an unprecedented pace. Then finish the evening at an outdoor cafe with a steaming cup of Cuban coffee, a smooth nightcap, a fine cigar or a sumptuous dessert while watching the stars. Or enjoy the moonlight and listen to the waves on one of the area's dinner and dance cruises or private charters.
Try our restaurant search below to find the Tampa restaurants that are perfect for your vacation. View our favorite recipes from top chefs serving up signature dishes at local Tampa restaurants to take a taste of Tampa, FL, back home with you!