Cuban Sandwich Festival Ybor CityHi Tampa Bay! Erica here to invite you to a mouth-watering showdown. That’s right. It’s the Latin Times Media Inc., and the Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce’s Cuban Sandwich Festival at the Ybor City Saturday Market.

On Saturday May 26, this FREE community event will challenge restaurants from all over the bay area to compete to win the best Cuban Sandwich title. Considering the Cuban Sandwich evolved in Ybor and is one of the city’s most treasured traditions, the competition will be fierce!

The family-fun festival will also include over 50 food, art and cultural exhibitors; live cultural musical and dance performances; a Kidz Zone featuring: clowns, jump houses, face painters and much more!

Are your Cuban Sandwich friends competing? Some of the contestants include:


  • Alessi Bakery
  • Cacciatore Brothers
  • Cafe Masaryktown
  • Cuban Guys
  • Danny's All American Grill
  • Franks & Subs
  • Gaspars Grotto
  • Kooky Coconuts
  • La Teresita
  • Mata Monchies
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Michelle Faedo’s Food Truck
  • Mr. Empanada
  • Nita’s Place
  • NY Cafe- Pinellas County
  • Ofelia's Café
  • Ronnie Pastrami’s
  • Stone Soup Company
  • Silver Ring Café
  • Floridian

Although admission is free, donations will be collected at the community help booth for a six-month baby, Emberlynn, diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Come out and show your support Tampa Bay, from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Don’t forget your appetite! That's all for now, but stay tuned in for more updates on things to do in Tampa Bay!