Spain Toma TampaLooking to try out a taste of delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine in Downtown Tampa? Look no further than to SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar!

Tucked in between high rise buildings and the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar was established in 1980. Chef Maria Castro, born in the northwest province of Spain called Galicia, learned the art of cooking from her mother and grandmother.

The menu at SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar is diverse and offers diners a variety of affordable dishes that include Cuban, seafood, and Spanish/Basque delights. On this particular day, I tried the chicken and yellow rice.

Along with complimentary Cuban bread and butter, my meal was the perfect lunch! My fellow diners enjoyed another Cuban staple - pressed Cuban sandwiches which contained freshly sliced ham, pork, salami, cheese, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. Both meals received rave reviews and servings were more than enough for one person.

With live flamenco music every Saturday night and pitchers of tasty, fruit-filled Sangria, SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar is the perfect place to enjoy date night or an evening out with your closest friends. Whether you’re heading to a show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts or taking a leisurely stroll along with Tampa Riverwalk… stop in for a bite and savor rich and authentic Spanish flavors.

For more information about restaurant hours and special events, please visit www.tomaspain.com, and stay tuned in for more Tampa Bay dining updates..