This is the third part of my friend Stan Garfield’s restaurant log for Tampa Florida with recommendations. Stan is a frequent contributor to the food picks on this blog. Stan has a cool job. He is the Communities Evangelist for Deloitte Global Consulting Knowledge Management. Stan also organized the SIKM Leaders Community that recently obtained its 300th member.
Stan provided his meal and his code works like this for those that are rated: * - recommended, ! - highly recommended, % - avoid like the plague. There are a lot of reasons to go to Tampa here. I like his menu selections as there are a lot of Southern and Latin dishes.
Lee Roy Selmon's (wings!, gumbo, pulled pork*
Taqueria Cantina & Burrito Joint (tacos with chicken and al pastor) 402 South Howard Avenue
Fourth of July Cafe (café con leche*) 1611 N Howard Ave
La Teresita (camerones enchiladas - shrimp in red sauce,* collard green soup,* salad) 3246 W Columbus Dr.
TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli (egg cream*, matzo ball soup, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage) 2223 N. West Shore Boulevard
Mi Mexico (tacos al pastor, pollo, barbacoa, carnitas) 4205 N. Armenia Ave.
Taste of Boston (grouper, baked beans*, cole slaw) 5314 Interbay Blvd. (I should point out tha grouper is a Southern fish, not found Boston seafood places.)
Big John's Alabama Barbecue (pork*, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw) 5707 North 40th Street (My aunt from South Carolina says that Alabama makes the best BBQ - she grew up in Birmingham before moving to SC as a teenager)
Westshore Pizza (chicken Philly) 3742 W Lambright St
Sooo Good Southern BBQ (turkey, chicken, collard greens, cole slaw) 1045 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Miguel's Mexican Café (Tacos Michoacan) 3035 W. Kennedy Blvd
The Colonnade Restaurant (stone crab claws, Cajun grouper, collard greens, sweet and sour slaw*) 3401 Bayshore Blvd
Arco-Iris Restaurant (Creole fish*, plantains*, collard green soup) 3328 W Columbus Dr
Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Que (pulled chicken!, pulled pork*, barbecue beans!, cole slaw, pickle slices*) 4103 West Kennedy Boulevard
Los Tucanes (tacos*) 1235 E Hillsborough Ave. l