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Ceviche: "Best Tapas in Tampa Bay" Tampa Restaurant Tip by stephaniellen

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Ceviche is my #1 favorite restaurant! They have locations in Tampa just off South Howard, Downtown St Petersburg, Sarasota and also downtown Orlando. I have only been to the ones in Tampa and St Pete so far. The Tampa location features outdoor dining in a courtyard with a decorative pool in the middle and a wonderful Bar area with a stage where live music is often performed.
Ceviche has deleicious Sangria! Their version is heavy on ting cubes of apples as well as citrus fruit. The menu is enormous filled mostly with small plates but you really dont need to order too many to satisfy your hunger. Everything I have ever had there has been good. Desserts are also fantastic especially any of the ones involving chocolate.
If you are looking for a place that has good food and a great atmosphere this is it. As of this writing they have a special 'Tapas Tuesday menu that features 30 tapas on sale for just $4 each along with $4 a glass sangria! Otherwise the cost of the meal can add up if you try as many dishes as you would like to but you will not feel the money is wasted.

Favorite Dish: A favorite of mine and everyone else I have been there with is the the potato dish 'Patatas'P
Bravas' which consists of cubed potatos in an amazing aioli sauce-they are addictive! The Ceviche is great, and my favorite chicken dish is 'Pollo Al Jerez'-grilled marinated chicken topped with pesto and a Spanish Sherry cream sauce. I am not usually into pesto but this is very good. My favorite dessert is 'Trilogia Di Chocolate' 3 kinds of chocolate mousse topped with white chocolate rum sauce.

Address: 1502 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: South Howard avenue features a variety of restaurants this is on the end closest to the water and is across the street from Bellas Italian, another good place.
Phone: 813-250-0203
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 13, 2010
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