Seminole Heights is About to Get Its Own Bodega

St. Pete’s little Latin American restaurant expands to Tampa

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One of St. Pete’s favorite quickstop Latin American joints, Bodega, is making its way to Tampa in the Seminole Heights neighborhood very soon. Known for its delicious Cuban sandwich, lechon and pollo asado platos, maduros and cafe con leche, this fast-casual spot will be a welcome addition to the growing neighborhood of top foodie restaurants in the Bay area such as Rooster and the Till, Ichicoro Ramen, The Refinery, Fodder & Shine and many more.

The new location will be open-air similar to Bodega in St. Pete but will be enclosed by a courtyard and include two shuffleboard courts and a rum bar on site. There will be inside and outside seating and serve the same menu as the original location.

The owners of Bodega have collaborated with the owners of the Mandarin Hide to create a new craft cocktail program curated for Seminole Heights, called Mandarin Heights.

They’ve teased us with a little sneak peek of what the space will look like and we just can’t wait to see it all. We’re ready to visit and skip the trek to St. Pete as soon as those doors open.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.