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Sheila’s serves up 5-star Cuban pizza at a food truck plaza in Tampa

a customer orders food at a white and pink food truck
Sheila's Food Truck is parked at the Empire Food Truck Plaza Tuesday through Sunday in Tampa

Empire Food Truck Plaza (9822 Anderson Rd Lot 3) may be the best foodie destination in Tampa. Multiple mobile eateries now call the destination home, and the latest addition is Sheila’s Cuban Bakery. One reviewer, Alejandro Vila, wrote that this truck may make “the best Cuban sweets in Tampa.

Sheila’s operates out of a wide and pink truck. Cuban pastries are displayed in a glass case in front of the truck to tantalize visitors looking to explore the food truck park. The show stealer has to be the Caracol. This dessert is like a cross between the classic Lobster Tail pastry and a Hungarian Chimney Cake. Caracol literally translates to Snail Steel. An airy, spiraled pastry is wrapped around a sweet filled and dusted the powdered sugar. Its cone shape makes it the perfect handheld treat.

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pizza topped with ham and cheese
Sheila’s Cuban pizza topped with ham

Other must-try desserts include the tres leches cake, super sweet chocolate frosted donuts ,and flaky pastries filled with guava and cheese.

The main event is the crunch Cuban pizza. This is thicker than your average pie, and the top seller is generously topped with ham. For the uninitiated, The Infatuation out of Miami breaks down what constitutes Cuban Pizza: “Cuban pizza is basically a pan pizza that has a thick crust and an impressive amount of cheese, which melts to create a crispy cheese halo that circles the pizza like a crown.”

three different pastries on a pink menu board

Sheila’s Cuban Bakery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon-11pm. Follow along on Instagram for updates on new menu items, and updated hours.

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