Ask any Tampa native about Colombia, and you more than likely hear rave reviews about Florida’s oldest restaurant located in Ybor City. Understandably so, the Columbia has inserted itself as Tampa’s destination for Cuban cuisine. However, one restaurant in Tampa is making sure we don’t forget that Colombia (the country) is home to many unique foods and traditions.
La Cabaña Restaurant has been locally crafting authentic Colombian cuisine since 2000, and the award winning restaurant has made its home on Armenia. From the colorful decorations to the carefully selected furniture, it’s clear La Cabaña is dedicated to providing diners the atmosphere of Colombia in addition to the taste.
Home-style meals in mammoth-sized portions
The beauty is in the simplicity for many of La Cabaña’s offerings, making this a great spot for even the pickiest of eaters. Touted for their rotisserie chicken, the constant cooking over charcoal makes for a flavorful and readily available meal for those on the go.
Meat lovers will certainly find their sanctuary here as the grilled steak and pork selections abound. Each meal comes with a host of sides such as rice, beans, and plantains that will make even the hungriest person satisfied.
Exceptional seafood selection
Those craving seafood can find a selection of fresh snapper or shrimp. These meals are served with the same sides as the meat offerings. The Arroz Marinero is perfect for those seeking Colombian spin on the classic Spanish paella.
The lighter side of the menu features the same full flavor meals in smaller portions and accompanied by healthier sides such as steamed vegetables and, boiled potatoes, and salad.
Colombian culture shines through drink menu
A meal is incomplete without a beverage. La Cabaña didn’t forget to include a variety of of sodas, beers, and coffees imported from Colombia. Tropical juice shakes are in full force with fruits ranging from mango to papaya to passion fruit. There is no shortage of flavor when it comes to quenching your thirst.
La Cabaña Restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
5302 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
You can learn more about the restaurant by visiting their website.
Article by That’s So Tampa writer Daniel Gomez