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Carmine's

Spanish Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant, and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
Historic Ybor, Tampa
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7.7/10
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  • Chad H.
    "Deviled crab fur shur, the best Jerry, the best."(11 Tips)
    Wayne A.
    "Cuban and Spanish bean soup is excellent."(3 Tips)
    Harry B.
    "Decent Cuban sandwich but pass on the Caprese Cuban."(2 Tips)
    Rick N.
    "Great crab cakes!"(2 Tips)
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  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MarieSeptember 2, 2015
    Spanish bean soup!!!! sooooo gooood!!!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 30, 2015
    You must order the deviled crabs. The flan is amazing
  • Chris S.
    Chris SimpsonNovember 5, 2014
    Horrible wait staff, stood in a group all looking at me, talking among themselves, 5 minutes later got a menu, took my order and never came back. .. Never had to leave a Zero tip before, congrats
  • Laura B.
    Laura BrennerSeptember 14, 2014
    I don't know what's good here because I have been waiting and hour and half to eat.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MSeptember 10, 2014
    Amazing food. It's a must stop everytime I am in Tampa!
  • Harry B.
    Harry BDecember 18, 2013
    Eh, nothing to write home about. Decent Cuban sandwich but pass on the Caprese Cuban.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MetzgerDecember 10, 2013
    The tampa cuban was GREAT. I def would go back just for the cuban
  • Central Florida T.
    Central Florida Top 5November 24, 2013
    Hard to get in. Waited over 20 mins and gave up.
  • Nelson T.
    Nelson TortNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Devil crabs and flan are a must
  • Dani G.
    Dani GalvinOctober 23, 2013
    Jumbo deviled crabs are the BEST in Tampa!!
  • Lynn S.
    Lynn SmithSeptember 13, 2013
    Baked.chicken is great!! Deviled.crab has tons of crab!!! Great prices, and service
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SAugust 31, 2013
    Flan and chocolate cake!!! Save room for dessert.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SadighiAugust 26, 2013
    This restaurant is the most terrible restaurant I have ever been to! The food is terrible, the staff are very slow and extremely rude. I would never go back! An absolute disastrous experience!!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SadighiAugust 26, 2013
    This restaurant is the most terrible restaurant I have ever been to! Extremely rude server, more rude manager, terrible food! The food came out very late, and cold. My cuban was disgusting! DON'T GO!!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CortesAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Place is awesome. Home feel
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie BergerJuly 18, 2013
    Always a good meal!!
  • Paul M.
    Paul McGowanJune 28, 2013
    Never had a bad meal here! Always delicious!
  • Kimberley B.
    disappointed today. Paid $11 for pork and fries. Thought it would be traditional Spanish pork shredded but no they slice it now it was dry and flavorless don't know why they changed it
  • P N.
    P NApril 9, 2013
    Great lunch
  • SecretAsian29
    SecretAsian29April 8, 2013
    Horrible customer service. Forgot our food. Everything was cold...even the hot food. Should've gone to Gaspar's Grotto.
  • Ila D.
    Ila DeschMarch 18, 2013
    Awesome on the weekends the outdoor patio dj and nothing better then being outside in beautiful Tampa FL
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AtherholtMarch 3, 2013
    Carmine's facade.
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AtherholtMarch 3, 2013
    Cuban and Spanish bean soup is excellent.
  • Sue W.
    Sue WilliamsFebruary 19, 2013
    A specialty of the house is "devil crab" a lot like crab cakes, but tastier.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReevesFebruary 10, 2013
    Don't expect the manager to be nice. Charged me - eight months pregnant for a second sandwich when my first sandwich fell on the floor before I took a bite. Worst management and food was subpar!
  • Kristina T.
    Kristina TrujilloDecember 12, 2012
    Ask for April, she is a wonderful person with an easy going personality and knowledge about the food! I will now always ask to sit in her section, the food was also wonderful!!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HDecember 2, 2012
    They charge $2.10 per soda, even club soda from the tap.
  • Glenda A.
    Glenda AbichtOctober 20, 2012
    Don't get the mojito nasty. Service and attitude. Not so good !!
  • Lori B.
    Lori BallardSeptember 29, 2012
    Devil crab is awesome! Lots of crab! Not too much breading. The blue crab meat pasta is one of my personal favorites!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnSeptember 17, 2012
    Skip the cuban, I have had better north of the Mason Dixon. Its not bad just not anything to write home about. Devil crabs are intresting, worth trying.
  • RJ V.
    RJ VidaSeptember 1, 2012
    The Chicken Marsala is out of this world!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJuly 22, 2012
    Cuban sandwich was mediocre- tomato, lettuce, no pickle resulted in sandwich available anywhere instead of a local specialty
  • Erik T.
    Erik TomanMay 26, 2012
    Great food! You must get the roast pork and roast chicken specialities. These were to die for!
  • Michele P.
    Michele PhillipsMay 26, 2012
    Worst service ever!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HartmanMarch 4, 2012
    Deviled crab fur shur, the best Jerry, the best. Plate 'o Cuban Pork, super, Katy Perry super
  • Rick N.
    Rick N.February 12, 2012
    Great crab cakes!
  • Krystal G.
    Krystal GuerraFebruary 9, 2012
    Manager is helpful, bar is always willing to whip you up something refreshing or potent ;) and the food is perfect for any time of day with any company you may have.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SmittyJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    MEATBALL SUB W/LIGHT SAUCE!
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not leave here without ordering a Deviled Crab... Deeeeelicious!
  • Shannon T.
    Shannon TillisJanuary 8, 2012
    Don't go to them bathroom. The attendants charge you to wash your hands!! :(
  • Professor T.
    Professor Twain 🚬🚬⚾⚾October 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    High quality and good prices. My favorite restaurant in Ybor. Love the chicken and pork. Ask for extra onions with your black beans & yellow rice!
  • SuperC
    SuperCOctober 19, 2011
    Best chicken noodle soup in town
  • Jana S.
    Jana StallOctober 9, 2011
    Ask for Chad as your waiter he's awesome!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LynchJuly 25, 2011
    Black beans and yellow rice. YUMMY!!!
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DammerJuly 23, 2011
    Good cubans, great prices...awesome drinks and service!!!
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    A quick spot for lunch, Carmine's is an Ybor institution. Low-priced, no-frills Spanish food piled high — what more do you want?
  • Amber
    AmberJune 19, 2011
    Met cameron diaz here while she was in town to visit family!
  • Sherry K.
    Sherry KingJune 10, 2011
    Do not get the fried green tomatoes or lasagna. It was very bland.
  • Joy O.
    Joy OglesbyMarch 13, 2011
    Get the deviled crabs.
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GatoFebruary 20, 2011
    Watch out for the prices, very expensive.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony ArmeniaDecember 15, 2010
    Cuban & Devil Crab. Get it!
  • Raul J.
    Raul JuarezOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ago app is sooooo good!!
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BlackSeptember 22, 2010
    buttery prawn bite at the end of your fork. Sex in a dish. Carmine's Ybor, Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta.
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BlackSeptember 22, 2010
    Imagine your spoon and fork twirling together in an erotic love dance to capture the twine of slithering angel hair pasta, laced with sun dried tomatoes. Then seal your love twine with the kiss of a
  • Evan S.
    Evan SSeptember 4, 2010
    The Cuban bread is amazing here!
  • Michelle
    MichelleJuly 22, 2010
    Best deviled crab in town!
  • Joran O.
    Joran OppeltMay 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Spanish bean soup with chorizo and potatoes. Do it.
  • Susie S.
    Susie SteinerMay 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sangria is pretty damn good...
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