Comfort food classics and homestyle dining options abound in Tampa, whether you're looking to revisit favorite dishes from childhood, or you're looking to sample the comfort food of other cultures. With a large portion of the city's population hailing from other parts of the country and the world, there are a variety of traditions to choose from including Cuban, Italian, Greek, Southern cooking and soul food, as well as all-American favorites. Listed here, 10 Best has brought together just a few of the many options to choose from.
If you're looking to experience the comfort food of Tampa's many Cuban-American residents, try La Teresita. This old-school cafeteria offers large portions of traditional dishes developed from family recipes.
Southern cooking is also well-represented with restaurants such as the funky, modern Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe where they serve up soul food favorites including their famous chicken and waffles surrounded by an intriguing collection of whimsical folk art.