Each spring, thousands of hungry fans descend on Tampa's Steinbrenner Field, home to the New York Yankees spring training. Luckily, there are lots of fantastic restaurants located close by. Whether you are looking for a classic diner, local ethnic specialties, or hip and trendy eateries, there are convenient options to choose from. 10 Best has put together a list of just a few of the local favorites to help you make your decision.
A minutes drive south of Steinbrenner Field is Boy Scout Boulevard, the gateway to some of the city's best dining. Restaurants line the road which also passes the entrance to International Plaza. This fashionable and upscale mall is home not only to fabulous shopping, but also hosts Bay Street, an outdoor village-style entertainment area featuring even more of Tampa's best restaurants. Tending towards the trendy and upscale, examples include Roy's and Capital Grille.
If you head east of Steinbrenner Field you'll find yourself in the historic neighborhood of West Tampa. If you've a yen for casual, authentic ethnic food, then this is the perfect neighborhood for you. Look past some of the faded exteriors, and you'll find some off-the-beaten path gems featuring Peruvian, Mexican, Chinese, Cuban and Spanish cuisine. One of the most popular spots in this area is called La Teresita.