Visiting Northeast Macfarlane, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Tampa neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Cuban eatery to a Thai spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Northeast Macfarlane, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. West Tampa Sandwich Shop
Topping the list is Cuban, breakfast and brunch spot West Tampa Sandwich Shop, which offers sandwiches and more. Located at 3904 N. Armenia Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 458 reviews on Yelp.
Sandwich lovers: get your fix at this spot. There's plenty of options including the shredded steak (with onions, mayo, mustard and potato sticks) and Cuban "Obama Sandwich" (a traditional Cuban, but with honey). Breakfast favorites, soups, salads and desserts are also on offer.
2. La Teresita Cafe
Next up is Cuban and Spanish spot La Teresita Cafe, situated at 3246 W. Columbus Drive With four stars out of 840 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
For starters and sides, try ham croquettes, tostones and maduros (fried plantains). Entrees include the fricase de pollo (dark meat chicken and potatoes simmered in a tomato-based sauce), roast pork with black beans & white rice and vaca fritz. Finish off your meal with popular desserts such as the queso flan and tres leches cake.
3. Taqueria Emanuel
Mexican spot Taqueria Emanuel is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2800 N. MacDill Ave., Suite E, 4.5 stars out of 191 reviews.
At this busy eatery, you can feast on carne asada tacos, rice and beans and chips and guacamole. Fan favorites include chicken tostadas, chipotle chicken and the flautas.
4. Thai Terrace
Finally, there's Thai Terrace, a local favorite with four stars out of 203 reviews. Stop by 2055 N. Dale Mabry Highway to hit up the Thai spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
Try the pumpkin curry tofu, drunken noodle dishes and sizzling volcano terrace with shrimp, carrots, celery, onions and bell peppers. Save room for the coconut ice cream with fried banana.