Whether you’re a self-proclaimed “foodie” or just a lover of authentic regional cuisine, the meals that you enjoy in sunny St Pete Beach should leave a long-lasting positive stamp on your midwinter getaway. Most of us carry gleeful memories of specific meals that we’ve enjoyed while on a long-overdue getaway – that might be perfectly-spicy fish tacos, juicy blackened shrimp skewers, or authentic chicken tikka masala. One of the most common culinary requests we receive here at Caprice Resort is an authentic Cuban sandwich. While we’re approximately four hours from Miami, the undisputed Cuban sandwich capital of the U.S., the Tampa area is home to some of the best Cuban cuisine in the state. Each of these three establishments is minutes from our affordable, modern St Pete Beach vacation rentals, so you’ll never have to wait long for a satisfying Cuban sandwich.
Barracuda Deli Cafe
The best Cuban sandwich in St Pete Beach, unquestionably, can be found at Barracuda Deli Cafe on Gulf Boulevard. Barracuda is just a short walk from our St Pete Beach vacation rentals as well as Upham Beach Park. Earning the slogan “Home of the Best Cuban” didn’t happen by accident – Barracuda uses specialty swiss, salami, slow-roasted pork, and a housemade mayo. There’s nothing visually striking about this unpretentious surf shack but the Cuban is simply out-of-this-world.
Let’s head three miles north to Treasure Island for the “Best Cuban Sandwich in Tampa Bay” at The Floridian. You know they mean business when their tall sign specifically mentions “authentic Cuban sandwiches.” There’s no denying that The Floridian is a dive, but they’re cooking something special in the kitchen. Unlike most other sandwiches, this one features spiced pork, Genoa salami, and imported swiss cheese on authentic Cuban bread. Treasure Island is only a short drive from our St Pete Beach condos.
The Toasted Monkey
We often recommend The Toasted Monkey for their on-site sand volleyball court, delicious fish tacos, and signature cocktails, but they’re also slinging one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the Tampa area. The Toasted Monkey rests on the edge of lively St Pete Beach – you can reach the beach by following a sizable path from the back patio. The fun atmosphere adds to the allure, but there’s no denying that this tasty sandwich is one of the best in the area. The bread, which is the key here, is purchased from Tampa’s historic La Segunda Bakery. This Cuban sandwich is “not to be missed,” as our guests often proclaim.
Oceanfront St Pete Beach Vacation Rentals
Caprice Resort has over a dozen contemporary yet affordable St Pete Beach vacation rentals, all of which are steps from the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll always be a short stroll from beach activities, snorkeling, and delicious Cuban sandwiches. Browse through our St Pete Beach condo rentals online or give us a call today at 1-877-772-3224 to book a well-deserved family vacation to Florida’s Gulf Coast.