Our world, but importantly – the world in Tampa, Florida – is a melting pot of cultures. Knowing a culture and understanding a culture is best possible through its cuisine. This process of getting to immerse oneself in culture is easy and enjoyable, especially with culture as richly flavored as Cuban cuisine.
Cuban food has a lot of its influences from its Spanish colonizers and factors in the intermixing of various people who settled on the island nation in its tropical nature. All of the migrations and historical events that took place in Cuba influenced the island’s food identity. Cuba was the first and last Spanish colony in the Caribbean.
Originally Cuban cuisine, just like any other cuisine, was made from ingredients that were abundantly found in Cuba. Rice and beans are synonymous with Cuban recipes.
Experiencing an explosion of Cuban flavors in one’s mouth is only possible at Kuba Cocina, one of the top restaurants in Tampa.
Here’s what it takes for a restaurant to be the best Cuban take out restaurant, and here’s why Kuba Cocina is one of the top restaurants in Tampa;
- The Local Vibe – No Cuban restaurant exudes the true flavors of Cuba unless the vibe in the restaurant feels like that of Cuba itself authentically. For a restaurant to be the best restaurant in Tampa, it needs to feel authentically Cuban in its spirit, interiors, and music. Kuba Cocina is exactly that, and that makes it one of the best Cuban take out restaurants.
- The Ropa Vieja – Ropa Vieja is by far the best Cuban beef stew made using top quality shredded beef and tasty yummy vegetables like onions, peppers, and tomatoes. It is usually served with two different sides – yuca and vegetables or fresh tropical fruit. The meat is well marinated, extremely tender, and soft to the bone and soaked in a flavourful gravy. Top restaurants in Tampa with Cuban don’t use frozen meat and vegetables; the best ingredients are fresh and make the taste even more appealing.
- The Classic & Twisted Cuban – Kuba Cocina is home to one of the best breakfast Cuban sandwiches with the best award-winning sandwich. This award-winning sandwich is made with guava-glazed crispy pork belly, melted cheese & two fried eggs that are served with Noche bread. This is by far the best Cuban sandwich that one can find across Tampa. Along with this yummy goodness, Kuba serves some of the greatest house-roasted turkey breast Cubano sandwiches known as the Elenita.
- The Vegan Classics – Apart from the meaty classics, Cuban cuisine is also majorly known for the use of black beans and plantain, abundantly found in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. These vegan alternatives are flavored with spicy aioli, Cuban coleslaw, and heirloom tomatoes perfected to taste in a sweet egg bun, for the vegans in Tampa.
This makes the Kuba Cocina one of the best restaurants in Tampa, and if you are looking for authentically Cuban food to satiate your hunger pangs, find your way to the best take away restaurant in town.