St. Pete sandwich specialist Bodega is opening in Tampa

The popular Cuban take-out restaurant on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg will open an outpost in Seminole Heights.
Harry Chittenden, and his friend Peter C. Fischbach, both of St. Petersburg, sit at Bodega's open window in St. Petersburg. The popular Cuban restaurant will open a new location in Seminole Heights, the restaurant announced on social media. [Scott Keeler | Times]
Harry Chittenden, and his friend Peter C. Fischbach, both of St. Petersburg, sit at Bodega's open window in St. Petersburg. The popular Cuban restaurant will open a new location in Seminole Heights, the restaurant announced on social media. [Scott Keeler | Times]
Published February 13 2018
Updated February 13 2018

Tampa's dense Cuban sandwich scene will soon have another competitor, by way of St. Petersburg.

Bodega, the popular Cuban take-out spot with the walkup window on St. Pete's Central Avenue, officially announced Tuesday its plans to open a second location across the bay in Seminole Heights. 

A rendering posted on the Bodega Facebook page hints at what the new location will look like.

The original Bodega opened on Central Avenue in 2013 with mostly outdoor seating before it expanded. 

The short, straightforward menu features the aforementioned Cuban sandwich, as well as a popular pollo asado, and a pressed tempeh sandwich as a vegetarian option. 

Bodega on Central made Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley's list of the Top 50 Restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2018.

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