3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches
Hotel Zamora, the stylish 72-room boutique hotel now managed by Klimpton Hotels and Restaurants, is not on the beach side of Gulf Boulevard, but uses its bayou-side setting to best effect with a ravishing waterside pool and patio, and the 21 and older, 360 Rooftop full bar has water views on both sides. The color scheme is a vivacious deep mango and teal with lots of natural woods and design elements reminiscent of Bermuda or Antigua. The menu has strong ties to Spain, with a small plate/tapas approach and lots of smoked paprika and cheeses like Cabrales. But then you encounter Latin elements like a zappy Argentine chimichurri sauce on a tender culotte steak or house-smoked chicharrons; and if you're paying attention coconut lemongrass sticky rice or the tomatillo lychee salsa on a tuna poke will take you in a different direction entirely. What stays consistent is the attention to detail and commitment to making just about everything in-house. Castile hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m. to midnight on weeknights, until 1 a.m. on weekends. 360 Rooftop hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri., 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Sat., 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.
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