309 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Cuisine: Tapas/small plates
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
The industrial-chic, low-light, loud-music place has a high funk-factor provided by wonderful found-object murals and the use of minivan banquettes in the booths, complete with seat belts. Cheap boasts colorful mix-and-match china, gorgeous sangria pitchers and lovely swirled stemware. The concept is small plates with half the menu devoted to "crudos," cold raw seafood dishes like tartares, ceviches and sashimis, and the other half an assemblage of "epulae" (a Latin word that means loosely "feast").