14913 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33613
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
At the end of Oak Ramble Plaza, beyond the hubbub of Acropolis and Mr. Dunderbak's, the space that was once Louis Pappas Market Café has been renovated to become a clean, airy, family-friendly newcomer that adds a little spicy sizzle to the local culinary stew. The area has a couple of grab-and-go Mexican places, chains for the most part, but none that offers more upscale, sit-down fare. At the top of the heap, tableside guacamole service is excellent and shrimp ceviche is lively and zingy, with cubes of red onion and avocado and tufts of cilantro enlivening the lime-cured (but not overcured) seafood. The rest of the menu leans to enchiladas, dramatic chili rellenos and hearty platters of carne asada.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
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