315 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
Sangria's Tapas Bar is the perfect spot for any occasion on any evening. Beautifully hand-painted canvases portray various aspects of Latin culture and complement the taupe walls. Two dining areas are separated by a wall to accommodate those who prefer the bar atmosphere or an intimate dining experience. Tables are also available outside. One flat-screen TV is mounted above the bar, but doesn't take away from the relaxing, yet fun, ambiance. The menu is a mixture of cold and hot appetizers, three paella entrees for two and a choice of four desserts, all of which are served with fresh, hot Cuban bread. The Ceviche de la Casa is a mixture of scallops, shrimp and squid tossed with peppers and mixed to perfection. For those who enjoy mussels, the Cozze a Ia Napoletana is superb. Don't feel like meat or seafood? Try the grilled eggplant wrapped in goat cheese. Everything was served fresh and hot. All appetizers ranged from $4 to $14 and a little more for a serving for two.