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Old Jul 26, 04, 4:53 pm
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USAFAN
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Naples, Florida
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Only one Cuban restaurant (chain) in Zagat:

Columbia

Celebration,Clearwater,Sarasota,St. Petersburg,Ybor City
1241 Gulf Blvd. (˝ mi. south of Sand Key Bridge) Clearwater, FL, 33767 (727) 596-8400
411 St. Armands Circle (Blvd. of the Presidents) Sarasota, FL, 34236 (941) 388-3987
2117 E. Seventh Ave. (bet. 21st & 22nd Sts.) Ybor City, FL, 33605 (813) 248-4961
800 Second Ave. (Beach Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL, 33711 (727) 822-8000
649 Front St. (Sycamore St.) Celebration, FL, 34747 (407) 566-1505

“If it didn’t exist, Hemingway would have invented it”: this venerable indoor/outdoor Ybor City Spanish/Cuban, the first of the Gonzmart family’s statewide chain, delivers a “festive”, “authentic” Iberian interlude (with flamenco dancers, even!) in a historic tiled building; perennials like the 1905 salad (so called to commemorate the restaurant’s founding), black bean soup, paella and sangria are strongest here, but St. Petersburg’s pier view and the people-watching at Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle are compensations.
Actually, we have some Cuban restaurants in Naples. One is at the "Bank of Naples Plaza" near Hilton on US-41.
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