The Tampa Magazine just released their list of the top restaurants in Tampa, FL. This compilation of local diners and cafes consists of everything from breakfast cafes to the best Latin/Cuban/Spanish restaurants. If your family is anything like ours, you know that getting everyone to agree on a place to eat can be tricky. So, before you hop in your minivan rental from Carl’s Van Rentals, check out our top five picks from this year’s top restaurant list.

Dine Out at One of These 5 Tampa Restaurants

1. The Columbia

Known as the Gem of Spanish Restaurants, The Columbia has been owned and operated for more than five generations. What began as a small, 60-seat, corner cafe has flourished into one of Tampa’s most attractive places to hold business meetings, celebrations, and events. This year, the Tampa Magazine has tagged The Columbia as the best Latin/Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the area.

2. Tiny Tap Tavern

If staying away from the crowds and hitting up a local dive bar is more your scene, then you won’t want to miss the chance to check out the Tiny Tap Tavern. What was originally a gas station in the ’30s and ’40s, this tiny tavern is beloved by locals and frequently visited by tourists. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Tiny Tap Tavern is loved by all who stop by.

3. Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

Are you looking for a place to enjoy the fresh catch of the day without having to leave the beach? Then you’ll love Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill. Owned and operated by a friendly face by the name of Michael Preston, Frenchy’s is inspired by Preston’s love for Clearwater Beach, FL, and his goal of providing customers with a relaxed place to enjoy a cold beer and fresh seafood. 

4. Rome & Fig

Are you always looking for the newest place to eat? If so, then check out Rome & Fig in Hyde Park. This newly opened restaurant prides itself on providing a place for you to make memories around the dinner table. Enjoy a casual setting, coastal chic accents, an intimate view of the open kitchen, and hand-curated vintage community tables.

5. Green Lemon

Sometimes, the only thing that will satisfy everyone is a menu full of taco selections. That’s exactly what you’ll get from Green Lemon. Here, the staff prides itself on cultivating relationships with guests, making everyone feel welcome and right at home. The menu features a modern twist on classic Mexican dishes and tacos. Top off your meal with one of their signature margaritas!

Get There with Carl’s 

If you’re planning an upcoming night out on the town with friends, family, or colleagues, then you need a reliable rental from Carl’s Vans Rentals. No matter the size of your dinner party, we’ve got the right size of passenger vans, minibus, or Sprinter vans available. We’ll make it easy for you to check out some of these top restaurants around Tampa, FL, so request your quote online or call us at (813) 872-7111 today!