The Hotel Haya Experience Food Tour

Are you ready to take the challenge? The Cuban Sandwich challenge?

Get Ready… you will be the judge as you visit some of the most talked about restaurants in Ybor City! The Cuban Sandwich is a variation of ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and salami on Cuban bread.

Although there has been a debate for a long as to where to find the best Cuban Sandwich, look no further. In April 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city Tampa” by Tampa’s city council.

Now it’s your turn to taste history as we sample tastings from 5-7 restaurants that specialize in this exciting sandwich! All food and drink tastings are included in your ticket price of


3 Hours

Centro Ybor located at 600 E. 7th Avenue, Center of Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605

Attire: Comfortable shoes & Clothing

What will I be doing on the tour??

Food Tastings – Our guided tours of Ybor City will delight your pallets with the authentic food and culture that make up this great city. We will visit between 5-7 locations to enjoy mouth-watering samplings enough to satisfy your appetite.

We will stop at signature restaurants like The Columbian Restaurant that was established in 1905 and still in existence today! We will taste the authentic Cuban Sandwich, Taste Columbian Coffee, stop by Cigar Shops to learn why this city was called The Cigar Capital of the World, and taste wonderful desserts that complete this culture! Between tastings you will get an insider’s view of this rich city as you stroll the busiest street in Ybor, 7th Avenue! Our enthusiastic, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, witty stories, exciting night attractions, and any upcoming events in this exciting city!

This is the first, original tour of this kind. During our tour we will help you eat, explore, and experience Ybor City’s cuisine and cultural gem. During your guided tour, you will be introduced to Ybor City in such a way that the experience alone will leave you knowing why it was placed in the National Historic Registry! Once you leave your tour guide, you will be confident to explore this great city alone with enjoyment!


  • Time: 12:30pm

  • What’s Included: All food tastings, enough for a hearty lunch; a guided tour; and exclusive tasting location coupons

  • Who: All fitness levels & All Ages

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 1.5 miles

  • Capacity: Up to 20 people per tour

  • Dietary Requirements: With notice, we can fulfill most requests

  • What to Bring: Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, bottled water, rain gear (as needed), camera, and recommended gratuity for your tour guide.