Highest-rated cheap eats in Tampa, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Tampa, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Tampa that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Chow Bella Express

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Soups
- Address: 1511 N West Shore Blvd Ste 150 Tower Place/Regions Bank Building Lobby, Tampa, FL 33607-4516
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#29. TacoSon Authentic Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 7521 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617-7703
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#28. The Blind Tiger Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 1901 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3809
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#27. Buddy Brew Coffee - Kennedy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 2020 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1579
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#26. Dough Nation

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 11642 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
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#25. Aguila Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Latin
- Address: 3200 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614-5929
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#24. First Choice Southern BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 10113 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
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#23. La Bamba Spanish Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Spanish
- Address: 4815 W Laurel St, Tampa, FL 33607-4507
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#22. Jazzy's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
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#21. West Tampa Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Cafe
- Address: 3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1308
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#20. Three Coins DIner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 7410 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-4921
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#19. Mom's Place

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 4816 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614-6510
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#18. Portillo's Hot Dogs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2102 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
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#17. New York New York Pizza - Ybor City

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (184 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 1512 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3704
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#16. Thinh An Kitchen & Tofu

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 8104 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33615-1849
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#15. Mel's Hot Dogs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 4136 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617-5936
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#14. Taco Bus

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (501 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 913 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-7109
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#13. Loli's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 8005 Benjamin Rd, Tampa, FL 33634-2305
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#12. Zeko's Mediterranean Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 3609 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
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#11. Due Amici

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 7th Street Ibor City, Tampa, FL
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#10. Coppertail Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, Brew Pub
- Address: 2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5503
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#9. Five Star Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza
- Address: 10926 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617-3004
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#8. Nicki's Omlette & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 6805 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-5001
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#7. La Teresita Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (469 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Caribbean, Latin
- Address: 3246 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1818
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#6. Brocato's Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (746 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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#5. Eddie & Sam's NY Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (622 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602-4404
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#4. Samaria Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (280 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 502 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
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#3. Fresh Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 1350 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3125
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#2. Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (280 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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#1. La Segunda Central Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (341 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Latin
- Address: 2512 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605-3406
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