West Tampa Nightlife:
RICK'S ON THE RIVER
2305 N Willow Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 251-0369
Rick's on the River is a new American style restaurant, bar, and live music venue in West Tampa. The location right on the water makes it perfect for a date night! We highly recommend coming out when the sun is going to set. The boat bar has plenty of space for those with maritime interests to come on up and enjoy the food and drink. Check out the smoked fish spread and fresh made potato chips as a starter to your meal. When it comes to the seafood, you'll be hard pressed to find much fresher varieties in the area.
 
WEST TAMPA SANDWICH SHOP
3904 N Armenia Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 873-7104
West Tampa Sandwich Shop is a sandwich shop that specializes in Cuban varieties, as well as a delicious spread of breakfast and brunch options. Some of the favorites here include the media noche, garbanzo soup, tripleta, as well as the honey Cuban if you're really looking to be impressed. The waitresses here are more than happy to try explaining the menu to those who haven't been here before. The coffee is excellent, so be sure to consider this as one of your new mornin pick me ups! It's affordable to boot!
 
HAPPY FISH
4046 N Armenia Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 871-6953
Happy Fish is a Peruvian and Latin American style restaurant that has some fresh seafood options for you to consider! The portions here are large, and the price is right, making it a great place to bring the family. There are entrees that everybody can enjoy, even those who have a discriminating taste. The owner is always here, greeting customers and ensuring their experience is up to par. We highly recommend trying out some of their fmaous picarones for dessert, they're donuts drizzled with a sauce that's delectable.
 
CHICAGO PAULIES
1301 N Howard Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 494-4275
Chicago Paulies is a sandwich destination that mainly specializes in hot dogs. Located right next to the local gas station, this is a convenient place to grab an affordable lunch. The owner of this restaurant is a military veteran who is extremely proud to own a small business in the area. There are a multitude of fresh lemonade flavors for you to choose from when you eat here. If you're somebody who enjoys Chicago style hot dogs, you're definitely going to want to consider this spot for your next lunch or dinner.
 
ACAPULCO MEXICAN GROCERY
1001 N Macdill Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 873-3665
Acapulco Mexican Grocery is a grocery store that has a great surprise, and that's one of the very best spots to get authentic Mexican food when you find yourself in the area. With options like beef tongue, rolled tacos, chorizo, daily specials, sopes, and pineapple marinated steak...there are many reasons why you might want to come here to eat and drink! It can get fairly packed in here, so be sure to come early if you're looking to eat with friends. The simple dishes have ingredients that shine through.
 
GONZO'S SANDWICH SHOP
1902 N Himes Ave
West Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 874-1350
Gonzo's is another sandwich shop for you to consider when you're looking for a cheap and filling lunch option in the area of West Tampa. The yuca fries are the star of the show when it comes to the appetizers! Some other great food choices to consider include the buffalo chicken sandwich, philly cheese steak, as well as the pork drizzle. We love that all of the employees here have no shortage of smiles. There is seating, although limited, as well as a television for some entertainment while you're eating.