Cafe Creole (Closed)
Tampa, FL Photo courtesy Steve/Back on Tack
Café Creole set up shop in the early 1980s on 9th Avenue in Ybor
City. It was run out of the old El Pasaje Hotel, a building dating back
to 1896. The restaurant is often credited with having revitalized this
Cuban section of Tampa. Like Ybor City itself, the eatery was fashioned
after the French Quarter of New Orleans. The menu offered Louisiana-style
cuisine ranging from crawfish to jambalaya.
Café Creole closed
in March of 2003 leaving behind its sign as a historic landmark.
The Finger at Cafe Creole
Tampa, FL Photo and info courtesy Andy Callahan