Interesting Facts About Tampa

We found a fun article listing a few interesting facts about Tampa… 25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tampa. We love sharing information with our community, whether it is for information about local events or for entertainment purposes only. In review of this article, we have found a few interesting facts and listed our top picks to explore in the Tampa Bay area.

We chose number 14, the Cuban sandwich for our topic of discussion. While reading through some of the comments in the post, many readers are questioning the author’s statement that the Cuban sandwich was invented in Tampa. There is some debate about the origin and included photo of the Cuban sandwich. Here’s what we have found:

As with Cuban bread, the origin of the Cuban sandwich (sometimes called a “Cuban mix”, a “mixto,” a “Cuban pressed sandwich,” or a “Cubano”[6]) is murky and somewhat intriguing.[7][8] In the late 1800s and early 1900s, travel between Cuba and Florida was easy, especially from Key West and Tampa, and Cubans frequently sailed back and forth for employment, pleasure, and family visits. Because of this constant and largely undocumented movement of people and culture and ideas, it is impossible to say exactly when or where the Cuban sandwich originated.[2]


In April 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa” by Tampa’s city council.[5]



Whether it’s from Cuba, Miami, or modified in Tampa, we all love a good Cuban sandwich with some tasty yucca fries. We’ll gladly accept the title… Thank you city council of Tampa!

Whether you find the facts listed in the article to be true or have any disputes with the listings, we can all agree that Tampa is one of the most beautiful cities and enjoy the exciting things this city has to offer. There’s no shortage of things to do!

This weekend:

Don’t miss out on the Macdill Airfest 2016 this weekend, March 19th and 20th . Show your support for the MacDill Air Force Base and this great city, Tampa Bay!

Also don’t miss the 5th National Cuban Sandwich Festival, March 19th and 20th!


Take a stroll along the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, Bayshore Boulevard. It’s 4.5 miles long!


During Open Hours:

Visit the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg and explore a collection of works from the renowned artist, Salvador Dali.


Let us know any interesting facts about Tampa that you may find or any disputes about the article. We love your input!

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