TAMPA – Ybor City, a neighborhood near downtown Tampa, showcases the flavors and aromas of Cuba. From Hand-rolled cigars at Cuban Cafe, the shopping, dining and bar area is a haven for locals and tourists alike.
For those looking for those flavors and aromas, Tabanero Cigars has both.
“We’re known for the best Cuban coffee in Ybor City,” Karen Lozano told FOX4 during our trip to the Super Bowl.
Bragging? Maybe, but the manager of the store who has “cigar” in his name, concocts a solid cup of Cuban beer. And the cigars are packed by hand in the same store.
“It’s not a question of numbers, it’s a question of quality,” she added.
Opened 10 years ago by a businessman who immigrated from Cuba with his parents at 15, Tabanero has become not only a store, but also a manufacturer of fine cigars in an establishment site.
Business has slowed during the pandemic and the store closed briefly, but Lozano says they weathered the storm and are back open and busy. Sales fell 70%, but online orders kept the company afloat, even as it was forced to lay off workers.
Now that it’s open again, business is picking up, although finding cigar rolls has been difficult.
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