Tampa is known for its Cuban cuisine, and deviled crabs are a tasty must-have delicacy. From the 1900s, when the large immigrant Cuban community popularized them, the delicious snack has been a mainstay in the city. Below are the eateries with the best-deviled crabs in Tampa.
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Pappy Devil Crabs
2210 E, Hillsborough Ave, Hillsborough, Tampa, FL, 33610
Pappy Devil crabs are a delicious main meal option in this Tampa restaurant. We had the meat option because there are vegan options as well. The vegan option made of onion and pepper was really tasty, and even though we just got a taste from our vegan companion, the little we had was exceptional. Another food option is pikliz, which accompanies the deviled crabs. The deviled crabs were perfectly seasoned with the crab delicately flavored so that the fresh taste of the crab stands out. There are also drinks such as fruit punch and island-style drinks, which are a perfect complement to the meal.
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Brocato’s Sandwich Shop
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619
The deviled crab served at Brocato’s Sandwich Shop is very tasty. They are well made with just the right amount of breadcrumbs on the outside that balances perfectly with the rich flavor of the crab meat cooked in onion and peppers. The crab is fresh, and the pepper is not overpowering, making these some of Tampa’s best-deviled crabs. Other meals on the menu, such as sandwiches, french fries, and desserts, are served in sizeable portions and are tasty. The portions are huge, and the food is good value for money, not just for the portions but also the taste.
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The Capital Grille
2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
The Capital Grille offers a fine dining experience, and the deviled crabs are some of the best in Tampa. The eatery has some of the best seafood dishes with fresh lobster, seabass, and other fish meals. The deviled crab is deliciously made with onions, pepper, garlic, and seasoning and the breaded exterior is crispy. The menu is wide with steaks, chicken, and other delicious meals. There are all kinds of side dishes that you can order, and the drinks range from alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There is also a wide menu of brownies, choco cake, fruit sorbet, ice cream, and cheesecake.
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Aguila Sandwich Shop
3200 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa FL, 33614
This sandwich shop has a menu that has Cuban dishes. The deviled crab in Aguila Sandwich shop is delicious, with the crab in the breaded exterior flaky and tasty. You can have them as a side dish or get a small tray or large-sized tray that comes with different sauces, which we got for our party of ten, and they were more than sufficient. There are other items on the menu, such as the Cuban sandwich, which has a filling of ham, pork, cheese and seasoned with mayonnaise and mustard, french fries, tamales, yuca fries, hash browns, Cuban oatmeal and coffee, and other beverages.
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La Segunda Central Bakery
2512 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605
La Segunda Central Bakery serves Cuban cuisine, a staple of Tampa. The deviled crab in the bakery is served fresh and is made with blue crab meat, tomatoes, onions, and peppers sauteed in seasoning and oil. They are made with fresh crab meat and are a perfect snack or meal with a tasty sauce. We also had an empanada and the day’s soup which was filling. Other food items are sandwiches with different meat fillings, including pork, bacon, chicken, turkey, and vegetables and seasonings. The bread used in the sandwiches is baked fresh, making the sandwiches an enjoyable meal option.
601 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33602
Michelle Faedo’s Deviled Crabs in Tampa are some of the best in the city. With three branches, one of the things that makes this snack so delicious is the homemade seasoning. The eatery makes the perfect deviled crab using only fresh blue crab meat, it does not use any other alternatives. The crab meat is seasoned and cooked perfectly, and we loved every single bite. The other items that we tried from the menu were the Faedo’s Famous Hybrid Cuban Sandwich and a Chef salad, both filling options. The eatery uses fresh ingredients to give delicious results for all meals.
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Ricky’s Cuban Restaurant
5243 Ehrlich Rd, Greater Northdale, FL 33624
Ricky’s Cuban restaurant has great food, and the deviled crabs were no exception. The food was hot and fresh tasting. We had a dinner of ropa vieja- shredded beef, Caribbean chicken, and a side of deviled crabs that came with a house sauce. The sauce had the perfect spiciness, which made the perfect meal. We enjoyed the crabs so much we asked for a takeaway order. A plus of the restaurant is that it is very clean, and the servers were knowledgeable and very helpful. Also, the portions were huge, which made it easy to share the meals we ordered comfortably.
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1802 E 7th Ave #3808, Tampa, FL 33605
Carmine’s has a wide menu serving Cuban food. The lunch and dinner menus have a wide range of dishes, but the deviled crab is a must-try option amongst the delicious food options. The deviled crabs are made from fresh blue crab meat and made with a homemade recipe that makes them among the best Deviled Crabs in Tampa. They come in either a mini option of five or jumbo with eight of them. We went with the jumbo option because we know how delicious they are. The portions are filling, especially because we took a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
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Cacciatore & Sons
3614 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
Cacciatore & Sons is not an eatery but rather a shop where you buy plenty of Italian and Cuban-based meats and foods. However, they also make some meals, and they have some of the best Deviled Crabs in Tampa. What sets this place apart is the use of fresh and flavorful ingredients, making the deviled crab a real winner. Made of blue crab meat, onions, peppers, and seasoning lightly sauteed in Italian olive oil, the result is great tasting deviled that has just the right combination of moistness of the crab meat, the flaky and thick breadcrumbs and other fresh ingredients used.
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2205 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Ocean Prime is a high-end restaurant with branches in multiple locations in addition to Tampa. The food is fresh, with the deviled crab made exceptionally well with tender meat and perfect seasoning. The service is attentive, and the other dishes on the menu are delicious. The restaurant has a wide drinks menu, and we could choose the perfect accompaniments for our meals. The restaurant owned by Cameron Mitchell is quite an experience. After getting deviled crab as our appetizer, we had the surf turf as our entree. The other entree we had was the rib eye that was cooked perfectly and was tender and delicious.