St. Petersburg

FED Guide

May 5th 2016

The city formerly known as “God’s Waiting Room” is transforming into the city now known for its craft beer scene, local coffee roasters, and independently-owned restaurants. It also happens to average 361 days of sunshine every year. Read More

5 Ways to Experience St. Petersburg


Dec 22 2014

Don’t let the lineup at this restaurant, which draws on Puerto Rican, Cuban and Jamaican flavours, deter you. Read More

Tampa Bay’s Best Cuban at Bodega in St. Pete

Visit St. Pete Clearwater

Nov 12, 2015

The quest for Tampa Bay’s best cuban sandwich MUST include a stop at Bodega in downtown St. Pete. This Latin food walk-up is a local favorite on Central Ave. and doesn’t disappoint! Read More

The 20 Best Cubano Sandwiches in America

Yahoo Food

Dec 15, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good Cubano? The sandwich originated in Cuba but has since made waves in the states because it is nothing like your ordinary sandwich. Read More


By Heather Lambie, Vertical Tampa Bay

Feb 2013

As a Miami native, I take my Latin fare very seriously. Thus when I first heard about Bodega, Central Avenue’s newest restaurant in St. Petersburg’s burgeoning Edge District, I was anxious to see how two Brooklyn expats planned to pull off a Cuban joint. Turns out, they know their coladas from their cortaditos. Read More

The Localista is Loca for Bodega

I Love the ‘Burg

Feb 20th, 2013

ASheer euphoria! That’s what the Localista experienced when I first saw the Bodega on Central sign go up in early December … – See more at: Read More

Better At Bodega

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Aug 15th, 2013

From Cubans to Churrasco, don’t miss St. Pete’s Bodega on Central. Read More

Best new no-frills dining in the ‘Burg

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Aug 15th, 2013

Order Cubans, Churrasco, homemade sodas and Cuban coffees without leaving Central Avenue. Read More

Review: Bodega offers Cuban fare from charming tiny spot in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Times

Mar 26th, 2013

Central Avenue’s EDGE District just got edgier. The little box at 1120 Central Ave. that has harbored chocolate cake makers, barbecue impresarios and other culinary schemers and dreamers over the years has become a hip, fun and affordable little Cuban bodega. Read More

Welcome To Bodega!

WDUV Life Favorites

Dec 9th, 2013

Bodega is a Spanish word that can mean a variety of things but it most commonly used to refer to a wine cellar, or small room. – See more at: Read More

I’ll Have St. Pete With a Squeeze of Lime

Huffpost Taste

April 14th, 2014

The rain pelted against the house, sounding like rocks tossed by an angry neighbor, waking us well before our 6 a.m. alarm went off. Read More

Spring Break in Tampa-St. Pete for Any Budget

Southern Living

Mar 25th, 2014

It used to be that this coast of Florida was a sleepy place, one where snowbirds played shuffleboard. And while some heated shuffleboard games still go on here, the area has evolved into a more metropolitan hub, where young professionals sip craft cocktails on rooftop lounges. Read More

Smooth operators: Bodega’s juice bar nearly complete

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Sep 5th, 2014

Bodega on Central’s expanded juice bar and indoor seating will debut to the masses next weekend. Read More

Why St. Petersburg, Florida Should Top Your Travel List

Forbes Travel Guide

Mar 13th, 2014

Given all the “best beach” lists the St. Petersburg, Fla., area has topped over the years, you could be forgiven for thinking the Gulf Coast town is all sand and no substance. Read More

Bodega’s New Juice Bar Invigorates The EDGE District

I Love the Burg

Sep 03rd, 2014

The long awaited arrival of Bodega’s Juice Bar is a little over a week away. We couldn’t suppress our appetite for the restaurant recognized by Forbes and The Huffington Post as a foodie paradise. Read More