Tampa Restaurant Review: Casa Jimenez

10 Dec

I took a much needed break from working, writing, reading, and writing more to meet up with a girlfriend for a few glasses of wine. We live about an hour away so I always try to find a place in the middle. After a Google and Yelp search, I came across Casa Jimenez. It’s a small family run Spanish wine shop in the exact area I was looking, and being one of the top ten wine places in Tampa sealed the deal.

I arrived first and I was treated to a little tour of the place by one of the owners. Although they specialize in Spanish wines, they also have French and Italian options available.

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Some of their selections.

They also serve food, tapas style, on Friday and Saturday. You can order cheese and charcuterie or one of their hot options.

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We both like the same kinds of wine (bold, heavy, and delicious), and I told the owner this. He picked out bottles of wine for us to share, and they were fabulous. He definitely knew exactly what to choose based on our preferences.

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Such a great selection of wine! For a corkage fee of $5 you can enjoy your wine right there! You know how much I love instant gratification!

They have plans for renovations and changing up the food in the new year, and I can’t wait to go back and check it out. It was so nice to support a small business that clearly loves what they do. We sat around with the owners and talked all things wine, and we had a fabulous time! In fact, we had such a good time that the Husband had to come pick me up!

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