If you are planning a trip to downtown St Petersburg, be sure to schedule in some extra time to get some for or a drink at one of these local spots.
If you are looking for legit Latin food then Bodega is the place to be. We tried the classic Cuban along with cortaditos for a pick me up!
Green Bench Brewing Co
This is not a eating spot but it is directly across the street from La Bodega, so you could grab a Cuban sandwich to-go, and grab a beer to pair with across the street. They have a variety of beers but I would say their specialty/style of beer is the Saisons, which are refreshing and pairs well with many foods.