Tampa Life: My Favorite Restaurants in Hyde Park

Ruffle Top: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Floral Skirt: Ann Taylor (another option here) || Heels: Target (similar here) || Apple Watch || Earrings: Zenzii Jewelry || Clutch: c/o Lyla Taylor Boutique

Hyde Park Village is one of my absolute favorite places to hang out in Tampa. Not only is it totally gorgeous, but there are fabulous boutiques, local culture, and the yummiest restaurants around! The area is booming, with new retailers moving in daily, so there is always something new to discover. If you’ve been around here awhile you’ll know that I take pictures here ALL the time, and I recently thought it would be fun to share what I love most in Hyde Park. Today’s topic (and a personal favorite): Restaurants!

bartaco– If there was one food group I could live on it would be tacos, hand’s down! What I love about bartaco is that they serve “street style” tacos so each one is only about 3 bites- which means you can try a bunch of different ones each time you go! Their bowls are also top notch and chips & guac are on point… and those margaritas are YUM!

Timpanos– Stepping into Timpanos in Hyde Park is like stepping back in time to a 1940s jazz bar. It’s a total “experience” if you know what I mean & a perfect fancy date night spot. I love their atmosphere & the fact that there’s almost always a jazz band playing- I feel like it makes the food taste even better 😉 They are known as a chophouse- so get ready for some great surf and turf selections!

On SwannThey are one of the newest restaurants in Hyde Park but they have made their mark! I didn’t know it was possible to be obsessed with a Kale Salad- but there’s is truly the best I’ve ever had! Last time I was there I also indulged in the fresh, homemade doughnuts and they were heaven on earth. The cocktail menu is also on point- get ready to fill up on lots of goodies here! Fun Fact: this is where today’s pictures were taken!

Wine Exchange– I mean, there is wine in the title… need I say more 😉 ha! While they have an extensive and great wine menu- they also have great food. I love their take on a Spanish salad (I love green olives) which is reminiscent of the Columbia’s 1905 salad. And their charcuterie is yummy as can be!

Ruffle Top: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Floral Skirt: Ann Taylor (another option here) || Heels: Target (similar here) || Apple Watch || Earrings: Zenzii Jewelry || Clutch: c/o Lyla Taylor Boutique

Next time y’all make it down to Tampa you’ll have to let me know if you check any of these gems out! And of course for my local friends- weigh in on your favorites below 🙂




  1. September 19, 2018 / 7:40 am

    So cute! I love anything navy blue and pairing florals with it is the perfect touch!

  2. September 19, 2018 / 11:53 am

    What a cute skirt! I love the print and how you styled it!


  3. September 19, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    This outfit is so fun! I love the little monogram on your purse. All of these restaurants sound so yummy!

    xx Mollie

  4. September 19, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Can we talk about how much I love this skirt! Such a cute area, and perfect for all your colorful and fun blog pics <3
    Green Fashionista

  5. September 19, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    My grandparents used to live just outside Tampa and i would go all the time. I haven’t been in years; and it’s awesome to hear that this area is getting so fun and cool! I totally need to go back.
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • girlmeetsbow
      September 19, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      Yes girl come on down and visit! It’s so happening down here now 🙂

    • girlmeetsbow
      September 19, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      Come down anytime- I’ll show you around! 🙂

  6. Laura Leigh
    September 20, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    You’re absolutely adorable and I am 100% bookmarking this for future travels!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    • girlmeetsbow
      September 21, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Come on down & visit!

  7. September 20, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    You have the cutest skirt dear! I love it, really adorable colors from the floral print. Such a cute contrast for the ruffled top.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. ashley hargrove
    September 21, 2018 / 9:53 am

    I haven’t been to Tampa in YEARS!! I never remember it being known for it’s amazing restaurants so I’m excited to come back and check it out!

    • girlmeetsbow
      September 22, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Come on and visit anytime girl! I’d love to show you around!

  9. Kelsey
    September 24, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Oh my gosh that skirt is so darn cute!!! Love it!

  10. September 24, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    How stinkin cute are you! Love this guide and I’m saving it for later!

  11. Angelle Marix
    September 25, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Bartaco is one of my favorites!! Need to visit Tampa. You look so pretty!!


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