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Sal Y Mar, Tampa, FL

Sal Y Mar

3.7
3.7
108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Midtown Tampa’s premiere rooftop bar and lounge with 360° views of Downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Inspired by the Riviera Maya town of Tulum, Sal Y Mar’s (Salt and Sea) casual yet sophisticated vibe adds a unique flavor to the mix of dining offerings in Midtown, with a setting and menu rich in old-world influence. With 360-degree views of the Tampa, Westshore, and St. Petersburg skylines, Sal Y Mar offers an unconventional rooftop experience, where guests can mingle effortlessly with residents and neighbors against an unrivaled backdrop.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 692-3330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Elevating special moments and boasting terrific rooftop views, Sal Y Mar Events Venue is the perfect location for your wedding reception, social event, and meetings. Our team of talented professionals is passionate about helping make your event a tremendous success. To book now contact Olivia.Monical@marriott.com and JoDee.Colonius@marriott.com

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Right off of 275 and N Dale Mabry Hwy

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Cypress St @ Dale Mabry Hwy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food 0 bad bad food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The experience was good but I was slightly disappointed by how long it took for items like drinks and food to get delivered to the table. The entire place was not busy at all on so this is why I was so surprised by the wait times. The food once served was really good, the presentation was also very appealing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Terrible service. Bartenders specially
  4. F

    Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    113 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Different ambiance and food. Rooftop bar is cool. Food is mediocre at best and expensive for what it is. Go for drinks not dinner!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Short staffed. Only two servers for brunch. It took 40 mins for uncorked bottles. Also, had a wrapper in my frittata
  6. EC

    ECCopinion

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food wasn’t very good. We were visiting old friends and were able to linger a long time. The server was nice but needed more support.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Very good services ,beautiful place ,but the menu on the day very very poor menu
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    First time in, expected better. The night we were there (Saturday) they had a DJ, with music that should have been dropped quite a few notches. Difficult to hear across the table and without a dance floor I could see, should have been more ambient. The mixed drinks were tiny. I wouldn’t expect a 16oz glass, but the glasses we were served were smaller than highball glasses full of large chunky ice and maybe 4-6 oz of liquor and mixer combined. The quantity and quality of food was under expected, with red meats being less than top quality but cooked to temperature. Meals were room temperature when served. Unimpressed overall, won’t recommend or return.
  9. TL

    Taste4Life

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything from check in to table service was excellent. The menu is small abut the food was good. It is a little pricey in my opinion but the worldly interior design and atmosphere makes up for it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Not enough staff waited a while for service but they were friendly; brunch menu is not filling it’s more of appetizers. Ambiance nice however not worth the price.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food5service5ambience2
    Not a lot of food options…
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The waiter spilled a glass of water on my husband and didn’t offer anything more than a towel. Service not in line with value. My husband had to eat in a puddle under his feet.
  13. DA

    DiegoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was perfect, went on a date here and had an amazing time but it is very expensive.
  14. A

    Abigail

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waitress that we had was wonderful and so helpful! It was disappointing to have had outside seating confirmed for the reservation and then find that the outdoor section was closed, but then see other people seated outside an hour later. The drinks were delicious and so was the papa rellena. Overall, the food was good, but priced beyond what it was worth, with the exception of the drinks.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very nice! Had a violin player who was amazing that played all night throughout our dinner. Beautiful interior and fun atmosphere. Food was great !! I’ll definitely be back :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great experience, good decor
  17. A

    Aelfien

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service is was a bit slower than I would have liked. However, our food arrived quickly.
  18. G

    Ginette

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Beautiful decor, valet to park, DJ was playing great music. The highlight of the night was the violinist! Very talented and playing along with DJ was such a nice touch. However, food and service for the money is not up to par. Cocktails are good but again, if we are paying nearly 20 bucks for a “crafted” cocktail, it needs to be amazing. Same for the food, it wasn’t bad but not great (pricing says great). Service definitely lacking, our server was polite but didn’t provide the level of service expected when you pay nearly 300 bucks for 2. Hopefully, they will line up the quality to their prices soon. Would be willing to give it another try but please get this right. Make the splurge worth it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible experience: from the service, to the food, to the ambiance, etc.
  20. MV

    MarcelinoV

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and dishes and the view - amazing!
  21. DL

    DejaL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my night yesterday at the restaurant I felt welcomed and all the employees was so nice 😊
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Great ambience. Terrible service. Terrible food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst dinner experience of my life. Avoid at all costs. Absolutely awful food, service, ambiance, ect. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, absolutely everything about this experience was an utter disappointment and disgusting.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I do not understand how the service is so bad when there is no one there. Are they short staffed? Idk?? Since the bartender just stared at me and didn’t ask if I wanted anything for 15 minutes, I will never come back here. It is unfortunate because the food is decent but I cannot get over how terrible the service is. I will definitely go anywhere else to spend my money.
  25. KJ

    KJR2022

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    You pay for the ambiance. Beautiful rooftop deck but food was disappointing. Very limited brunch menu and no options to order off lunch menu. Burger ordered well done came out pink and sent back. Might be back for HH but likely not to dine in again.
  26. ND

    NaomiD

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent. The drinks were delicious. Our server was very nice, but would have been much better if she had just checked on us regularly.
  27. JC

    JessicaC

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We hoped for something special given the beautiful rooftop restaurant and decor. It was practically empty when we arrived at opening. This was good because we had an event to attend in 2 hours. Although only a few tables were occupied and the server was very kind, the service was extremely slow. It took 38 minutes to get our drinks. When the drinks arrived they were embarrassingly small. My husband who never speaks up asked if that was an $18 cocktail and they said the “bartenders are new but yes”. I’ve never seen an old fashioned nearly clear and tasted hardly any alcohol. The other drink had so much ice it took 4 sips and it was done. While the manager comped the drinks due to them taking so long, and that was appreciated, we would’ve preferred to simply have a drink comparable to most bars in south Tampa. We could have made a better cheese board at home. We recognized all the things from Costco. Also there were about 15 huge inch chunks of yellow cheddar, 3 skinny half moons of Gouda and inconsistent sized wedges of port cheese. The stamped crackers were the 3 different kinds that are “typical” and there were some dried figs and apricots. Although I was surprised to see honeycomb, the board was not up to par nor expected from a pricey establishment. Save your money and get it from Haven. We didn’t have the desire to order an entree after this so we ordered 2 salads: The burrata seemed fresh but needed seasoning as it and the tomatoes were bland. I didn’t bother asking for salt given the slow service. The best thing we had was the roasted beet salad. It was delicious and well done. Sal Y Mar has amazing views and although staff was nice this place will not survive when there is much better food in Tampa.
  28. AB

    AlexandriaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. My guest was very impressed. I would absolutely come back
  29. RB

    RobertB

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The service was very slow the food was taste but under cook or over cook never correct.....ever N the waiter when 2 time to get are food rt but was not .....the drink was made wrong .....the rooftop was very nice that the only thing i like .....
  30. SS

    SSBon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Appetizers were good. Drinks were good. Paella dish needed seasoning.
  31. NP

    NathanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had reservations but still took time to clean table, very disorganized up front. Took ample time to get service. Waitress named Iris was great, took our drink order after noticing we hadn’t had service yet even though it wasn’t her table. Was cold out so we only ended up ordering an appetizer and drinks. Appetizer took a min and didn’t have one of items needed to make wife’s drink. Seems like they are still getting bugs worked out and could be really nice in future.
  32. CJ

    CJCO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    minimal menu choices for Brunch? I went around 2pm. the view was good as was my drink. would try again for dinner
  33. TG

    TerinG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambience is nice, nice rooftop, drinks were pretty and flavorful but the food was just ok. I don’t have to go back.
  34. KG

    KierraG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such an amazing experience! The food was bomb and the ambiance was everything. Easy valet parking and quick service
  35. A

    Alex

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service, almost 2 hours for basic brunch, and no one was there. Worst experience I have had in my 6 years living here in Tampa. Food was okay, but I would not wish this meal on anyone.
  36. p

    professionalfoodie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This place is beautiful but the menu is VERY limited and this place is way overpriced for the tampa market. I think they should offer some more sophisticated dishes as a higher price but also offer some more affordable dishes and drinks. If you go there for brunch they don’t have a mimosa special or anything so you’re out $15 per drink.
  37. T

    Thomasf

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our reservation was for outside. No table was ready for us. The hostess tried to convince us to seat inside, according to him rain was coming, but I’ve checked my phone and the forecast was 0% of rain. Temperature inside was freezing so we decided to seat outside anyways. Outside the music was very loud coking from a speaker above our table. I asked our waitress if she could lower the volume one or two notches. She came back telling me it was not possible. Our order took almost 1 hour to be ready. My Pollo (chicken) was boiled instead of grilled, no flavor whatsoever, it seems that the cook took the chicken straight for the fridge to the pot pan. The broccoli seemed to be cooked over the grill, it tasted like burnt/smoke. At the end I was charged 20% fee for a party over 6, which I think it’s fair, however the service was really poor. I think for $45 we should have been treated very differently.
  38. G

    Gamhjr

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Ok, so Aloft Hotels do not usually have food, so we took the leap as we heard the decor and ambiance were nice. We were seated at a cool table and we were given water and she took our drink order....took 15 mins. Very limited menu, we took a look and ordered more drinks. Ordered lunch which consisted of a LOUSY charcuterie board a breakfast and 2 burgers. It took 1.5 hours to get there food to us.... No KETCHUP what ? condiments all in little stupid packets, waiter oblivious, all staff young and untrained and don't care. Asked her what was going on and she stated I only work here...... LOUSY horrible and $$$$.
  39. SW

    SarahW

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very friendly, but very slow considering how empty the restaurant was (less than half full). Also, they were out of hamburgers (regular and incredible burgers), which is about 20% of the brunch menu. It was disappointing for some in the party to find an alternative option.
  40. SG

    SamirG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Make sure you mention you want outside seating when reserving

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sal Y Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 692-3330.

Sal Y Mar is rated 3.7 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Sal Y Mar

3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Right off of 275 and N Dale Mabry Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Cypress St @ Dale Mabry Hwy

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 692-3330

  • Private party facilities

    Elevating special moments and boasting terrific rooftop views, Sal Y Mar Events Venue is the perfect location for your wedding reception, social event, and meetings. Our team of talented professionals is passionate about helping make your event a tremendous success. To book now contact Olivia.Monical@marriott.com and JoDee.Colonius@marriott.com

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