Calling all South Tampa Foodies: Luv Child SOHO has officially opened its doors. If you haven’t heard, Luv Child is the newest branch of the Ciccio Restaurant Group founder of Tampa favorites such as Fresh Kitchen, Daily Eats, Green Lemon, Taco Dirty, and more.
About Luv Child Soho
Luv Child is now located on 516 S. Howard Avenue in Tampa. The hot spot is closed on Mondays and is open Tuesday through Sunday! If you’ve ever entered “The Lodge” then you know where this is because it’s replacing The Lodge. Luv Child is a Cuban-style restaurant that blends old Florida and the 70’s. The spot is pretty big with 177 seats and its own full-service restaurant with an awesome outdoor patio and bar. Luv Child opened on Halloween and has not stopped serving since!
David Pullman a partner in Ciccio Restaurant Group gave this quote to Tampa Biz Journals. “It’s an extension of the other side of Swann and Hyde Park,” Pullman said of the South Howard block that’s home to Luv Child. “We’re just trying to stay ahead of that. We have a saying in the group: Evolve or die. It was time for a new concept, and this was something that we thought South Tampa and Tampa, in general, would appreciate.”
It makes sense that Luv Child will bring in Cuban influences as Tampa and Ybor is a mecca for Cuban culture. Luv Child also puts a large emphasis on plant-based items too! They boast Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner (at very reasonable prices!). Their Brunch menu is served until 3 p.m. where you can order sandwiches, salads, and more. Enjoy a plate of French Toast where you can have it stuffed with tres leches or guava, or order the Cubano which has roasted pork, pickles, cucumber, salami, pimento cheese, mustard, and swiss.
Their Coffee Menu is worth mentioning too with fresh drip coffee, americanos, Cuban coffee, con leche, horchata, and more! Yum! They also serve a full drink menu during the brunch hour too including $3 mimosas.
If you’re coming in for lunch, their menu is huge. Enjoy shareables, salads, combos, sandwiches, and tacos. We recommend the tacos which come al a carte with options such as herb marinated chicken, orange pork, Tempe, citrus shrimp, and more.
Finally, their dinner menu is a blend of both! Enjoy salads, combos, sandwiches, and more. Order Lima combo where you can enjoy Peruvian green rice, Cubano tomato salad, pickled onions, and a choice of protein. Plus starting the week of November 19th Luv Child will be starting a ‘This is Us’ menu with Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. during the week, Takeout, Taco Tuesday, Dinner Party Wednesday, Drink Pink Thursday, and Weekend Brunch! So many reasons to give this new hot spot a try!