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Callaloo & Pipo’s Café

The Historic Manhattan Casino houses two restaurants on the ground floor of the iconic building. Callaloo and Pipo’s at The Historic Manhattan Casino share both a dining room and a love of great food.

Callaloo blends the best of two worlds by serving Southern comfort foods such as fried chicken and mac ’n cheese while exploring flavors of the islands with mojo style pork and chicken and sweet plantains. Our full service bar features locally distilled spirits and brewed beers, great companions for any meal. Come for the delicious food and craft cocktails and stay for the live music as we host all genres of artists in our bar and lounge.

Ramon Hernandez leads the third St. Pete location of Pipo’s, the Original Cuban Cafe. Pipo’s Cafe at The Historic Manhattan Casino serves patrons who want to grab and go as well as those who want to sit down in the dining room. Our Pipo’s location serves the same award winning roast pork, flavorful black beans and rice, and authentic Cuban sandwiches the Hernandez family has been serving through Tampa Bay for decades. Pipo’s is committed to using quality ingredients and cherished family recipes to share traditional Cuban cuisine with the local community.

About our ownership group…

The Historic Manhattan Casino, Callaloo, and Pipo’s at The Historic Manhattan Casino are operated by the Callaloo Group, consisting of President Ramon Hernandez, Vice President Vincent Jackson, and Director of Development Mario Farias. This ownership group possesses extensive experience in restaurant ownership and management, creating the optimal combination of expertise, financial stability, vision, creativity, and community involvement to ensure the long-term success of the venue.