At Tabanero Cigars, We Believe...

in the heritage of the once named Cigar Capital of the World, Ybor City. We believe we can bring back our cigar industry and respect with the best elements offered in Tampa: Passionate Cuban Rollers and Oliva Tobacco Co.

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We are much more than just cigar makers. From the Ybor district of historic Tampa Florida, the heart and soul of America’s cigar history we create cigars that are truly special.  Our passion for hand making the perfect cigar is reflective of our Cuban heritage and our factory here in Tampa brings that history and love of quality alive.

  We are committed to the finest principles and care in our products and for us, each cigar is an extension of our love for cigar making. We believe it is an artistry, an artistry that we are honored to share with you. With every Tabanero cigar you are enjoying an element of our history, our heritage and the desire we have to create those cigars right here in the United States. Take a moment to look over our selection of offerings and let us help you see why our passion for making cigars is at the heart of all we do.


News

The Lector

April 22, 2017

Tabanero Cigars is dedicated to honoring the past as we usher in the future.  In today’s blog, we are going to discuss an interesting position from the early culture in Ybor: the lector. Ybor City: The Story Please imagine with me.  It is 1901 and we are in a cigar factory.  We are looking at a small wooden table covered with tobacco leaves.  Above the table on a shelf is a stack of handmade cigars.  Behind the table, sitting on a wooden chair is a man who came to Tampa from his native Cuba.  His white shirt, though neatly pressed, is tainted by the sultry summer air and clings to his wiry frame.  As we pan out and see his...

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Talking about Tabanero

April 15, 2017

The History of Ybor City On March 16th The Washington Post published an article written by Jason Wilson, “For Ybor City in Florida, a Historic Cigar Town Faces a Cloudy Future.” We are going to expound upon the discussion he raised concerning our town and our craft.  Jason recognized that we are doing something wonderfully unique in Tampa.  “Every minute of every day in Ybor City is a good time for a cigar. in Ybor City, it seems as if — whether perversely or refreshingly — one enters a parallel universe where smoking cigars is still a totally natural part of life.”  This parallel universe, as Jason stated, is the rebirth an industry that was as culturally rich as the...

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