Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant
Erected 1962 by The Optimist Club of Ybor City.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Hispanic Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 27° 57.657′ N, 82° 26.666′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa, between between 13th and 14th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion (a few steps from Ybor City's First Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); “Cuba” (within shouting distance of this marker); José Martí (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Antonio Maceo Grajales (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant. Mentioned on the marker, The Mambi Army was the National Army of Liberation that defeated the Spanish through two wars: 1868-1876 and again 1895-1898. Mambi is a Congo word. Recent estimates of the participation of Cubans of African descent in the Mambi Army run as high as 92%.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,732 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.