Centers for Cigars; El Sol Cigars from Tampa

El Sol Cigars TampaTAMPA – There are a handful of places associated with cigars. The geography of cigars includes the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Cuba, Connecticut and Tampa.

Tampa is synonymous with cigars, mostly because of the name Hav-A-Tampa, made by Altadis USA.

However, there are real cigar companies still in Tampa.

If you go to Tampa’s Ybor City, there is El Sol, with its sun logo.

The company dates from 1929, when cigar maker Guy Saitta made the first Smok-A-Cuba cigar. He began the business with his wife, Mary. Today, the business is now run by grandson.

Today, El Sol has small cigar factories in Tampa, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.



  • Garland Pollard

    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.

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  1. I just might have to pay this shop a visit sometime and check out what cigars they are selling. I wonder if they sell Cuban cigars, nothing gets better then Cuban cigars. Also I wonder if they ship to other countries like other sites such as I guess we’ll just have to find out.

  2. Ybor is the epitome of nostalgia and if you smoke cigars, a visit to El Sol is a must.

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