El Sol Cigars from Tampa

El Sol Cigars TampaTAMPA – Of the places associated with cigars, there are three places: the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Tampa.Tampa is synonymous with cigars, mostly because of the Hav-A-Tampa, made by Altadis USA.

If you go to Tampa’s Ybor City, please do stop in at El Sol. Can’t miss the sun logo.

A bit of history. In 1929, cigar maker Guy Saitta made the first Smok-A-Cuba cigar. He started his 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.

Read more at www.elsolcigars.com

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  • Garland Pollard is publisher/editor of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website BrandlandUSA.com has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands. He has decades of experience across all media, including newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and the web.


  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 http://www.gocubans.com/. 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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