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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,878 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Cuban
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
Today
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Late lunch

My wife heard about this place from a friend so we decided to try it out for a late lunch. We were not disappointed. We ordered a large club and a large Cuban. Both were delicious and we could only eat one half of one sub. We will be eating them for a couple days😅. We loved it we will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tim M
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Oswego, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Oswego, New York
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife heard about this place from a friend so we decided to try it out for a late lunch. We were not disappointed. We ordered a large club and a large Cuban. Both were delicious and we could only eat one half of one sub. We will be eating them for a couple days😅. We loved it we will... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you like Cuban food I recommend Brocatos. They make every kind of sandwich you can think of There speciality and my favorite sandwich is A Cuban sandwich or a roast pork . I have never eaten any better. They also make Yellow rice and chicken. I like Yellow rice with Black beans and raw onions . The prices are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you like crab this is where you want to eat. they have the most amazing stuffed crab. and well worth the price.. we go at least once a month is not more to get our fill. Hubby knew this place would be one of my favorites and he was right. love love love this place

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Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had Brocato's Large Cuban many times ,its always great. The Deviled crabs are the best my families ever had.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I've been fortunate enough to be introduced to this place by working close by otherwise I would've missed the boat on this one. Although not a huge amount of space to eat. Hands down has to be one of the friendliest environments with generous portions of foods. They definitely do not skimp out on quality nor the amount of it.... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

During my college years I worked near by & often had lunch from there. It was a grocery back then & the sandwiches, devil crabs & potato balls were made in the back at a deli counter. It was great food then and now. I was craving that taste of home, so my husband and I drove from the Cocoa... More 

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Clearwater beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to Brocato's Sandwich shop and it was great. You get in line to order and pay at the counter. Your name is called in about 10 minutes to pick up your food at the other end. Every one gets a bag of chips (many kinds to choose from), and a large soda with every purchase. We had the... More 

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Portland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Since moving away years ago I do not get Devil Crabs or Cuban sandwiches on a regular basis. When I am back in the area this is a must have and Brocato's fills the desire 10x over. Their crabs are huge and delicious. Filled with so much crab meat. The Cuban sandwiches are fantastic. Loaded with meat and just wonderful.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Bracato's Cuban is one of the best sandwiches/subs I have ever had! There are no words. Love them so much my son-in-law had them shipped from Tampa to Washington, DC.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I will get right to the point. Bought a pork sandwich, Philly sandwich and a devil crab. Paid close to $40 and waited close to an hour sitting in a very hot shed there. OK food but sorry way overpriced and too long of a wait. It should be illegal to charge that much and wait that long for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-248-9977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?