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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 2,049 Restaurants in Tampa
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
The Cuban is the BEST!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Colleen A
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

not only are the sandwiches delicious, you help yourself to soft drinks and chips. Very friendly service no matter how busy or long the line. Will answer any questions that you have in a pleasant and polite manner. Truly one of the best sandwiches I've ever had!! If you get the package, it includes a mini potato and devil crab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The sandwich was awesome bigger than my head had to share it with my dogs just to finish the dang thing very tasty

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We found this on trip advisor and decided to stop and get something to eat. Sandwiches were fresh and very big. I would highly recommend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This sandwich earned the coveted 5 Star Rating and for good reason… It’s the BEST! If you find yourself in the Tampa Bay area, a stop at Brocato’s Sandwich Shop is a MUST! I’ve made it my personal mission over the years to find the best of the best Cuban Sandwich – and I’ve found it! I had the large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I used to come to this place at least twice a week for lunch and ever time was like the first time. I finally brought my family here to experience the food and we got the stuffed crab ball which is huge 1 is a meal. We also got the Cuban sandwich which we all shared its that big. They... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to Brocato's based on the review from TripAdvisor. It was a great find. The sandwiches are HUGE. I ordered a 6-inch ham and cheese. I couldn't finish it. My husband and our friend each had a 9-inch Cuban. My husband couldn't finish his, and our fried struggled to eat all of his sandwich. Note that sandwiches come with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I think the constant line out the door speaks for itself. The food is just that good and the price is reasonable. A must visit if you are craving a stuffed potato ball or Cuban sandwich! I hear the crab cakes are awesome too!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I haven't been in Brocato's in more than 30 years until today. Who knew the deviled crabs and stuffed potatoes had been growing and growing all this time? The Cuban sandwiches are very generously packed but if you're a purist, you might have your suspicions about them using authentic Cuban Bread. It's good anyway. Service is quick and as friendly... 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: Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?