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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,907 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Cuban
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 186
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  • 9
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  • 1
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
cheap eats

good Cuban food, not gourmet, but very good basic Cuban food , very filling, good Cuban coffee, highly recommend and would go there more often if it was convenient

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
JBFlorida
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Boca Raton
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Boca Raton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

good Cuban food, not gourmet, but very good basic Cuban food , very filling, good Cuban coffee, highly recommend and would go there more often if it was convenient

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Long line great sandwiches super popular tiny place but worth the wait possibly a call in order better as sandwiches are made to order! Everything is so fresh!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our first time to Brocato's and just before noon. It was crazy busy! We were overwhelmed with everything. This is mostly take out with tables inside and out to eat after you pick up your order. Self serve fountain beverages, and serve yourself to bags of chips, pre-wrapped cookies, napkins and plastic cutlery. We placed our order but the person... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

they have a great steak sanwich you can call ahead they stay busy have been there many times. tony f

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The system they have to take orders work good and you eat quick love it to come back.Everybody must go.

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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Every time we're in Tampa visiting my sisters kids we go here for lunch or some take out for dinner. The parking lot is always full and the inside a bit rustic, reminds me of the old time Florida sandwich and seafood places I remember, growing up in Tampa . Feeding 5-6 of us on Cuban Sandwich's and Deviled Crabs... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great food.big portion The staff was great.Fast service.I had a steak sandwich on this visit.Big enough for 2. The price was decent.

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shelton, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I had a couple of Cuban Sandwiches over the years and didn't understand what the big deal was. I get it now. Their 6 inch Cuban was HUGE and so good. The pork was amazing. Also had the deviled crab which was awesome

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped here with my boyfriend while we were visiting Tampa and it was absolutely incredible! I had the party pack with a Cuban and my boyfriend had the pork sandwich. We shared my party pack and loved the deviled crab and potato! It's ALOT of food so come hungry!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A very very good Cuban Sandwich! Definitely one of the best I've ever had. But, in all reality, have you ever had a bad Cuban? The Deviled Crab Croqueta was not very good to me, my wife was OK with it, but I was not a fan. The lines are long and the crowd is there, but that simply adds... 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: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Cuban

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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