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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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Tampa, Florida
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241 reviews 241 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was one of my first experiences in Tampa. One of my people brought in Cuban sandwiches and crab cakes from Brocatos to work for a welcome luncheon for me. Last Saturday my wife and I were at the State Fairgrounds and didn't want to eat the junk they had there so we were looking for a place close and... More

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Riverview, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Devil crabs are a part of my history. I rate Brocato's Devil Crabs a 9 out of 10. Family friendly. Very busy... it is worth the wait.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Friends recommended that we try Brocato's in Tampa and boy, are we glad they did! We ordered 3 different 6" sandwiches (the smallest size) and each of us could only eat half our sandwich as there was so much meat and more in each one! The ingredients were fresh and tasty. Each sandwich came with a free drink and a... More

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Poynton, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We are visiting Florida from the UK and pulled in off the highway to go to burger king. We saw dozens of cars outside Brocato's so decided to give it a go. It was on lunchtime and we had to wait nearly an hour but believe me it was well worth the wait, the philly sandwich was delicious. We are... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Brocato's Sandwich shop has been a Tampa staple since 1948 and it is still going strong! They have a Cuban sandwich that will make your taste buds sing and you get your choice of sizes from 8 inch to "The Joe" at a whopping 15 inches. But do not let the length fool you into thinking it is relative! These... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Cuban sandwich is what people line up for at this place, its very busy and a bit confusing to get your order right. The empanada was over priced and needed a salsa to go with it, its seems dry and boring after a few bites. The stuffed potato has the same filling as the empanada so I recommend you... More

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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stuffed potato and cuban sandwich were excellent. Menu is difficult to read. Food is worth the trip.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is the worst, most overpriced, unprofessional place ever. Cuban is decent...but not the best I've had in town. The owner is extremely unprofessional. I've been inside and I've catered from them (multiple times). Both were disappointing. I think they just don't know how to provide good customer service. There is too much competition in town...you shouldn't bother.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recently was at Brocato's and I had the 9" Cuban Sandwich, Deviled Crab and Spanish Bean Soup. I got there right at 11:00am and that was a good time to go because it got pretty busy for lunch. The Cuban Sandwich was AWESOME! I like mine cold, not pressed and it was the BEST I have had in Tampa!... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For anyone who has done their homework online you will quickly see that this restaurant has climbed the ranks to be crowned one of Tampa’s “must-go-to” spots. Similarly you would have also read that the Cuban sandwich and the deviled crab are among the best things you will eat in Tampa… Buyer beware! When you approach the restaurant you’ll find... More

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Additional Information about Brocato's Sandwich Shop

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

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