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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Now I know why they have such a big parkinglot ther, right next to Interstate 4. This place is packed during lunch, but sevrice is still very quick. 'Devil Crab' this is not on my usual Dutch menu, but Lordy lordy, is this good. They don't come cheap, but worth every penny!

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Odessa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took some friends to lunch at Brocato's and they were blown away at the pre lunch time crowd the place was packed at 10A.M. we ordered lunch and guests could not believe haw BIG the Cuban sandwiches were. Just two Cubans to feed 4 very large eaters. We all agreed that it is the best!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Brocato's Sandwich Shop in Tampa is well known for it's famous hand pressed Cuban Sandwiches, homemade Devil Crabs & Meat Stuffed Potato Balls. They even have a special viewing area to watch as they make the Devil Crabs. Their food is so delicious that people line up around the building to place their orders. Hands down Brocato's is the best... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While traveling on business, I was directed to Brocato's at the recommendation of a co-worker. On arrival, the line was snaking out of the door and I assumed that there was no way we would make it in and out within an hour. Was I wrong... The line moved quickly and we were in and out well under an hour.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
187 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
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
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Soups

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