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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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Ranked #11 of 1,943 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3,396 helpful votes 3,396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We grew up in Florida and have been to Tampa a 100 times, shame on us for not eating here until now. This place served up one of the best meals we have ever had. Come early, we got there at 11AM on a Friday and there were 15 folks in front of us. We split the stuffed potato, deviled... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a place, like walking back in time , loved the vibe and character. I think we were the only tourists. super busy , but got quick service, excellent value, great tasting food. highly recommend a stop here. this will be a regular stop for us when we are in the area.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have gone here a few times and everything is spot on! Steak sandwich ( fabulous) Salad (amazing) Stuffed potato (ginormous) Devil crab ( yummo ) Cuban ( delicious) Sweet tea ( just like grandma's) Love this place!

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place has been here since 1948. You think it would still be here if it wasn't the best. The city has run the freeway all around it but it is still there. You MUST try it if you want real cubans. It has other food also so don't say it is just a sandwich shop. Everything is great!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Today was my first visit to Brocatos. I got a crab cake and small cuban, OMG.. The crab cake was very good, filled with crab. It was huge! The Cuban was stuffed full of meat, pressed perfectly! You do have to wait a bit but it was worth it!!!

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Manlius
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

15" Cuban sandwich for $10, with a ton of meat, and a side of chips and a drink. I can't imagine how they stay in business with prices that low for that much food! A fantastic deal. Many other menu items looked terrific too but all we had the appetite left to try was a devil crab, which was tasty,... More

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Clermont, Florida
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455 reviews 455 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped for lunch on our way back from St Pete and got a Ribeye 9" sandwich with everything but onions between us and we barely finished it. We split the fry order and one iced mega tea as well. Both of us full from a $13 lunch, Wow. The quality of the meat and service was only overshadowed by... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Some of the best authentic food I have had. I have had the Cuban, the salad, the chicken w/rice and black beans, and I have never been disappointed. Very busy, but always quick and never disappointed.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were meeting our grandson and his girlfriend for lunch and they suggested Brocato's Sandwich Shop. On our arrival, we were overwhelmed by the size of the crowd ordering lunch. This is a very small deli with about 8-10 tables and enough customers to fill three times as many. In all fairness, they do have a larger outdoor seating area... More

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Plant City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is not elegant or pretty. However, the food is awesome! It's always busy and very well may be one of Tampa's most popular eateries. Call ahead to place order. If not, you will stand in a long line. It is well worth the wait! Remember, it's not fancy! Their prices are very reasonable. We love it!

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