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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#3 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 181
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Excellent spot for lunch!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
running_awaygirl
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Yes they have great sandwiches, but they make the BEST Devil crab in the business, You must go there.

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A staple in the local Cuban food in Tampa since 1948 (I had to look on the website), Brocato's is a great place for fresh and good food. The sandwiches and Devil Crabs are what they're known for but the rest is quite good as well; don't care too much for the "american" breakfast though. Been there many times from... More 

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Tampa, FL.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is always very crowded with very little seating. So be prepared to stand in line, but the wait is worth it. The food is very good and you get plenty of it. If you like good Spanish food go get it.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food is good, not great. Service is slow all day, but excruciating at luck time. You can expect near an hour wait for a simple salad or sandwich.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a top 10 sandwich spot (and I've been to over 300 or so. The owner was extremely nice and knows what it takes to make a good sandwich.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had the sampler which included a Cuban sandwich, devil crab, stuffed potato, chips, and a drink. My boyfriend and I spilt the meal and we still took food home. It was some of the best Cuban food I have eaten. The wait was about 20 minutes but well worth it. The place was crowded at 10:00 in the morning... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place with great sandwiches. Try the Cuban, it is very good. Service was quick and attentive. really made us feel at home. Prices are good. Would go back anytime!

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Look to Brocato's for the BEST Cuban sandwich around. Piled high with roast pork that is often missing or negligible at other sites, Brocato's makes a terrific meal with their Cuban sandwich. The lunch special of a 6 inch Cuban sandwich, chips, and a drink are filling. Try adding the deviled crab and you may not need to look for... 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: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups, Cuban

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?