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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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tampa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

LONG line... WORTH THE WAIT! There's a reason they've been in business since 1948! Cuban sandwich was stuffed with ham, yummy pork, etc... Home made Devil Crab was awesome! Can't wait to go back and try their Stuffed Potato, Empanadas, and more! I'll be back SOON!!!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I asked my coworker, "do you think a stuffed potato and 9-inch Cuban will be too much food?" He says, "Nah. You love it." He was right on one thing: I loved the food. He was wrong on the other: it was too much to eat in one sitting. The potato was like a Shepherd's Pie/Twice Baked Potato/Sicilian Arancini combination.... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're going to be in the Tampa area for any reason, and want a really good Cuban sandwich, make time to visit Brocato's. My wife and I ate there after touring the Cigar City Brewery, and we agreed that they served up the best Cuban we've ever had. We found the place after finding an internet article about the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited Brocato's on the strength of the reviews and we were sure happy we did! Huge Cuban sandwiches and devilled crab and all so good. You will find a a long line when you arrive but it moves fast and the wait is worth it. A shame Brocato's is an 18 hour flight away or we would be back... 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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