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Gaspar's Grotto

1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
(813) 248-5900
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Ranked #610 of 1,944 restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Description: We are best known for our signature Hog Wild Pirate Party and pig roast which we hold outside on the 6,300 square foot tropical patio, complete with fountains and tropical palms. Guests at Gaspar's Grotto can look forward to great food, wonderful times and excellent and eclectic service from costumed pirates. We offer pirate shows, pirate souvenirs, cigar rolling, live music, a shoe shine emporium, and bawdy serving.
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The outside area of Gaspars is great. If you are in the area on the weekend, Sunday brunch is the best. Special pricing on drinks and great Sunday brunch food. Nighttime, most of the time, has music available outside. Good service, good food!

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The food was good, the beer icy cold and the beer garden has live music in the evenings. Try the Cuban sandwich or the Florida Cobb salad for local produce.

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Philadelphia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here twice pre and post cruise - first visit Nicole was bartending - she was fun - we were hoping to see her again when we arrived back. - 2nd visit John Paul was working the bar and although the rain was pouring down - he made us feel comfortable and was also fun to be around - lunch... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I stopped in here to have a few drinks and maybe enjoy the live music playing there before going to see a show at The Orpheum. One of my coworkers raved about how great this place was and I was excited to try it. Upon sitting at the bar, the bartender told me that he would be with us in... More

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I came into this establishment for the first time with my girlfriend for a few drinks. We were in town for a concert and figured we should check it out since a few co workers said its a great place to go. Unfortunately our experience proved the contrary. We sat down at the bar and the bartender said he would... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

SO I had no Clue this Place was 3 bars in One, and 3 Different bars to say the least..It feels like a bar hop yet your at one place.The outside stage had an amazing band playing and was had enough room to not worry about bumping into people..Inside bar was big but kinda of normal "wished they had more... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I am a Bar Owner in Clearwater Fl and have been up to Gaspar's a couple of times..Hands Down fun.. But I was there that day as well and it was so much fun with people and there pets..I don't like when people go on Social Media and just complain about other establishments especially when it actually is a good... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Wandered into the patio for a late afternoon meal and was treated royally. Hostess smiled and was helpful finding a spot in the crowd, waitress was charming and attentive as well as efficient and thoughtful, food was better than I expected. The marinated pork is tasty and tender, the black beans and rice really good and flavorful. Everyone was mellow... More

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I've always wanted to stop by because the place seemed lively. I'm glad I did and I ordered the nachos

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Guelph, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Tampa and took the Streetcar tour of the historic area. We stopped at Gaspar's Grotto for lunch. It was a sunny day so we chose to sit outside. We were greeted quickly and taken to a table. The server brought water and answered questions. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. We ordered a cob salad a vegetarian wrap,... More

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