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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 #465 of 1,963 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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Conroe, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of ambiance and good friendly service. Average pricing for non-happy hour bar experience. The Margarita bucket, which serves the equivalent of 3 margaritas will save you money if you plan to drink even 2. Although it was a little weak by Texas standards, it was pretty good. Loved the pirate-themed decor.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Service was great/fast/friendly and the meal was very good. Didnt feel like I was over dressed or under dressed. I would go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Good tasty food. Great service from all staff. Try tostones appetizer with pork! They are also pet friendly.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a neat place to hang out and have a drink. Good service, decent prices. You can be inside or outside. Good place to watch sports. It gets crowded at night and can get interesting. Many locals like to hang out here.

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Butte, MT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Drinks were cheap and the food was good. The place had a pretty cool atmosphere inside. The bartenders were very friendly.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Prices are reasonable, staff is friendly. The bar is huge but cozy. There are ample televisions everywhere. There's even an area at the back that has a huge television bank and big, comfy sofas to sit on while you enjoy your drink and watch the game.

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited for an early dinner and the restaurant was basically empty which would make you think that service would be quick...but it was not. It wasn't bad service, our waitress was a nice enough, it was just slow. The food was good though- grilled fish tacos, grotto burger, pulled pork and tostones appetizer (HUGE). We were all happy with... More

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Florence, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

you have to try to Pork Havana, absolutely delicious! waiters are very good, awesome beer and food. it's located in Ybor city, so you can walk around a little bit ater dinner. Recommended to all!

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Etheslvill, AL 35461
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived around 11am for lunch and was seated promptly. Hostess was very pleasant. We ordered a Caprese salad and Blackened Fish Tacos for lunch. Both entrees were fresh and presented well on the plate. The fish on the tacos was very fresh and seasoned just right. Waiter was timely with a great attitude. Will DEFINITELY eat here again!

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ILLINOIS
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped by here for the first time for a lunch. We got the cuban sandwich which was fairly good. It seemed they were out of several items on the menu to where we had to keep looking for other items. Service was fair. The atmosphere was kind of neat with some unique decor. Maybe would stop here again?

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