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Gaspar's Grotto

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Historic Ybor
Caribbean, Sandwiches, Cuban
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-5900
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: We are best known for our signature Hog Wild Pirate Party and pig roast...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Drink...don't eat

Definitely a good place to visit for moderately priced drinks in Ybor City, but the food left something to be desired. The Cuban Sandwich was a little fatty and had very little flavor, the plantain chips were saturated with overused frying oil. The Cuban pork was average. The beer was cold, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Aaron D
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Ocala, Florida
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Riverview, Florida
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friday was the 2nd time I had been to Gaspar's for dinner with family from outta town. The first time, I took a chance and got the clams and mussels pesto linguini and it was GREAT. This time I went with the belly busting Pork Belly Burger and it was one of the best burgers I have had. Don't let... More 

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I don't know why anyone would give Gaspar's less than a perfect rating. Their food is delicious and the drink specials are great. We hosted our rehearsal dinner there for our wedding and everything was fantastic. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The food is really out of this world and we had a great time dancing to the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a good place to visit for moderately priced drinks in Ybor City, but the food left something to be desired. The Cuban Sandwich was a little fatty and had very little flavor, the plantain chips were saturated with overused frying oil. The Cuban pork was average. The beer was cold, the drinks were average strength. Hang out at the... More 

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Clayton, Delaware
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, and it is an "adult" pirate-themed bar and restaurant. The portions were generous, the food was good, and the service was attentive. Our table had the pulled pork quesedillas, the chicken tenders, and the cuban sandwich. The cuban had pulled pork, not the processed type that other restaurants generally use. The prices were appropriate for... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Disliked: warm beer and uncomfortable seating (outside patio). Service was OK but not impressive. The place is made for live music and we listened to a very well-rehearsed and talented group, LOTP. Casual dining and drinkers mix in the outside venue. We didn't eat so I can't comment on that.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The setting, in a courtyard, was very nice on this April evening. The server was friendly, the menu had a lot of options and the food was good. Overall we had a pleasant dining experience and had no complaints. As we were about to leave the entertainer for the night arrived and though we only stayed for a couple of... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This restaurant is in historic Ybor City. It is very eclectic and casual. The sangria is great. My husband and I shared a fabulous cuban sandwich and guacamole and chips. The outdoor dining was great for people watching. I would definitely go back!

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Meriden, CT
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place to stop for a drink if you're walking around Ybor City. Interesting to just grab a drink and walk around.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very helpful and friendly bartender. Neat place with lots of nice nautical stuff on the walls. Wonderful sailing ship models everywhere. Fun place.

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Clearwater beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Gaspar's Grotto on E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, is a great place to stop and kick back on an afternoon when visiting Ibor. All of the bars that line 7th Street have girls out front trying to entice the tourists to stop and try their particular place. The girl working the entrance of Gaspar's said they have "drink specials"... More 

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Additional Information about Gaspar's Grotto

Address: 1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: (813) 248-5900
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
Average Prices: USD $4 to $20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 248-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $4 to $20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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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