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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Interesting place in Ybor City

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
sharpeibaby
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Clayton, Delaware
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Clayton, Delaware
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Brandon, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came here for Easter with family. We sat outside for the entertainment which was very good. The server brought us drinks and disappeared. We had to grab another server to get menus and was told our server was on break and there was nobody to cover her tables. WHO DOES THAT. When we finally got our food it was... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food and drink here are pretty good and not overpriced at all. The decor is a tad cheesy but what do you expect it's a pirate bar. The crowd is your average 30s beer drinking crowd, and it's got a fairly open set up. One of the nights we were there there was a driveby shooting across the street... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went there on a Sunday and tried their buffet. Food was fine. We sat outside on by the walkway and had to watch the hostess preen herself constantly, but her tattoos were entertaining. Don't trip over the vacuum cleaner that was left in the hall en route to the bathrooms. Mercifully this was a buffet and only had to... More 

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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