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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 #488 of 2,014 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Madison Heights, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Pretty good Cuban sandwich. It's not a cuban restaurant by the way . It's a good starting point to a night in Ybor City . Huge circle bar with also quite a bit of table seating too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Will never eat here again. My chicken tasted like fish. Our waitress Stacey came to our table with a mouth full of food and the bathrooms were nasty.

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited here with 3 friends. The fish tacos were yummy. Cuban sandwich was very tasty. Fun atmosphere. You'll like it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Where better to have an authentic Cuban Sandwich than Ybor City. Great sandwich and the chips were perfectly prepared as well. Variety of import beers and mixed drinks....weak! Inside seating interesting decor but dirty. Outside seating was nice and a stage for bands at night. Our waitress was nice and attentive to our table. Now for the reason I will... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Gaspars is a great place to visit. It is named after Jose Gaspar who invaded Tampa, and we celebrate every year with Gasparilla. The drinks are reasonably priced and food is pretty good. They are the official FSU bar, so the watch parties they have there are awesome.

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Brandon, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So, it's New Years Eve, Outback Bowl next day, and the team bands were in town having a parade, couldn't get more crazy! So we headed to Ybor City to enter the mix and it was packed, band playing people from all over and a general level of excitement and fun. we decided to get something to eat so we... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited Ybor City in the day time and decided to check this place out as it had outdoor seating and it looked like it would be a fun time. I did check out my Tripadvisor ratings and I should have listened to it. Atmosphere - A bit run down and not the cleanest place. Its mainly a bar that opens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Love the Bloody Marys here. Love the Bloody Marys here. Love the Bloody Marys here. Love the Bloody Marys here. Love the Bloody Marys here.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped for lunch and had a wonderful Cuban Sandwich on the patio. Great service, fun atmosphere. Nice option for vegetarians as they have a tasty black bean soup. Plantain nachos were good too. Ate here several years ago and it was as good then as now.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited on 12/7/14, unfortunately during a power outage; therefore the regular menu was not available. Since this was our first visit to Ybor City, we asked about ordering a Cuban sandwich; the server checked, and the chef was willing to make one for us if we wanted. Sunday brunch was still being offered, and a generator was being used... 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 - 20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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