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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 #504 of 1,973 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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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went there to celebrate my 21st birthday, which fell on a Sunday. They were open late even on Sunday, which is what we wanted. The atmosphere was good for it being practically empty and they did have music and a DJ even on a Sunday. Food (the pulled pork pizza!), drinks, and service were good. Our party stayed there... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was definitely a hole in the wall, but that is what we wanted. My husband and I just wanted to have a drink after exploring the Ybor neighborhood, the place seemed just that, but to our surprise after my husband ordered a crown on the rocks they actually charged us extra for the ice. Never have i heard of... More

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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

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
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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158 reviews 158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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