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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed potato” (98 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (113 reviews)
“deviled crab” (262 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Cuban, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and picked up sandwiches for my wife and me. They were huge and very tasty. I had the Italian which was stuffed with meat and cheese. My wife had the turkey and cheese, the same...stuffed. The food is amazing. This is...More

Thank rickw4124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going to Brocato's off and on for about 10 years now and they offer really good food for fantastic prices. I recently bought a Groupon deal for Brocato's. They have no problem redeeming it, like some place do, and for around $9 spent with...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place you can go for the BEST Cuban sandwich in the entire state. Great people the wonderful food.

Thank 69Taz50
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been here yet, you have to try it. On my visit i had a combo that included a 9 inch cuban sandwich and a large deviled crab cake. The portions are large and a 9 inch sub usually does not fill me...More

Thank Gino C
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Many people rave about the food being so good, but whatever happened to good old customer service. The past few times I've been there I've found the older, dark haired woman, who works behind the counterm to be rude. Also, the people who prepare the...More

1  Thank Miami_Fly_Girl
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Very sad that I have been going to brocato’s for years. My husband and I wanted a breakfast sandwich called Brocato’s at 9:30 am to place an order I was then told they don’t do breakfast anymore so we order a roast pork sandwich. Got...More

1  Thank bucincrazy
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

My cousin wanted to introduce us to Deviled Crab Cakes and they were amazing! They were also huge! Next time in the Tampa area we will return!

1  Thank Cheryl L P
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We dined here on the recommendation of our hotel staff. The food was good, but the portions were ENORMOUS! The "8-inch" Cuban is big enough to feed 2-3 adults and the combo comes with a crab cake that is big enough for the same number...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Cuban sandwich special, seriously delish-us! Their crab cakes, unreal. The black beans, yellow rice and pork...crazy good. So glad I live far away is all I can say! Or I'd be stuffing my face everyday!

1  Thank H L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

As a kid I would come here with my grandma, so being in town I figured I would take my kids. Wasn’t as good as I remembered! I was disappointed with the potato ball and devil crab maybe it wasn’t fried all the way??!! The...More

Thank Tiffany S
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Response from Chidivaonadime | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but they offer fried items so I'm not sure if they would use peanut oil..I would not risk it. I would call the place directly.
December 24, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-9977
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In 1948, Brocato’s opened its doors for business. From grocery store to meat market, to sandwich shop, Brocato’s has always strived to provide the best sandwich in Tampa, combined with friendly service. These valuse, coupled with the hard work and dedication of the Brocato’s family, have attracted and maintained loyal customers through the years. Fast forward 63 years later to 2012, and while countless restaurants, diners and sandwich shops have come and gone, Brocato’s is still making the best sandwich with the best service in Tampa. Everyone at Brocato’s is committed to giving you, our customers, the best sandwich and the best service possible. We thank you for making Brocato’s one of Tampa Bay’s long standing traditions.
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