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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Spring Hill, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best Cuban sandwich in Tampa Bay everything there is darn good great staff but just very busy

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Thank David C
Clearwater, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brocato's has the best Cuban sandwiches in Tampa. My grandparents live near here so I always stop in for a pressed Cuban sandwich loaded with meat. They're a really crowded small shop but they have seating both indoors and outdoors. The only downside is that it can take 20 minutes or more to get your food if you go during... More 

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Thank schristensen15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local sandwich shop, been at same location for over 50 years. Best Cuban sandwich in town. Be sure and try the stuffed potatoes, local delicacy. They also have deviled crab rolls. Everything is good.

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Thank Judy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy going to Brocato's. The food is always delicious and made to order. It is a sandwich shop hot spot- loud, crowded and great food. They now have an app to order ahead if you are on a time crunch! You can't beat the deviled crabs!!!!they ship them now!!! I believe this is a Tampa must see and eat!!

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Thank Melanie L
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't let the size of the business fool you,... All the employees work as a team and get your order in and get you out! Its a family filled atmosphere. You can eat there or take home. All walks of life come here! I love this place!!!!

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Thank 10EH80
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love getting the stuffed potato balls, they are huge! Also named Papas Rellenas, they are basically mashed potatoes formed into a ball and filled with a seasoned ground beef (picadillo), the fried to gold perfection.

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Thank Ariel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always good, been going here since a little girl. The only bad thing is the long wait sometimes, always best to call in and eliminate the wait.

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Thank Natasha D
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is so great. The largest devil crabs and Cuban sandwiches. The only negative is the wait even if you call in order!

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Thank laura g
tampa,fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I usually go around 4:30-5:00 during the week and don't have to wait. The service is quick and the devil crab is good and hot.

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Thank hooosier
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Cuban sandwich in Tampa, bar none. Best advice is to call your order in at least 30-45 minutes in advance. The place is always crowded, so don't expect chit chat or lollygagging. Read the menu while you're in line get your order in and get out the way. Just about everyone orders the Cuban meal which is a half... More 

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Thank Kev S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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: 813-248-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?