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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,829 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a Friday for a late lunch (1:15ish). The place was a madhouse. It took a good while to get food - there was nowhere to stand to get out of the way of the crowd. We tried to order empanadas (they were on the menu), and were brusquely told "we don't have them". There was extreme pressure... More 

Thank Elliott R
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered trays of Cubans, Club sandwiches and Stuffed potatoes. Awesome! sandwiches were stacked high with meat and cheese. We received lots of compliments on the stuffed potatoes. More expensive than Publix but 10 times better! Everything was made on time for pick up. It looks like a dive from outside but the food is excellent and the service is... More 

Thank QueenBarb630
Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extra Large Devil Crabs handmade lots of crab meat ,(little pricey) Plane to wait in line always a crowed ,Great Breakfast special,(Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Grits, Potatoes, Plantains, and Cuban Toast with a Drink of Your Choice!) $5.99

Thank JCtampa1
Savannah Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying in the Tampa area on vacation and heard about this restaurant and their famous deviled crab. It was awesome! This was really a crab crake more so than deviled crab and it was huge!! the price for this much crab meat is unbelievable. It is full of crab and you will leave there so full just eating... More 

Thank crystalr367
Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the crab balls to the sandwiches, outstanding. This place rocks,so be prepared to wait. Dining inside or outside.

Thank Bill S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fast paced cafe with huge portions. Treat yourself to their deviled crab and stuffed potatoes. Not to mention their Cuban sandwiches! Full of favor at a great price.

Thank roadlesstraveled69
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place have some good Cuban food, it is always busy you need to try the stuff potatoes with crab meet or the ground beef sit is amazing, you can eat inside or out, also the rice and beans with palomilla steak is so good two people can share that is how much food you get , the price is... More 

Thank Ritajalca
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has got to be one of the best sandwich shops in town. Any local knows where Brocatos is. I got out of my way to go there. Deviled crabs and stuffed potatoes are also great.

Thank Robert B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best deviled crabs, Cuban sandwiches, and yellow rice and chicken!!! They have been around for years!! Make it your business to find them if you're in Tampa!!

Thank Chevelle O
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is the real deal. Nothing fancy, somewhat crowded & a bit noisy but who cares?? Come for the food, enjoy the show! There's outside fining at picnic tables if you like. The stars of the show shine. Cuban sandwiches, devil crabs, garbanzo/Spanish bean soup, plantains . Everything is excellent

Thank Jim G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: 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?