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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#5 of 1,842 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Valrico, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stop in when we are in Tampa. Bring your appetite, everything is GREAT! Very friendly and wonderful small business that cares about the customers!

Thank jaidon1
new jersey
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to this sandwich shop at least a dozen times and love the cuban sandwiches and devil crabs. The place can be a mob scene so if you show up at noon be prepared to wait a long time (1/2 hr or more). I have eaten a lot of sandwiches all over the country and think this is... More 

Thank bobbyk57
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Crab roll is a meal in itself! Wow! Cuban sandwiches are good, but equal quality can be found for less in the area. Very crowded at lunch, but if you've got forty minutes to wait and eat..you're good.

Thank Rick G
Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to make a trip to Ikea and take in a Tampa Bay Lightning game, when we decided to stop and eat beforehand. We looked at Trip Advisor and found Brocato's. In a word....WOW!!!! We sat completely dumbfounded at how good this is!! We had a Cuban, with a HUGE devilled crab! It was some of the best... More 

Thank Lloyd S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BEST DEVIL CRABS EVER! Big and full of meat! Living in another state, we miss the devil crabs and Cubans from home so we order some for the road. Mini devil crabs and mini stuffed potatos already cooked and frozen so all we have to do is heat them up. We always try to keep a few in the freezer... More 

Thank RhendyB
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salads, Sandwiches, Stuffed Potatoes & Deviled Crabs for over 40 something years. All Food is Gouurmet, huge and the Best Tasting you'll ever experience. Joe, Mike, Family and the Crew, are the hardest working around and the recipe's are aaaaAWESOME. Terll Mike Brocato - Lenny sent You!

Thank Dana B
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the past couple of years, anytime we get a Cuban sandwich (even at our traditional favorite locations) there has been less and less meat and less and less flavor. Brocato's is consistently on the lists of best Cubans in Tampa and we decided it was time to try it. Wow! It was delicious! It is not fancy, but the... More 

Thank elsh
Fort Myers, Florida
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152 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 went for lunch. We had a Cuban, a club and a roast pork sandwich. All 3 were amazing. We also had a deviled crab and a stuffed potato. Wouldn't rush to have those two items again. Can't say enough good things about the food. Service was efficient and quick considering the line seems never to end.

Thank PorscheLover
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here for lunch by our friends. We would have never have found this place on our own. It was a busy lunchtime so we rang in our order. The place was packed out. The sandwiches were enormous, so glad we had one to share. Well worth a visit.

Thank zandc
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shop is always crowded and has been for years, in spite of the fact that it is not visible from the closest highway. The food is predominantly Cuban/Spanish. There are tables both inside and outside but many people do take-out. My favorite is the deviled crab, which is at least twice the size of anyone else's, and their Cuban... More 

Thank Shelley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?