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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there for a late lunch. Got there about 2:00pm and there was a line out the door. Having eaten here before I knew it would be worth the wait so I got in line. Ordered The Mary Party Pack Sampler. You can choose your...More

Thank Ladygator12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Tampa, we get a lot of really good Cuban food. I was excited to try this place after reading all the reviews and seeing how high it was rated. This place certainly has longevity on its side, and that's part of the atmosphere...More

Thank kewood99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I loved Brocato's! We split a 8-inch Cuban sandwich and a Devil Crab, and we were both stuffed. The roast pork in that sandwich was absolutely delicious, and the Devil Crab was monstrous and tasty. I would absolutely come back here and...More

Thank cmmctiernan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had several items from this place: Cuban, Roast Pork and the Stuffed Crab. I came here for their Cuban Sandwich but the roast pork sandwich is by far the item to get, I simply cannot recall a better sandwich. The pork sandwich was...More

Thank afbrian2002
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

there food is very good and I enjoy them from time to time , my mother had taken us growing up, but its more of a treat, as in a extra treat to go there these days they have in my words over priced them...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I met a good friend at Brocato's and it was so worth the trip. The food was delicious. The menu has a large variety of food to choose from. I had pulled pork with the trimming to include rice, beans and bread. I forgot all...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Be hungry. The food is plentiful and good. Just make sure you call ahead or have plenty of time.went on a Saturday afternoon and waited 45 minutes for a stuff potatoes devil crab and a Cuban. Never got the devil crab. Did not want to...More

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Best Cuban in Tampa, why the long lines and the wait, cause it's great. They have a very big breakfast meal for $8 . You won't leave this place hungry!!!!

Thank James R
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I felt it was a bit expensive. Got to admit the food was nice and good quality sandwiches. From first bite to last - good flavor. Bit old style but clean. All the employees were friendly beyond " southern hospitality" .

Thank OrangeBuck
Reviewed May 15, 2017

It was ok , The wait can be very long so if you have a 30 minutes lunch this is not a place to go . I got the small 4 inch cuban and trust me it is small , They rush you to order...More

Thank corollaclub98
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Martin C
Is there traces of peanuts in the bread or other food? My daughter has severe allergies...
April 2, 2017|
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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.
Will you be open for breakfast the day after Christmas? Monday, December 26th.
December 24, 2016|
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Marjorie A
We are driving from Orlando airport to North Redington beach and wish to call for something to eat. Is the restaurant sign posted off I-4 or after we leave that road.
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Melanie L | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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