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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome Cuban sandwich huge portion of amazing black beans and yellow rice. No frills concept great lunch

Thank George S
Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here based on Trip Advisor while in town for the Bama-Clemson game--a small line was out the door at 11;30, but it was worth the wait. I got the Mary sampler which included a Cuban sandwich, mini devil crab and mini stuffed potato and hubby got a roast pork sandwich--needless to say I was not hungry until the... More 

Thank Donna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring your appetite & hunger for a piece of Americana. They make Cubanos cold but will heat if requested. The decor is authentic reflecting the culture and sports scene in the Tampa Bay Area. Good luck deciding what to order.

Thank Jay M
WELLINGTON, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prices were less than we expected and evreything was delicious. Alocholic drinks ( beer and sodas are free ) were are modestly priced and a larger size than we expected. Will be going back now that we have experienced this place the grab cakes are out of this world

Thank Richard C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding sandwiches, superb crab cakes. This place is not only tasty, but a great price. We enjoy everything they offer.

Thank J S
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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

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