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Gaspar's Grotto

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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
(813) 248-5900
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10:30 am - 3:00 am
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with really good friends of ours. They always raved about this place having the best Cuban Sandwiches around. I can honestly say this is not the case. This place is dirty (inside and out), the wait staff left a TON to be desired and the Cubans are not the best around. The only thing(s) this restaurant had... More 

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Thank Marladawn
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad time. We really do strive for excellence. Please come by and give us another try. Ask for me, Eric, I'm the owner. I'd like to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to tell us. We really need to hear about any problems. regards E More 

Ocala, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Ole run down Ybor city bar / restaurant this place is straight up nasty smells like puke over priced watered down drinks

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Thank jody s
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks for coming in and taking the time to write. You Wrote Run Down- I'm not understanding this. I'm the guy with the vision that made Gaspar's Grotto a world class attraction. Nowhere- will guests see such a cool decor of pirates and museum quality nautical items. We try to keep everything up to snuff here. I have a... More 

Des Moines Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice little live music venue. Stumbled on to this afternoon dinner. A great live band playing with an open courtyard with good seating and a good vibe. Drinks are affordable, but come in plastic cups so not much for martinis ladies.

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Thank mangodesk340
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review. We try really hard and even a pirate likes a pat on the head for his/her efforts. You should try our food! We do everything from scratch. the menu is eclectic and the sunday brunch is to die for. When you come back ask for me ( Eric) I'm he owner and would like to... More 

Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a good place for folks that were out drinking the night before. It's a casual hang out place. Which is great for the locals. However, I just moved to the area. My sister visited from Tennessee, and I was taking her to the airport. I figured I'd feed her before putting her on the plane. It was a... More 

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Thank Tina D
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Darn- so sorry you met with attitude that wasn't 110% in your favor, We really try hard to provide the best guest experience but there are times, it's hard to admit, that we fall short. Thanks for coming in and I hope you were able to see the potential good time you should have had. I'd like you to give... More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We came over 90 miles to go to a particular nearby store. 5 1/2 hours later to get away from screaming children we found ourselves here. This is the best brunch hands down! Bloody Mary's, mimosas and an entire WALL of food including carving station, raw bar and fondue! Amazing!! We'll be back!!

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Thank Gina F
Graham, North Carolina
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Ate here with my wife on a recent trip to Ybor City. The Cuban sandwich and soup lunch special tasted very good and was very reasonably priced. The staff was pleasant and efficient. I had their Sangria and it tasted very good.

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Thank Mikeslots
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

glad you liked the sangria and the food. we try HARD. nice to be appreciatted. captain e More 

Buford, Georgia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice, Daytime and nighttime, great atmosphere both times, full menu is awesome, drinks are very good. Definitely a place to hit when visiting Ybor city.

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Thank original_jcrodz
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thanks so much for the kind words. we try hard to please. Check out our fabulous sunday brunch captain ehab More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is prob one of the top 5 places that I would only go to Ybor for. Ybor is not the best area with the best of people. But if your looking for where locals in Tampa do go to and you want to listen to pretty decent dancing music , then this is the place. One of the... More 

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Thank swty315
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for your good words. I've spent the last 13 years of my life at Gaspar's Grotto trying to earn that praise. Thanks Captain Ehab More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is most definitely the starting, middle or ending point when I wish to have a good time in Ybor City. The food is good, the service is tops, the location is the best and it's always a good time. Some days it's nice to just pop in during the day to have a casual meeting or a little... More 

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Thank Antwan T
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the good words, you keep coming and we'll keep trying to please! eric More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We originally went here simply for drinks but I realized I had not eaten yet and ordered some wings. They were delicious! I was so pleasantly surprised. They also do a beer and a shot in keeping with the pirate theme. I loved that! We had so much fun. The DJ was good and the contests were fun to watch.... More 

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Thank rich l
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thanks for the positive feedback. We'll keep trying hard--- you keep coming!! regards captain ehab More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 248-5900
Description
We are best known for our signature Hog Wild Pirate Party and pig roast which we hold outside on the 6,300 square foot tropical patio, complete with fountains and tropical palms. Guests at Gaspar's Grotto can look forward to great food, wonderful times and excellent and eclectic service from costumed pirates. We offer pirate shows, pirate souvenirs, cigar rolling, live music, a shoe shine emporium, and bawdy serving.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?