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Gaspar's Grotto

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Historic Ybor
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813 248 5900
10:30 am - 3:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Gaspar's Grotto on a Saturday afternoon. We were able to sit on the patio (Gallery) and they allow smoking (my husband had a cigar). The live music was nice as was our waitress. We split the Tostones with pork, which were fantastic! My only complaint was that they were a bit greasy. Drinks were good as well.

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thanks for coming in. Try the Sunday brunch sometime. We are sure you'll love it! eric s owner More 

Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've somehow gone years without realizing that Gaspar's served really good food. I had just known it as another one of the bars in Ybor. I saw an article in the paper recently claiming they had a best Cubans in Tampa so I gave it a shot. It's definitely one of the better Cuban sandwiches in the area and well... More 

Thank MikeRoush49
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food and Drinks! I especially enjoyed the SeaWitch beverage as recommended by our server. Employees were very friendly.

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

thanks for stopping in. we are proud that the guests tell us that Gaspar;s Gro9tto is a unique establishment. We are pushing hard for excellence in eveything we do here.Try our brunch and I'll bet you'll be wowed. thanks again eric s More 

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, fun staff. Now serves awesome breakfast Monday thru Friday. Be sure to check out the amazing Sunday Brunch.

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

Thanks a lot for the nice words. We try hard and we are greatful that it is showing! eric s More 

Wicksburg, AL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in town for national championship game and headed out for a few drinks. Gaspar's Grotto was perfect for our evening out--cool atmosphere with pirate theme, great service, and awesome drinks! Absolutely loved it and enjoyed hanging out with the Bama and Clemson fans in town! Would love to go back when visiting Tampa.

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

Thanks Pam. You will agree there's no place else like Gaspar's Grotto. Thanks for coming in. Don't be strangers. regards Eric S More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Gaspar's Grotto for lunch on the day of the college football playoff national championship game. The restaurant was under-staffed, so our poor server did his best to take care of the entire restaurant essentailly by himself. None of us were impressed with any of the food, but the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was fun, especially outside... More 

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

so sorry we were understaffed. You called it correctly. we messed up. I guess you were in on Monday. We didn't expect to be slammed on game day but were. We called in extra help but it took reinforcements a little while to arrive. That doesn't help you a bit and we are sorry. We try to do our best... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tool the Teco Trolley to Ybor and heard some excellent 70's guitar and singing--stopped in to drink, eat, and listen. There were many great beers, good drinks, and the food was excellent. The Cuban Sandwich was delicious. The bean soup was authentic, and the appetizers were tasty. Service was good, and the place looked very festive with holiday and pirate... More 

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

thanks for he good words. we try hard and are glad it shows. try our sunday brunch. its the best around we think. next time your here ask for me, Eric, I'm here all the time and I'd like to do domethinh nice for you regards Eric S. More 

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out their website for the variety of entertainment offered throughout the week. My favorite is their Sunday brunch! This is a great place to go to have fun but be away from the craziness of Ybor

Thank Jose A. R
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

glad you like the brunch. We turn all the chefs loose on Sunday with the only rule being" it has to be delicious and it has to be scratch made" Glad you liked it. Ask for me, Eric, next time you are in. I'd like to say howdy and have a cold one with you! regards Eric S. More 

Longmont, United States
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229 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Walked 7th Ave into the center of Ybor City, approx. ½ mile, and had lunch at Gaspar’s Grotto. Went there for their Cuban sandwich and it was excellent. Also had a nice cold beer from MN, do not remember the name. They also had a fantastic buffet set up with lots of good foods to select from including several seafood... More 

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

thanks for trying us out. Did you know we have the World's largest tip bell? You can ring it yourself for a donation to the Shriner's Hospital For Children. Come see us again and ask for me. I'm. Eric and Shere and I own the joint. ( actually, it owns us!!) More 

Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Had lunch with friends. We ate outside. Two of us had devil crabs, which were big and delicious -- mostly crab with just enough filler to hold it together.

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

Thanks for the good word. Please come back and try our other delicious and homemade offerings! regards captain ehab More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
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: +1 813 248 5900
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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