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Gaspar's Grotto

1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (57 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Gaspar's Grotto
1. Breakfast? Here?
" Breakfast was fantastic. Simple, portioned perfectly, food."
EROCNYC
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2. Best Sunday Brunch
" This is the best brunch hands down! "
Gina F
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3. Cool local bar!
"you can't beat a place with a $2 shot+beer special."
MikeRoush49
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I personally love the outdoor area with live music. I always have fun. The bartenders are super friendly and I enjoy listening to live music.

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Thank Robert W
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the good word Robert! We are in the process off adding 6 more large fans, It should make the patio even more comfortable. Come back soon! regards Eric S

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Been passing by grottos for sometime now and had been in for a great lunch (that'll be another review). However they have been opened for breakfast for a few months now and hell, why not give it a shot. Located on 7th Ave in ybor...More

Thank EROCNYC
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2017

Yes sir, thank you, victory delayed is often sweeter! thank you. we are busting our backsides to turn out Tampa's best breakfast. And at a price that borders on unbelievable. Some of our most loyal customers from Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Bar, Entertainment, Happy hour,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I recommend going in the day and having the lunch special of 1/2 a Cuban w/ Spanish bean soup! Delicious, and the wait time is worth it especially if you get white sangria to wait. Moni w/dreads is an amazing server! (:

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you for your patronage. You may wish to try our awesome Sunday brunch. come hungry! best regards eric owner

Reviewed 5 days ago

excellent choices food, as well as many choices of food. Service was a little slow to start out, but gained moment as we had our meal. Will be back!

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you! try us during the week too. Same Chef's same great ingredients. regards eric s

Reviewed 6 days ago

Met several friends this past Sunday 06/10/2018 to partake in Gaspar Grotto's 'Sunday Booze Cruise Brunch' and for the most part we very much enjoyed the food & service. We were promptly seated at our reserved table right at the 1:30 PM Seating when we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for an early lunch 11:15 ish, was refused service to the restaurant. Was told they had to close brunch, clean, and that to come back in am hour. FAIL We ate across the street at Carmines and watched as Gaspar's refused people over and...More

Thank mbanneh
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you were inconvenienced. Sunday brunch is a huge deal at Gaspar's Grotto. We have been doing it for 10 years and the acclaim only gets wider. In order to serve more guests 2 years ago we went to two seatings, an early seating and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter was amazing, attentive & helpful with suggestions. The food, not so much. I got the special, a steak sandwich. Unfortunately the mound of cheese covered up a large piece of fat that took up about 1/4 of the sandwich. My wife wanted an...More

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for coming in and trying the fare. Glad you took the time to review. We are always interested in what people think come back soon, regards owner gaspars grotto

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I had never been there before but I never want to go back. The chicken sandwich was slightly undercooked tasteless and served with squishy tomatoes and lettuce with fungus growing on it on dry bread. It made me feel sick after a few bites. If...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Ybor for Tampa Fringe, I decided to try the brunch here, and I wasn't disappointed. The brunch has a 50 plus foot buffet, including omlet, waffle, carving and pasta stations. In addition they have a raw bar, as well as a Tropical Fruit...More

Thank DaytonaGuy
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for the review. come back often and bring your friends! regards eric s owner

Reviewed May 4, 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service, will return when I'm in the area, went twice during April while in Tampa visiting from Canada

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Thanks for coming aboard!. We'll look forward to many happy return trips. Ask for me when you get here. I'm Eric. My wife and I own the place. Or, maybe it owns us!. best regards Eric

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lorashby
May 17, 2018|
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no. not private seating for 35 eric owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $18
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 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
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Description
Gaspar's Grotto is often referred to as " The must see establishment in Tampa for visitors". It is perennially named one of the World's Best Bars. Located centrally in Historic Ybor City, it is the best place in town for visitors to get a sense of Tampa history, culture and cuisine. Gaspar's Grotto celebrates the Cigar Industry, the Gasparilla celebration and season and the Pirate roots of the legendary local pirate Jose Gaspar. It is a unique establishment operated by a retired Sea Captain and his wife, aptly named The Head Bar Wench. The Grotto is a combination of all the world's best drinking establishments that were visited by the Captain during his 25 year seagoing career. It is truly unique and wildly entertainment. They serve fabulous Cuban influenced food there, a well known shot of whisky and a beer for only $3, and often feature live music. There are expansive patios for outside enjoyment featuring fountains and greenery.Come today and meet the resident feline Tanker Ray
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