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Gaspar's Grotto

Historic Ybor
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
(813) 248-5900
10:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 am
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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 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank mangodesk340
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Tina D
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!!

Thank Gina F
Graham, North Carolina
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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 3 weeks ago 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 

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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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 

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Went in for two drinks, wings and Cuban. Each drink was $8 during happy hour. Wings came after Cuban sandwich was eaten. Poor service and unresponsive kitchen about delay. Go to Ybor often but not there.

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

We are not the cheapest place in town to eat or drink, Why? because we do everything first class. It's expensive to run a place that serves quality ingredients prepared and served by well compensated staff. We have a ridiculously large bathroom cleaning team. we just revarnished the bar, we are repairing and refreshing the concrete fountains. We are spending... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had a wonderful, local food experience at Gaspar's Grotto. I had the long pork sandwich, and it was excellent! Reasonably priced, tons of food, fun pirate atmosphere.

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

That's Gaspar's Grotto!!!! Tell all your friends!!! regards Captain Ehab More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 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: (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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