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Gaspar's Grotto

) #136 of 1,904 Restaurants in Tampa $$ - $$$
1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
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Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I had always wanted to visit this area of Tampa, and finally got a welcomed chance to do so. I was armed with a travel book and saw several restaurants that seemed to be likely candidates. Much to my surprise, we stumbled upon Gaspar's Grotto....More

Thank barbaraw959
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Gaspar's despite some lackluster reviews. Also, I sat down after a long, hot day so I had both low expectations and some impatience. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and fresh. The atmosphere was lively and festive....More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were in Ybor City for the Outback Bowl parade on New Years Eve. We waited for a table for seven for a while. When it was ready, a different group just sat down. The hostess did nothing. They even had a security Guard but...More

Thank AndyB5542
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2016

Ouch- that hurt like the Dickens. An arrow through the heart. I'm the ringmaster of this circus and it looks like we failed. My apologies to you and a promise we will try to improve with our consistency. We work on these things all the...More

Reviewed December 28, 2015

Do not try the sangria... The cuban pork is outstanding. The flat bread huau.... Go for the drinks and the decor but grab a bite.

Thank Monteirohouse
Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a terrifoc chicken sandwich so tried to call in a take out order menu on their website is discontinued could not tell me what they had. Went in again they weren't serving foof

Thank Stevied888
Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is primarily a bar, however, with the best food my wife and I ever received at one. The atmosphere is great and has the feel of authentic pirate days of past. There is a good selection of food, focusing mainly on Cuban, which is...More

Thank Waltsmom
Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere above everything else. My husband had the wood fired pizza and it was pretty good. I had chicken tacos, a bit over priced but slightly better then average. This is a bar, not a restaurant. I wouldn't bring young children.

Thank Dana R
Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I took my relatives here for their first visit to Tampa. We all loved it. Our waitress Cris was great! My relatives got Cubans which they enjoyed greatly! I got the pork with rice and black beans. Wow! The pork was perfectly seasoned with mojo!...More

Thank poet417
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a bar, not a place to eat. If you are out with friends socializing and wanted some chips and salsa to go with your beer this might be okay. It is cleverly decorated. We came after being told they had an excellent black...More

Thank BeaandRich
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2016

Sorry you didn't enjoy the food. Please come back and ask for me. We caan work something out that will make you happy

Reviewed November 4, 2015

Gaspar's has a long standing reputation in Ybor. Very involved ownership and friendly staff. Prices are right in the middle for other Ybor restaurants and bars. The Cuban sandwich is one of the best in Tampa.

Thank bbqisme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $18
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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
  • E-mail
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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