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“Best Sandwiches in Tampa”

Brocato's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #7 of 2,399 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: In 1948, Brocato’s opened its doors for business. From grocery store to meat market, to sandwich shop, Brocato’s has always strived to provide the best sandwich in Tampa, combined with friendly service. These valuse, coupled with the hard work and dedication of the Brocato’s family, have attracted and maintained loyal customers through the years. Fast forward 63 years later to 2012, and while countless restaurants, diners and sandwich shops have come and gone, Brocato’s is still making the best sandwich with the best service in Tampa. Everyone at Brocato’s is committed to giving you, our customers, the best sandwich and the best service possible. We thank you for making Brocato’s one of Tampa Bay’s long standing traditions.
Tampa, Florida
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“Best Sandwiches in Tampa”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Brocato's makes the best sandwiches in Tampa. It's located just off I-4 a bit away from town but it is well worth going out of your way. Like many other reviewers have mentioned, Brocato's will have a long line around peak lunch hours so expect to wait. The sandwiches - my favorite is the palomino steak - are worth the wait. The building it a bit small considering the popularity, but there is a trailer adjacent where you can eat in peace. The sandwich combos run around $9 but can easily make two meals. The staff is friendly and the drink selection is good. I very highly recommend a trip to Brocato's when visiting Tampa.

  • Visited December 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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“Classic”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Been coming here since I moved to Tampa 24 years ago. Expect a long line to get food & to hover looking for a table but it's worth it. Best Cuban in Tampa (or else it wouldn't have been in business for so long). A bit more pricy than other Cuban shops but the Cubans are huge & filled with meat.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Love em!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Get there before or after the lunch rush or be prepared to wait. Excellent sandwiches. Try the palomino steak made with filet mignon. It is fab!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“great Cuban!”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

easy stop off the highway to grab a monster Cuban sandwich or deviled crab. very reasonably priced as well.

  • Visited April 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“A Lot for a Little $”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

This old family run staple is a Tampa treasure. So few people seem to know about Brocato's but they provide HUGE sandwiches, GIANT homemade deviled crabs and stuffed potatoes for an incrediblly low price. The lines are long, the place is small, but always worth the wait. Plan to share or take home dinner! The deviled crab's are about 4" or more in diameter and really almost all crab. A must for anyone living in Tampa; an experience each time you go. Great cubans, great cheeseteaks, etc.!

  • Visited August 2011
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