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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#6 of 1,885 Restaurants in Tampa
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

there food is very good and I enjoy them from time to time , my mother had taken us growing up, but its more of a treat, as in a extra treat to go there these days they have in my words over priced them self .to where I get Cubans a couple time a month for lunch , but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I met a good friend at Brocato's and it was so worth the trip. The food was delicious. The menu has a large variety of food to choose from. I had pulled pork with the trimming to include rice, beans and bread. I forgot all about counting calories and counting how many times the food was good. The place is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Be hungry. The food is plentiful and good. Just make sure you call ahead or have plenty of time.went on a Saturday afternoon and waited 45 minutes for a stuff potatoes devil crab and a Cuban. Never got the devil crab. Did not want to stand in line tried callung down workers but everyone was busy.

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Thank Juanita B
Zephyrhills, Florida
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Cuban in Tampa, why the long lines and the wait, cause it's great. They have a very big breakfast meal for $8 . You won't leave this place hungry!!!!

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Thank James R
Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt it was a bit expensive. Got to admit the food was nice and good quality sandwiches. From first bite to last - good flavor. Bit old style but clean. All the employees were friendly beyond " southern hospitality" .

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Thank OrangeBuck
Lakeland, Florida
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was ok , The wait can be very long so if you have a 30 minutes lunch this is not a place to go . I got the small 4 inch cuban and trust me it is small , They rush you to order you have no time to look at menu or ask questions . I seen a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks to be a bit out of the way, but there have been lines every time we've been, so folks beat a path here. The food is on the inexpensive side, the amounts are quite hefty, the service is very friendly and quick, and the outside patio makes it feel like a fryer shack at the beach. The... More 

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Thank boulesprouse
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the cuban. Wife got the pastrami. Both were fantastic. For $11, get a big sandwich, a bag of chips and an 8 oz beer! We came at about 2:30pm on a Monday, so not exactly the busiest of times, and there was no line. Service was friendly. Will be back again if I'm in the area!

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Thank Jonathon B
Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing rave reviews of Brocato's, my husband and I finally got the chance to give it a try. Line was out the door. Not much seating inside in the a/c. Plenty of outside seating. Person who took our order seemed frustrated because we were asking questions. Food was pricey. My husband ordered the chicken parm sandwich. He ate 1/2... More 

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Thank Roxanne03
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait but the food is definitely worth it. By far the best Cuban sandwich I've had in the Tampa area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:30
Thursday
07:30 - 17:30
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-9977
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?