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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed yesterday

Ordering was quick and easy. Food took a few minutes to come out, but when it did it w as worth the wait. The person at the register when we walked in was super nice as well. If we are ever back in Tampa we...More

Thank qtnguyen713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw Brocato's on Trip Advisor & since I love deviled crab & it was like the number 6 restaurant, I wanted to give it a try. I was not disappointed! OMG!! The Biggie Nana deviled crab is HUGE, and oh so delicious. I could...More

Thank lmjarvis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Find this classic diner and eat there. Devil crabs is a must. Super friendly. And super good. Just do it.

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding experience from the time you walk through the door! (Ours was from the time we called to place the order!) Staff is very helpful and attentive! So thankful they do not let you leave without your entire order! Great food! Huge sandwiches! The 8"...More

Thank jessicae235
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the busiest places you will ever eat... Always a line out the door. They make it easy and relatively quick to order but be prepared to wait a while. There is plenty of food in each order and the dinners feed...More

Thank mrod425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you're visiting or live here you have to go to Brocato's at least once. You won't forget the experience

Thank 200marcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unbelievable! The line is out the door every time I've been there Only go when I'm going in their direction 25 miles one way So we plan a stop if we're going in that direction The portions are huge each sandwich comes...More

Thank Saratogajim71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local driver told my niece and I that Brocato's is the "go-to" local place for excellent Cuban cuisine. The advice was on pointe! The rice and beans is to die for but only order one 8-inch with rice and beans for you and a...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always tasty; HUGE Cuban and tasty sandwiches... very busy so be prepared to wait a bit. Worth the visit, and re-visit!

Thank BanyanRanchStudios
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Went there for a late lunch. Got there about 2:00pm and there was a line out the door. Having eaten here before I knew it would be worth the wait so I got in line. Ordered The Mary Party Pack Sampler. You can choose your...More

Thank Ladygator12
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Martin C
3 April 2017|
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Response from Chidivaonadime | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but they offer fried items so I'm not sure if they would use peanut oil..I would not risk it. I would call the place directly.
24 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
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
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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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