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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#5 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Hudson, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here when I was in the area on business. When I was ordering I did not know when I was getting myself into as far as the size of the sandwich goes. I even ordered a deviled crab because everyone said it's a must have. My pressed turkey sandwich was amazing and the hours that they put on the... More 

Thank LucyAlvarez
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me preface my review by letting you all know I live in Houston--and moved here from Manhattan (lord knows there was some good food there). Why is this relevant?This is relevant because I know scrumptious--I mean have you seen how fat the people are here in Houston?! They know how to eat. Even our chains are good (Pappadeaux, anyone?).... More 

Thank niataylor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So delicious and we went on a weekday. There wasn't any way to order food but we waited maybe 10 minutes at most for the food which was well worth the wait. We ordered a baby meal for $7.99 and it included a Cuban sandwich, devil crab, stuffed potato, bread, chips, black beans and rice and a drink! So much... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year the day I left Tampa my Uber drivers recommended Brocatos but we were leaving. So this year I had to go. I love Cuban food and a good Cubano. The food here doesn't disappoint. We had Cuban Sandwiches, plantains, and the devil crab. The Crab had mixed reviews. I liked it. My dated didn't. To me it tasted... More 

Thank Chidivaonadime
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an AWESOME find!!! I didn't expect the Cuban sandwich to be as exceptional as it was. It was delicious. The potato ball and devil crab balls were fantastic!!!!

Thank Jennifer J
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends called questioning when we could meet for lunch at the best restaurant in Tampa. They recalled the sandwiches were full with meat and fresh rolls, Soup is the best and we all change the choices and share. Price is affordable at Bracottais and always worth the wait.

Thank Alice R
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, they give you so much food and it is sooo good!!! The food is worth the price and you will be back for more, I guarantee it.

Thank wampanoah
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Brocato's several times. Food is delicious! Sandwiches (big enough for two) typically come with chips and drink. But the place is packed at lunchtime! Expect to wait...sometimes 20 minutes! Best bet is to call ahead or fax an order. Check website. But the food is worth it! I like the Cuban sandwich or Crab cake... WOW!

Thank TS_Freckles
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful fun filled family atmosphere! You may have to join in the line and wait but it's well worth the wait. Completely satisfied with the food and probably more than enough to share with a friend.

Thank Brenda1201
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious, however, my husband was not thrilled with having to wait in the long line to order and then the wait for our food.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?