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Gaspar's Grotto

) #132 of 1,906 Restaurants in Tampa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard about the Grotto from a couple of my clients, my wife and I decided to give it a try this past Sunday; especially since we are always looking for a good brunch buffet-type fare. And this weekend was expected (by us) to be...More

Thank SidlerGK
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thanks so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gaspar's Grotto brunch. We are always distressed to find that we have not met expectations of our guests. As hard as that is to hear we must own it and press on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the outside bar area for a couple of beers. The atmosphere was great with live music the night I was here. Service was good too. I did not eat here.

Thank Don S
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We are pleased you had a good time. That's the whole goal at Gaspar's Grotto. If you like brunch, you'll LOVE ours. Best Regards Eric owner

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Good and many options of beers. Outside is too much noise. Inside is good and also the service. But the sandwiches don't have any taste. The bread was dry and the chicken no salt. And wasnt cheap. I don't recommend to eat, just yo drink.

Thank LiliVilhena1981
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

sorry you didn't like the sandwich. I hope you said something to the server so we could fix it for you. Next time your in come say hello. I'd like to meet you. Thanks for takingthe time to write regards eric

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went there last night. They had a two man band playing some great stuff on the acoustic guitar. They were very good. Had the Fra Diavolo. It was good with generous portions. Also the pizza is to die for. Very thin crust, and I strongly...More

Thank m r
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for coming in. Thanks more for enjoying yourself, This is a rewarding review for us because you had a great time in everything we try to do. food, drink. service. entertainment. Thanks for hitting the trifecta and sharing that with readers. You should...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I were wanting barbcue at Al's but they were closed on Tuesday. So, we searched for another place in Ybor City and decided on Gasper's Grotto. The place has a pirate theme. There is seating inside and a big patio outside. There...More

Thank Amos C
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for coming in, Amos. It's hard to replace BBQ when that's what you have a 'hankering for. I know. I'm like that too. Thanks for the good words about the service. Hope you try us again. We are a lot of fun and we...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Half carafe of their homemade sangria (red) and splitting their Cuban sandwich = great lunch I would have given them a higher rating if I hadn't used the restroom. GROSS!!

Thank GoBucksDublin_OH
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed the food, Mortified the bathroom was not up to snuff. We try hard because it is hard keeping them perfect but we will redouble our efforts based on your valuable feedback. Thanks for the very usefull review. eric owner

Reviewed 17 April 2017

-Friendly waitress -Great breakfast for the price (less than 6 dollars) I will definitely come back !

Thank Remy_Blue13
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you Remy, Glad you enjoyed the breakfast. please tell your friends that Gaspar's Grotto does the best breakfast in town Mon Thru Friday starting at 7:00 AM. A great way to start the day! regards Eric S Owner

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Stopped in for a quick late dinner and had their traditional Cuban sandwich with mojito's. Also, had a singer and guitarist playing which added to the experience. Food was good and inexpensive.

Thank Bestmom81
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

glad you enjoyed it. we do lots of cool things here. Try the happy hour on Fridays where we give away a designer purse every Friday! Thanks for coming in regards Eric S Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I always stop by Gaspar's Grotto for a few margaritas and people watching> Her and her friend also went to the gaspar's St Patrick's event and had a blast. Bustling, busy venue with lots of character.

Thank Carlos92966
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

No doubt there are a lot of characters here!! Thanks for being a regular. Next time your here ask the bartender how to become a "PIRATE" It's our loyalty program for regular guests. regards Eric S. Owner

Reviewed 10 April 2017

During out stay, my wife and I gravitated to Gaspar's. Band playing and folks or all ages were having fun. Like the rest of Ybor City, Gaspar's, has a Bohemian or hippie atmosphere. Plus the Cuban sandwiches were great.

Thank mcfetbruce
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

yes sir, that's us. All kinds of folks having fun. Thanks for coming in. When you get back try the best brunch in Tampa. regards eric s owber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: 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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