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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed potato” (97 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (113 reviews)
“deviled crab” (259 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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CUISINES
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The world’s busiest Sandwich Shop! Put your order in early! Great food but sorta expensive. We get a large sandwich and split it. They all come with a drink and a bag of chips.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in here for lunch while working in the area. Let me tell you this place is hopping. Although they are crazy busy they have a system that gets you in and out fairly quickly. The sandwiches are huge!!! I had beans and rice with...More

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food: The food delivered on flavor and portion size. The Tampa Bay Steak sandwich was wonderfully cheesy and full of steak. The deviled crab was huge and packed with crab. Very tasty. The Potato and Meatball had a delicatly spicy flavor. All were hits. Service:...More

Thank DawnSp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped by here with the crew. They make a hell of a Cuban sandwich! We got there right at noon, which might not have been the best time due to the crowd, but it was worth the line and the wait. Deviled crab was great...More

Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably my favorite Cuban sandwich anywhere in the country. This place is cranking at lunchtime too, everybody likes it. Add a crabcake to your Cuban sandwich if you want to enjoy life. I can’t say enough good about this place, I was introduced...More

Thank Steele-Worldwide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, it's a Tampa tradition open since 1948. Brocato's has the best Cuban sandwich bar none. They also have massive deviled crabs and stuffed potatoes. No lettuce or tomato on the Cuban for me, just the classic way with pickle, though they will make it...More

Thank loogadis d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop. A real local diner with local atmosphere. The two of us got the 8”Cuban sandwich with mini devil crab & mini stuffed potato. It came with chips and two drinks. Everything was outstanding. Very friendly courteous staff. All local people...More

Thank johnstanforth
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited this place back in 2003, when we lived here. Back visiting and had to stop in. What happened? Prices have doubled and the cuban has gone downhill. Who puts tomato and lettuce on a Cuban? The pickles weren't the right kind and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

OMG so much delicious food and all for $9.99?!?!?! Crazy. Enough food for 2 people +. Very rare these days to get such a bargain of really good food. Will absolutely be back each time I’m in Tampa.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Great, big sandwiches of all kinds at reasonable prices! Fast, friendly service and available online, by phone or just come in order and pickup! If you're in Tampa, it's a must! Plenty of outside seating, so there's no excuse! Enjoy

Thank SickofStupidity
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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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