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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed potato” (97 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (113 reviews)
“deviled crab” (261 reviews)
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm Hours
American, Spanish, Cuban, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Look according to all Tampa natives and transplants this is a must do, so i did. Food was OK the Deviled Crab tasted more like pickle then crap and the stuffed potato was dry. The Cuban was good but I have had some better, the...More

Thank dandapatioman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big sandwiches with lots of fresh veggies and cheese...devil crab good..breakfast sandwiches of all types

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I've always loved Bracatos Cubans and devil crabs but over the past few years they've changed. The Cuban today was so disappointing and I know blue crab claw meat is expensive but lump crab meat sucks for devil crabs. The people there have always been...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 24 April 2018

this place has a sign outside that claims its been there since 1948,it is not a fancy place with little inside seating and some outside seating and it seems most of the food being carryout, If you go during lunch time there will be a...More

Thank _rickrichards1
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Stuffed crabs and Cuban or roast pork sandwich must visit family owned restaurant. Get there early or call in your order. Worth the wait

Thank ValricoJoe
Reviewed 16 April 2018 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 15 April 2018

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 14 April 2018

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 14 April 2018

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 6 April 2018 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

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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.
25 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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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