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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%
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“cuban sandwiches” (117 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make good sandwiches and include chips and a drink which is a great value but it was better in the past when they had better options for chips, and they make great cuban food!

Thank AnimalmanDon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Huge Sandwiches here. The lunch crowd is so crazy you get overwhelmed but the food is great.

Thank C V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won't see another like this any where else. The line does go out the door at busy times, but the food is worth the wait. Better get food to go than fighting for a table. Family shop, you'll enjoy the "Cuban" sandwiches here. A...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We took a day trip with friends to Tampa. Time came for lunch they said they had a terrific Cuban Sandwich place. Well since I like Cuban food it was ok with me. They drove us to Brocato"s. There was a line out the door...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Should have learned last time. Gave them one more chance. This time waited over an hour. Food is good but unacceptable wait not worth it.

Thank rcmcgourk
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

First time visit... great crab crabs... huge! Cubans were outstanding. Fun place... would go back next time in area

Thank Bonnie U
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We hit this place Saturday around 1115. No line. After we ordered a line did start out the door. Busy vibrant place! We specifically got a table inside to get the full vibe of this place. The nice lady at the register does have a...More

Thank Sunshine31LG
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Martin C
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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
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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