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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,866 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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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cuban sandwiches are good though EXPENSIVE (large is $13.99, regular is $12.99) However, the real way they are making money is be charging anyone who uses a credit card $1.99 that does not appear on your receipt but does appear on your bank statement. When I went back to question this practice Mr. Brocato is always in a meeting... More 

Thank boomer1dog
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch while in Tampa. Even though there is always a line, this is still the go-to place for a great sandwich whether it be an authentic Cuban sandwich, a meatball sub, or something else. Seating is limited and you have to wait as all items are freshly made but it is worth the wait and entertaining to just... More 

Thank Dale M
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic, true cuban sandwiches. A must visit and local hang out for a true cuban sandwich. Tough to find the location for those unfamiliar with the area. But worth the hunt.

Thank The5rds
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cuban. Can't find a sandwich around with the same amount of meat! Family is always very kind and welcoming.

Thank Renee C
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food always is excellent, I have only gone for lunch. Usually there is a wait to order but it is well worth the wait.

Thank barbaracranfill
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great real Latin food with authentic flavors and spices. You do not have to be Latin to enjoy the beans and rice, Cuban sandwiches. or the devil crab rolls the only complaint is the large sizes.be careful what you order or you may have enough for tomorrows lunch. It is quite busy for lunch. I have read other good reviews... More 

Thank Floridafish
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Cuban Sandwich. Very Busy despite arriving at 2:30PM Service was good and atmosphere was typical outdoor Tampa Sandwich Shop. Reasonable prices and good quality. For sure it is off the beaten path but well worth it.

Thank 2thdoc19722011
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is always great. It is a family business that cares for their community and to serve their customers!

Thank alkycontrol
Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a very nice small mom and pop shop where the menu provides a variety of food from Breakfast to Dinner Plenty of food, take home leftovers. Drinks normally come with the price on the menu which surprised me. Great little place to hang out. The history is amazing and the photos on the wall go way... More 

Thank rjeffrey0957
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place always gives you huge portions of delicious food. There is usually a wait and the service is so so but totally worth it!

Thank Jessica p

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?