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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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“deviled crab” (178 reviews)
“stuffed potato” (52 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (117 reviews)
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank DodoDidi
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've tried several items from the menue and they are all wonderful. Prices are very good and service is exceptional. The deviled crabs are "outstanding!"

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being Hispanic I don't think this is the best place to eat Spanish rice its to greasy for my taste. The sandwiches are good. Big and tasty. The potato balls are good. I don't eat deviled crabs but many of my coworkers like them. Each...More

Thank Eve0330
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love their deviled crabs even though they keep tweeking with the recipe. Only once have I received good hot food from the cooks so follow me and order the cuban sandwich.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We shared two small deviled crabs and split a small Cuban sandwich. ALOT of food and so good. The deviled crab was delicious and the sandwich was big and full. It’s worth every penny to stop here. We ate outside - very casual- relaxing. We...More

Thank Mrscye
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Come by here a couple of times a month to pick up lunch. The sandwiches are always good. The potato balls and the crap rolls are incredible. Expect to wait, but it is worth the wait.

Thank Kirby L
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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