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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“deviled crab” (167 reviews)
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07:30 - 17:30All hours
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food. They have a special that loads you up with food. It's a very busy shop and You might have to wait for your food. But it's worth it. Great staff and owners are great people....

Thank mrskennyb2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Cuban sandwich I have had since I have been in Tampa. Hot or cold they are great. And if you get the combo beer is included!! Can't go wrong!

Thank Robb B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about Brocatos. From the ladies at the counter taking your order, to the nice gentleman thanking you as you depart. I've eaten a lot of meatball sandwiches, and theirs is so far above anything I've ever had. 8' sundwich is huge.

Thank Mayan_Brian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the BEST Cuban Sandwich, Deviled Crab and Stuffed potatoes. The ordering can be a bit hectic depending on time of day. Call ahead if you want it to go. Food is awesome.

Thank meztaz7050
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great value, get a ton of food for the money. We got the baby combo X2. Honestly we could have shared one. The stuffed potatoes were amazing. I love the family owned vibe. Very comforting, lots of locals seem to come here. I highly recommend...More

Thank Leighanna U
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place definitely lived up to it's reputation. It's a bit chaotic ordering and picking up your food, but once you get past that melee the food is just as good as everyone told me. Great Cubans, Spanish Bean Soup, and the best Deviled Crab...More

Thank Pasetbo
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went there for the devil crab,cuban,and chicken dinner. we ate our meals and separated the chicken dinner out into 3 more meals for the work week lunches. Great value, delicious food every time.

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I am very selective when it comes to Cuban food. This is equal to a true Cuban home cooked meal. We use Brocato's catering for almost every party. Great value too!

Thank TampaDaveA
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Every sandwich is great but I love the cuban and meatball the most. Been eating here for over 20 years and still love it. We even use them to cater our yearly Christmas eve party.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Ordering was quick and easy. Food took a few minutes to come out, but when it did it w as worth the wait. The person at the register when we walked in was super nice as well. If we are ever back in Tampa we...More

Thank qtnguyen713
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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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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