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Gaspar's Grotto

1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Been passing by grottos for sometime now and had been in for a great lunch (that'll be another review). However they have been opened for breakfast for a few months now and hell, why not give it a shot. Located on 7th Ave in ybor...More

eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Yes sir, thank you, victory delayed is often sweeter! thank you. we are busting our backsides to turn out Tampa's best breakfast. And at a price that borders on unbelievable. Some of our most loyal customers from Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Bar, Entertainment, Happy hour,...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

In and out in way less than an hour. Quick service, excellent food and good value. I even took leftovers (Cuban). Parking is only $1 per hour in the immediate area, and you only need one hour.

Thank ShotLugeKirk
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Glad you had a good experience. If you really want to be wowed, try our Sunday Brunch. Raw bar, carving station, everything home made.... unlimited alcohol entertainment, tropical fountains. Try it-- you'll like it., as they used to say. regards eric s

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We opted to sit outside which was great with the live music. Inside seemed to be just as good though with interesting decor of a nautical theme. Wine portions were generous, and even though a small wine selection, the choice on offer was good. We...More

Thank BerryJax
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

thanks so much for giving us a try. tell your friends that we aim to please and that you can't have a better time for less money ANYWHERE! regards Eric S Owner

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Having heard about the Grotto from a couple of my clients, my wife and I decided to give it a try this past Sunday; especially since we are always looking for a good brunch buffet-type fare. And this weekend was expected (by us) to be...More

Thank SidlerGK
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

thanks so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gaspar's Grotto brunch. We are always distressed to find that we have not met expectations of our guests. As hard as that is to hear we must own it and press on...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stayed in the outside bar area for a couple of beers. The atmosphere was great with live music the night I was here. Service was good too. I did not eat here.

Thank Don S
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks so much. We are pleased you had a good time. That's the whole goal at Gaspar's Grotto. If you like brunch, you'll LOVE ours. Best Regards Eric owner

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Good and many options of beers. Outside is too much noise. Inside is good and also the service. But the sandwiches don't have any taste. The bread was dry and the chicken no salt. And wasnt cheap. I don't recommend to eat, just yo drink.

Thank LiliVilhena1981
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

sorry you didn't like the sandwich. I hope you said something to the server so we could fix it for you. Next time your in come say hello. I'd like to meet you. Thanks for takingthe time to write regards eric

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went there last night. They had a two man band playing some great stuff on the acoustic guitar. They were very good. Had the Fra Diavolo. It was good with generous portions. Also the pizza is to die for. Very thin crust, and I strongly...More

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for coming in. Thanks more for enjoying yourself, This is a rewarding review for us because you had a great time in everything we try to do. food, drink. service. entertainment. Thanks for hitting the trifecta and sharing that with readers. You should...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I were wanting barbcue at Al's but they were closed on Tuesday. So, we searched for another place in Ybor City and decided on Gasper's Grotto. The place has a pirate theme. There is seating inside and a big patio outside. There...More

Thank Amos C
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for coming in, Amos. It's hard to replace BBQ when that's what you have a 'hankering for. I know. I'm like that too. Thanks for the good words about the service. Hope you try us again. We are a lot of fun and we...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Half carafe of their homemade sangria (red) and splitting their Cuban sandwich = great lunch I would have given them a higher rating if I hadn't used the restroom. GROSS!!

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed the food, Mortified the bathroom was not up to snuff. We try hard because it is hard keeping them perfect but we will redouble our efforts based on your valuable feedback. Thanks for the very usefull review. eric owner

Reviewed 17 April 2017

-Friendly waitress -Great breakfast for the price (less than 6 dollars) I will definitely come back !

Thank Remy_Blue13
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you Remy, Glad you enjoyed the breakfast. please tell your friends that Gaspar's Grotto does the best breakfast in town Mon Thru Friday starting at 7:00 AM. A great way to start the day! regards Eric S Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-5900
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We are best known for our signature Hog Wild Pirate Party and pig roast which we hold outside on the 6,300 square foot tropical patio, complete with fountains and tropical palms. Guests at Gaspar's Grotto can look forward to great food, wonderful times and excellent and eclectic service from costumed pirates. We offer pirate shows, pirate souvenirs, cigar rolling, live music, a shoe shine emporium, and bawdy serving.
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