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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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“stuffed potato” (96 reviews)
“deviled crab” (122 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (112 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 3 days ago via mobile

Don't expect the Hilton. This is good honest quality food. The devil crabs is what everyone raves about. We had the breakfast which was ok. Word of advice familiarise yourself with the menu before ordering. My brother was so confused when ordering he just agreed...More

Thank KeithCharman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had one large deviled crab which was as big as a softball! My husband ordered a Philly Steak it was a whole filet enough for 2/3 meals depending on your appetite. If in Tampa again definitely would go back.

Thank jannycea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re ever in Tampa this is a must go. Best stuffed crab cake ever. Steak sandwich is too big to eat alone. Cuban sandwich looks great. This place had people lined out the door. That’s a sign of a great place to eat. Great...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time there and I can’t wait to go back. Small walk in sandwich shop with top quality Cubans, deviled crabs and stuffed potato balls. I had the sampler for like 8 or 9 bucks that comes with a drink and chips...More

Thank jbarr124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both ordered the Junior deal, but it was no junior. It was a huge amount of food for less than $10. Perks-- you can pick a beer instead of soda included with your meal!

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want true Cuban Cuisine fast food, this is the place to go!. I have been eating here since the 1070's. The Cuban Sandwiches are the best in the area, The deviled crabs cannot be beat. Get a mouthful of crab, not stuffing! They...More

Thank Eileen Sands R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

original and colorfull. a very cool spot for lunch and dinner. you never go wrong a visit here so be sure to check out this place

Thank Morten G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was told this was the place to go for a Cuban. It was a very good sandwich but I could do without the lettuce and tomato on a Cuban. It also isn't pressed the way you typically think a Cuban sandwich would be. However, with...More

Thank MeetMyMeat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to try with all of the great reviews. Simple menu, fun place. Ordered the Cuban, pressed. Made the mistake of ordering the large, way too much food lol sandwich was very good, well worth the trip.

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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
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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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