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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#6 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Long wait but the food is definitely worth it. By far the best Cuban sandwich I've had in the Tampa area.

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Thank bamawolf2001
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered cuban-sandwich through Uber-Eats and took total 1 hour and 15 minutes exact time. As soon as I opened the package i knew it was gonna be some kind of disgusting taste because of the hardness of the bread and bad smell of the cuban sandwich. I gave it a chance and ate almost the half of the sandwich... More 

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Thank Evren I
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a generous amount of food, always busy and crowded but doesn't take long to receive your food. Only open for breakfast and lunch.

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Thank Lys L
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was traveling home to AZ and I couldn't decide. Devil Crab or the 1948 Cuban sandwich, so I got both. Took the Cuban in the plane. Already looking forward to my next visit to Tampa so I can try other menu items.

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Thank Bob N
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy but organized, if you want to try THE BEST Devil Crab you must go to Brocatto's also their sandwiches are unforgettable and the staff make you feel like home

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Thank Sofia P
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The deviled crabs are delicious! The Cubans are the best I have ever eaten. You will not go away hungry!

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Thank RebaD5
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely busy at lunch time. Their fame its working against them in the sense of it takes a long time now to order and get your order.

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Thank Noel R
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. You always get what you pay for and more. It's a little crowded at lunch time so be prepared but the lines moves quickly and its worth the wait.

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Thank janisef2016
Lakeland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is yummy but I highly recommend the deviled crabs, they are oh so tasty. Cuban sandwiches are also popular.

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Thank chickahbay
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Brocato's for years. The sandwiches, deviled crab and potato balls are awesome. Whenever I have company visiting from out of town I always take them as well. You can't beat the quality, quantity and cost. You will not be disappointed... If you do go plan on waiting in line as the line will be long but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:30
Thursday
07:30 - 17:30
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?