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Gaspar's Grotto

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Historic Ybor
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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10:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 03:00
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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch with friends. We ate outside. Two of us had devil crabs, which were big and delicious -- mostly crab with just enough filler to hold it together.

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Thank tampacate
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the good word. Please come back and try our other delicious and homemade offerings! regards captain ehab More 

Seoul, South Korea
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Sangria, good food- crab meat quesadilla, fish taco, Cuban bread basket, Cuban sandwich, sea food pasta. Excellent server. Quick service.

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Thank pradnyar2016
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thank you- we try hard. glad it showed. we are now serving mon- thru friday breakfast. oin us! More 

Crystal Lake IL
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove the ten minutes from our hotel to Ybor City, Sunday Night. Settled on Gaspar's Grotto. Quite a menu. Hard to pick. Had a couple of Seawitch's, their signature drinks. Really good. Nice beer selection. We settled on the Cuban Pork Pizza which was amazing. Friends had Sausage and peperoni pizza which was good. Sat out front at a table... More 

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Thank Trav_LN_now
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Glad you made the effort to get here. Hope you had fun. We are glad you enjoyed the food. It means a lot to the wife and I regards Captain Ehab More 

Massapequa, New York
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and the inside decor was outstanding . We were here on a quite Sunday afternoon when the Tampa Buccaneers had a home game. We did this purposely because Ybor city was deserted compared to a typical weekend. We were immediately and ordered Cuban sandwiches...which were delicious. Picture was taken after 1/2 was already eaten.... 2 large Cubans with... More 

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Thank TravelingLadyD
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for coming in. There is always something fun going on at the Grotto. regards Captain Ehab More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered in on a Friday, were seated immediately and loved being on their patio (or sandbar, or whatever they call it) in the shade. The beer was good--I tried the local porter and loved it. Too bad I can't remember what it was!--and so was the food. I had the shrimp quesadillas and they were good. The pulled pork... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler5_2014
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in. We really love our first time guests. We are thrilled you had a good experience. That's what we strive for!! Come back and ask for the Captain! More 

BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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930 reviews
672 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being in our golden years,we were a little skeptical about entering noticing the younger crowd.We sat at the bar towards the end and a stop for a quick one turned into a 2 hour stay.Very good live music,that we enjoyed,very reasonable drink and appetizer prices and great service without being pushy.The attached outdoor area on a perfect evening is a... More 

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Thank ChALUTCH
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. When we built this place we knew from our travels we wanted to run a place that was comfortable for EVERYBODY. That's what makes a great bar in our experience. This is the essence of Gaspar's Grotto. You'll always end up sitting next to and chatting with people that are from different walks of life. Thats... More 

Miami
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

To my viewers, I love this place. The environment is on point. Social drinking, the menu, the food & everything. The night I was there, it was costume night. Everyone was dancing inside and outside at the bar. Also, of you don't want to spend to much, they have an late night menu as well. This has officially the number... More 

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Thank Marcus3023
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

as hard as we try to get it right for the guests, it's nice to hear the positive feedback. try our Sunday brunch. The kitchen brigade uses the brunch to show off and have fun. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a wonderful time on the patio, there was two dj's that played all types of music. The drinks were great and the food was awesome

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Thank KimmieKakes
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the good word! next time your in ask for Eric. I'm the owner and I'd like to say "hey" regards Eric S. More 

South Haven, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Granted i was there when it was dead, but my food was great, the service was awesome, and the hostess, Alicia i believe, was the best!! She made my solo meal not feel so solo, and she would def be a reason for me to return. I tried a few diff drinks, and my server was very helpful directing me... More 

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Thank kaseymurphy2016
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the visit and the kind words. Your review is why we work so hard! come back whenever you can, ask for eric or shere. We built this establishment by delighting one customer at a time, every day , for the last 13 years. regrads eric s More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went here with really good friends of ours. They always raved about this place having the best Cuban Sandwiches around. I can honestly say this is not the case. This place is dirty (inside and out), the wait staff left a TON to be desired and the Cubans are not the best around. The only thing(s) this restaurant had... More 

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Thank Marladawn
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad time. We really do strive for excellence. Please come by and give us another try. Ask for me, Eric, I'm the owner. I'd like to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to tell us. We really need to hear about any problems. regards E More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 03:00
Monday
10:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 03:00
Thursday
10:30 - 03:00
Friday
10:30 - 03:00
Saturday
10:30 - 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
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?