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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed potato” (99 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (114 reviews)
“deviled crab” (263 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Cuban, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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1 - 10 of 680 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Be hungry when you go. Portions are as big as they are good. Make sure to try the crab! Great place to grab a sandwich!

Thank K515HVchristopherp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the best sub shop in Florida.. Always a must if nearby. a bit expensive but you get what you pay for.. The Tampa Steak (Joes Special Size) is my favorite..

Thank lugoffbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We get here often and always enjoy the food here. Best on the Planet for a great Cuban lunch. While we go as an office group, I always take home extra for the family members who also can't get enough. Mike and Joe, owners, make...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Cuban Sandwich by which all others are measured, and get a crab cake while you’re at it! If you’re going to eat lunch there, get there early! This place is crazy popular, and deservedly so.

Thank Steele-Worldwide
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were staying at a hotel near by and they told us to go here because the food was very good. My husband had a buffalo chicken sandwich, which he said was very good.. I had a cuban, which was ok not the best I...More

Thank DLouise
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Stopped in for lunch and picked up sandwiches for my wife and me. They were huge and very tasty. I had the Italian which was stuffed with meat and cheese. My wife had the turkey and cheese, the same...stuffed. The food is amazing. This is...More

Thank rickw4124
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Been going to Brocato's off and on for about 10 years now and they offer really good food for fantastic prices. I recently bought a Groupon deal for Brocato's. They have no problem redeeming it, like some place do, and for around $9 spent with...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is the best place you can go for the BEST Cuban sandwich in the entire state. Great people the wonderful food.

Thank 69Taz50
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been here yet, you have to try it. On my visit i had a combo that included a 9 inch cuban sandwich and a large deviled crab cake. The portions are large and a 9 inch sub usually does not fill me...More

Thank Gino C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Many people rave about the food being so good, but whatever happened to good old customer service. The past few times I've been there I've found the older, dark haired woman, who works behind the counterm to be rude. Also, the people who prepare the...More

1  Thank Miami_Fly_Girl
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Martin C
2 April 2017|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
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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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