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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed potato” (98 reviews)
“cuban sandwiches” (113 reviews)
“deviled crab” (261 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Cuban, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Miami_Fly_Girl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sad that I have been going to brocato’s for years. My husband and I wanted a breakfast sandwich called Brocato’s at 9:30 am to place an order I was then told they don’t do breakfast anymore so we order a roast pork sandwich. Got...More

1  Thank bucincrazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin wanted to introduce us to Deviled Crab Cakes and they were amazing! They were also huge! Next time in the Tampa area we will return!

Thank Cheryl L P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here on the recommendation of our hotel staff. The food was good, but the portions were ENORMOUS! The "8-inch" Cuban is big enough to feed 2-3 adults and the combo comes with a crab cake that is big enough for the same number...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Cuban sandwich special, seriously delish-us! Their crab cakes, unreal. The black beans, yellow rice and pork...crazy good. So glad I live far away is all I can say! Or I'd be stuffing my face everyday!

Thank H L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

As a kid I would come here with my grandma, so being in town I figured I would take my kids. Wasn’t as good as I remembered! I was disappointed with the potato ball and devil crab maybe it wasn’t fried all the way??!! The...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Okay, if you are ever within 15 miles of this place, you had better stop by and get a Cuban! The pork and ham in this sandwich are delightful! Everything you hope for in a Cubano, it is here! We went back the next day...More

Thank bigm00se
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Look according to all Tampa natives and transplants this is a must do, so i did. Food was OK the Deviled Crab tasted more like pickle then crap and the stuffed potato was dry. The Cuban was good but I have had some better, the...More

Thank dandapatioman
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Big sandwiches with lots of fresh veggies and cheese...devil crab good..breakfast sandwiches of all types

Thank Lois B
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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.
24 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
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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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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