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Gaspar's Grotto

1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
+1 813-248-5900
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (60 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
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1805 E 7th Ave, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3807
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Breakfast? Here?
" Breakfast was fantastic. Simple, portioned perfectly, food."
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2. Best Sunday Brunch
" This is the best brunch hands down! "
Gina F
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3. Cool local bar!
"you can't beat a place with a $2 shot+beer special."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had some friends come into town for the Halloween weekend and after a few failed activities we ended up in Ybor City...i had a little bit of pressure on me to make sure everyone had a good time so i was a bit nervous...More

Thank Hostel_Herb
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the good words hostel-herb! We try hard and I'm really glad it showed. There is a lot of training hours and dollars involved in getting the gang to perform this well. I'm thrilled you enjoyed yourselves. I'll pass this on to the gang....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Been passing by grottos for sometime now and had been in for a great lunch (that'll be another review). However they have been opened for breakfast for a few months now and hell, why not give it a shot. Located on 7th Ave in ybor...More

eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Yes sir, thank you, victory delayed is often sweeter! thank you. we are busting our backsides to turn out Tampa's best breakfast. And at a price that borders on unbelievable. Some of our most loyal customers from Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Bar, Entertainment, Happy hour,...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I'm a frequent traveler to Tampa, and always stop by Gasper's when I'm in town. They consistently hire bands that play great blues, classic rock, and reggae. If you like new music, there are plenty of other clubs in Ybor City you can go to,...More

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you my friend. Your right about all that. However, lots of millenials feel comfortable too! We extend our hospitality to everyone. best regrads eric S

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went last night. One bartender was very sweet to me and the rest of my group- she had black hair, tattoos, and wore a backwards baseball cap. When I went to close my tab, a different bartender (straight red hair with star tattoos on her...More

Thank marielle2008
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Having looked thoroughly at this situation and having spoken to the parties involved; And with discussions with my wife and partner and much lost sleep over this matter the past 48 hours, I have come to this conclusion: Madam, we would all be better off...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

the bands were outstanding sound was great and the drinks were excellent good rum runners, loved the crowd

Thank jrios4444
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

thanks for the kind words my friend. We do try! Please come see us again regards eric s owner

Reviewed 28 August 2017

i had fish sandwich, had to eat half of fish to find bun bottom, french fries were thick with crunchy exterior creamy interior, boy friend had lunch special 1/2 cuban regular size bowl of black bean soup, he said both were very good. lots of...More

Thank Sherry T
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

thanks for the nice words. We try. Try our breakfast or Sunday brunch. I think you'll enjoy them. regards Eric S owner

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Not many places open for breakfast. Luckily I've been to Gaspar's Grotto before for food/drinks. Omelettes are huge. Service was good. I would highly recommend...

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the good words. We are also offering free coffee with breakfast this month. Come on in! Regards Eric S Owner

Reviewed 12 July 2017

In and out in way less than an hour. Quick service, excellent food and good value. I even took leftovers (Cuban). Parking is only $1 per hour in the immediate area, and you only need one hour.

Thank ShotLugeKirk
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Glad you had a good experience. If you really want to be wowed, try our Sunday Brunch. Raw bar, carving station, everything home made.... unlimited alcohol entertainment, tropical fountains. Try it-- you'll like it., as they used to say. regards eric s

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We opted to sit outside which was great with the live music. Inside seemed to be just as good though with interesting decor of a nautical theme. Wine portions were generous, and even though a small wine selection, the choice on offer was good. We...More

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eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

thanks so much for giving us a try. tell your friends that we aim to please and that you can't have a better time for less money ANYWHERE! regards Eric S Owner

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Having heard about the Grotto from a couple of my clients, my wife and I decided to give it a try this past Sunday; especially since we are always looking for a good brunch buffet-type fare. And this weekend was expected (by us) to be...More

Thank SidlerGK
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

thanks so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gaspar's Grotto brunch. We are always distressed to find that we have not met expectations of our guests. As hard as that is to hear we must own it and press on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 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
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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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