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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
07:00 - 03:00
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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gaspar's Grotto has a variety of delicious food and drinks for customers to enjoy. Located in the heart of Historic Ybor City, with a pirate-theme that matches Tampa roots - they have one delicious Cuban sandwich that won't leave you disappointed. The food menu is diverse and they recently introduced breakfast with affordable options below $7! I recommend the biscuits... More 

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

Thanks for the good words! We try hard to serve the community in a number of ways. Try our legendary Sunday Brunch. We think you'll love it regards Eric s More 

Springfield, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was average as well as the service but we were outside in ybor city and the sun was shining. We had a great time. The people were friendly and the man on the guitar was exceptional playing acoustic guitar to all our favorite classic rock and pop songs.

Thank philipcP2432RL
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick dinner spot in Ybor City, Gaspar's Grotto fit the bill. Good service, tasty Cuban Pork Dinner and fantastic sangria was worth the little extra walk. Friendly, locals vibe as well as unique Pirate decor kept you looking around while enjoying dinner. Reasonably priced, good value!

Thank RJM3306
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Gaspar's Grotto on a Saturday afternoon. We were able to sit on the patio (Gallery) and they allow smoking (my husband had a cigar). The live music was nice as was our waitress. We split the Tostones with pork, which were fantastic! My only complaint was that they were a bit greasy. Drinks were good as well.

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thanks for coming in. Try the Sunday brunch sometime. We are sure you'll love it! eric s owner More 

Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I've somehow gone years without realizing that Gaspar's served really good food. I had just known it as another one of the bars in Ybor. I saw an article in the paper recently claiming they had a best Cubans in Tampa so I gave it a shot. It's definitely one of the better Cuban sandwiches in the area and well... More 

Thank MikeRoush49
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great Food and Drinks! I especially enjoyed the SeaWitch beverage as recommended by our server. Employees were very friendly.

Thank Teri T
eric s, Owner at Gaspar's Grotto, responded to this review

thanks for stopping in. we are proud that the guests tell us that Gaspar;s Gro9tto is a unique establishment. We are pushing hard for excellence in eveything we do here.Try our brunch and I'll bet you'll be wowed. thanks again eric s More 

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, fun staff. Now serves awesome breakfast Monday thru Friday. Be sure to check out the amazing Sunday Brunch.

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

Thanks a lot for the nice words. We try hard and we are greatful that it is showing! eric s More 

Wicksburg, AL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for national championship game and headed out for a few drinks. Gaspar's Grotto was perfect for our evening out--cool atmosphere with pirate theme, great service, and awesome drinks! Absolutely loved it and enjoyed hanging out with the Bama and Clemson fans in town! Would love to go back when visiting Tampa.

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

Thanks Pam. You will agree there's no place else like Gaspar's Grotto. Thanks for coming in. Don't be strangers. regards Eric S More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited Gaspar's Grotto for lunch on the day of the college football playoff national championship game. The restaurant was under-staffed, so our poor server did his best to take care of the entire restaurant essentailly by himself. None of us were impressed with any of the food, but the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was fun, especially outside... More 

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

so sorry we were understaffed. You called it correctly. we messed up. I guess you were in on Monday. We didn't expect to be slammed on game day but were. We called in extra help but it took reinforcements a little while to arrive. That doesn't help you a bit and we are sorry. We try to do our best... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Tool the Teco Trolley to Ybor and heard some excellent 70's guitar and singing--stopped in to drink, eat, and listen. There were many great beers, good drinks, and the food was excellent. The Cuban Sandwich was delicious. The bean soup was authentic, and the appetizers were tasty. Service was good, and the place looked very festive with holiday and pirate... More 

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

thanks for he good words. we try hard and are glad it shows. try our sunday brunch. its the best around we think. next time your here ask for me, Eric, I'm here all the time and I'd like to do domethinh nice for you regards Eric S. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
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
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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