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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

there food is very good and I enjoy them from time to time , my mother had taken us growing up, but its more of a treat, as in a extra treat to go there these days they have in my words over priced them...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I met a good friend at Brocato's and it was so worth the trip. The food was delicious. The menu has a large variety of food to choose from. I had pulled pork with the trimming to include rice, beans and bread. I forgot all...More

Thank SOC-M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be hungry. The food is plentiful and good. Just make sure you call ahead or have plenty of time.went on a Saturday afternoon and waited 45 minutes for a stuff potatoes devil crab and a Cuban. Never got the devil crab. Did not want to...More

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Cuban in Tampa, why the long lines and the wait, cause it's great. They have a very big breakfast meal for $8 . You won't leave this place hungry!!!!

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt it was a bit expensive. Got to admit the food was nice and good quality sandwiches. From first bite to last - good flavor. Bit old style but clean. All the employees were friendly beyond " southern hospitality" .

Thank OrangeBuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok , The wait can be very long so if you have a 30 minutes lunch this is not a place to go . I got the small 4 inch cuban and trust me it is small , They rush you to order...More

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks to be a bit out of the way, but there have been lines every time we've been, so folks beat a path here. The food is on the inexpensive side, the amounts are quite hefty, the service is very friendly and quick,...More

Thank boulesprouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the cuban. Wife got the pastrami. Both were fantastic. For $11, get a big sandwich, a bag of chips and an 8 oz beer! We came at about 2:30pm on a Monday, so not exactly the busiest of times, and there was no...More

Thank Jonathon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing rave reviews of Brocato's, my husband and I finally got the chance to give it a try. Line was out the door. Not much seating inside in the a/c. Plenty of outside seating. Person who took our order seemed frustrated because we were...More

Thank Roxanne03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait but the food is definitely worth it. By far the best Cuban sandwich I've had in the Tampa area.

Thank bamawolf2001
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Martin C
Is there traces of peanuts in the bread or other food? My daughter has severe allergies...
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.
Will you be open for breakfast the day after Christmas? Monday, December 26th.
24 December 2016|
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Marjorie A
We are driving from Orlando airport to North Redington beach and wish to call for something to eat. Is the restaurant sign posted off I-4 or after we leave that road.
13 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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.