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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

Sandwich Place and Cuban Restaurant$$$$
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  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    In an area known for Cuban sandwiches, Brocato's take stands out as one of the best. Its roast pork, a key ingredient, is so tender that it almost melts in your mouth. Try the devil crab here, too.
  • Maritza M.
    Maritza Mendoza-SaezOctober 15
    Been here 5+ times
    The sandwiches and the deviled crab are amazing! There is a wait but it is worth it. I would call and place an order over the phone or on their app for faster service.
  • Traci N.
    Traci NashNovember 15, 2013
    Deviled Crabs here are some the best in Florida. Cubans well I love them. Try a fabulous chef salad you can't eat it all!!! The pork roast dinner is huge and so favorable!!
  • 813area.com
    813area.comApril 10, 2012
    Tampa is known for the Cuban sandwich and Brocato's is the place to get it along with the Deviled Crab! http://www.813area.com/restaurants/taste-tour-of-813-brocatos-sandwich-shop-tampa.html
  • Tania W.
    Tania WOctober 21, 2013
    Cuban sandwich is awesome! Call your order in advance to cut down on long waits... Even after the lunch rush is over!
  • Nik B.
    Nik BramblettOctober 12, 2013
    I had heard about this place a zillion times, but had never tried it. I no longer live here, but it was right down from my hotel so I thought I'd try it out... WOW! Now I wish I still lived here.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MMarch 23, 2015
    Definitely need to pay a visit to this place if you want a quality sandwich. Cuban sandwich is one of the best
  • Magnus T.
    Magnus ThundersonMay 28, 2015
    They have to be doing something right as there always packed with customers so I ignore bad reviews but be patent as they make the sandwiches as fast as possible but it can be a big delay
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MendezAugust 16, 2013
    The stuffed potato ball is AMAZING!! It's almost the size of a softball! Everything is handmade and tastes like it too.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MooreJuly 23, 2013
    Best sandwhich shop in tampa try the deviled crabs or stuffed potatoes too or both!!!
  • Turtles T.
    Turtles TravelAugust 1, 2014
    Don't skip the Devil Crab OR the Cuban sandwiches. Cafe con leche is spot on too.
  • Jessyca M.
    Jessyca MillerMarch 20, 2013
    All sandwiches are excellent, especially chicken parmesan......yes from a Spanish joint!!!!!!
  • Megan P.
    Megan PaskasMay 24, 2014
    Best deviled crab. Holy cow. Everything is huge! Cuban is awesome as well.
  • William S.
    William SuarezAugust 7, 2010
    The best! and I truly mean the size of a softball best Devil Crabs. The Cuban sandwiches are so thick you cant eat a whole one.
  • Ravish C.
    Ravish ChandraApril 4, 2015
    Very good sandwiches with large size! Order a small one for regular appetite.
  • Will C.
    Will CJune 21, 2014
    without a doubt the best deviled crab in all the Tampa Bay perhaps the world.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BentleyMay 29, 2013
    The food is to die for and the devil crabs will keep u coming back.
  • Debra P.
    Debra PalmerJune 11, 2014
    $5 for a delicious small cuban, chips and a drink. You can't pass that up.
  • Marc K.
    Marc KocsisNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Better get here before 11:15 or you'll be here for a while ... there will be a line out the door ... that's a good sign of how freakin good the food is
  • Brian L.
    Brian LyneOctober 9, 2013
    Unless you are starving or sharing the combo deal is very filling. Foot longs are HUGE
  • David A.
    David AndrewsSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Cubans in Tampa!!!! If you don't believe me give a try you will change your mind !!!!
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WaycaserOctober 4, 2012
    If you love crab cakes,this is THE place to get it!!!!!Greaaat food!
  • Gypsie J.
    Gypsie JJanuary 13
    You can get full off of their stuffed potatoes or deviled crabs.
  • CJ T.
    CJ ThomasJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Cuban sandwiches. Deviled crabs the size of your fist.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 9, 2015
    Arroz con pollo & the pernil are delicious!
  • Sir D.
    Sir DDecember 15, 2011
    The best Cuban sandwich an Deviled Crab in Tampa. Never dissapoints.
  • Matt J.
    Matt JonesAugust 23
    Cubans are great and the Deviled Crabs ate delicious.
  • DMack
    DMackApril 19, 2011
    Amazing food. Closes early though. 5pm weekdays, 3pm sat.
  • Kayren L.
    Kayren LovettMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Long wait, but Devil Crabs are worth it!! Try calling ahead
  • Steven R.
    Steven RushNovember 22, 2011
    Call in your order around lunchtime. The wait time can be long.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McHughJuly 22, 2010
    The Italian sandwich and the Spanish Bean soup are awesome. Best deli in town.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa R.December 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "meat pie" or empanada as they're called.
  • Darla L.
    Darla LynnMay 12, 2011
    Unless you are allergic to shellfish - the Deviled Crab is a MUST!!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WaltersNovember 30, 2014
    The stuffed potato is a must do.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BurkeOctober 31, 2012
    Best devil crabs in Tampa Bay. Maybe all of FLORIDA!!!
  • David W.
    David WinsteadMay 14, 2014
    The very best devil crab you will ever eat
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MeronekFebruary 26, 2013
    The chicken, rice and black beans could covert a vegetarian.
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MeylerApril 11, 2014
    The $5 Cuban is more than enough food. Chips and a drink are included.
  • Irene B.
    Irene BocanegraFebruary 3, 2012
    Call your order in for lunch and pick it up.
  • D Hamilton ΑΦΑ
    D Hamilton ΑΦΑJanuary 18, 2012
    You MUST try Their Devilled Crab. It's the same as what is called a crab cake up north.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DuplerFebruary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    The Devil Crab rolls are AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jacinda W.
    Jacinda WesolowskiDecember 11, 2012
    Amazing Cuban sandwich & devil crab!!! :-)
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 9, 2015
    Get the devil crab & a Cuban sandwich
  • Will C.
    Will CJuly 27, 2013
    Absolute best devil crabs in Tampa
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TownsendApril 13, 2012
    Cant tell u what to get because everything is good.
  • Nikita G.
    Nikita GSeptember 9, 2014
    This place is the worst, most overpriced, unprofessional place ever. The owner is extremely unprofessional. There is too much competition in town...you shouldn't bother and go elsewhere.
  • John B.
    John BastoneJuly 3, 2010
    Arguably the best Deviled Crab in Tampa, and that is saying something.
  • David H.
    David HenningFebruary 27, 2015
    Best deal on breakfast anywhere.
  • Maria J.
    Everything
  • Storm M.
    Storm MccroanApril 29, 2014
    Best Cuban sandwich I've ever had!!
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