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Gaspar's Grotto

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Arcade$$$$
Historic Ybor, Tampa
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  • Jim L.
    "Great cuban sandwiches very reasonable prices."(6 Tips)
    Cameron G.
    "$2 shot and beer"(2 Tips)
    Gina T.
    "Fantastic brunch! The cruize brunch is a great value, includes a bottle of..."(2 Tips)
    Eric W.
    "All you can drink from 8 to 11. $20"(3 Tips)
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  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 29, 2015
    Pulled pork tacos are tasty. Homemade pumpkin spice hot sauce was a surprise hit. Would order beans and rice without weird cheese sauce, but otherwise pleased with the food.
  • William G.
    William GeeJune 26, 2013
    Fun atmosphere - all kinds of pirate/nautical kitsch. Large bar with two aquariums. Nice outdoor seating, too. Good prices. The Cuban pork is delicious.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BrubakerNovember 1, 2010
    Mmmmm, Sunday Brunch. You get a bloody mary or screwdriver, bottomless mimosas, a whole bunch of breakfast buffet options, and one of the menu entrees as well. Yummers! Be sure to try the butter beans
  • melyssa h.
    melyssa holbrookJuly 30, 2012
    Sunday brunch.... Awesome. The live music.... Superb. The crab legs were extremely yummy... All 5 plates of them! This place is a must!
  • Warren T.
    Warren TauschDecember 26, 2015
    Enjoyed some great wings here today. My favorite bartender in all of Tampa was working today. Cute girl named Nicole. When at the Grotto be sure to see Nicole.
  • Gina T.
    Gina TOctober 13, 2013
    Fantastic brunch! The cruize brunch is a great value, includes a bottle of sparkling and 4oz of vodka plus raw bar.
  • Mary D.
    Mary DrabMay 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best place to be in Ybor!!! Love all the bartenders!!! Tip them well!!! And def come out to Sunday brunch! Best deal EVER!!!!
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GaryNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Newly renovated Sandbar @ Gaspars Grotto. Tropical themed patio with beerpong, cornhole, and house parties Friday and Saturday nights! BRING. YO. FACE.
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonApril 1, 2015
    Pbr and fireball shots always on special, plus the indoor\outdoor options offer a change of scenery.
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BermannSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I must say this place is amazing. Great people,great food,great drinks,and a pet friendly environment? You could not ask for more.
  • 813area.com
    813area.comMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your dog, they are allowed in the bar and on the patio! They also have food on the menu for dogs.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GaryApril 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    SLOPPY SUNDAYS now every Sunday! Great drink specials, free sloppy joes, and DJ Knox killin' it! Doesn't get any sloppier than this!!
  • Gaspars G.
    Gaspars GrottoFebruary 24, 2011
    The FISH is always awesome! Whatever it is. Ask what's cooking.Snapper is best. They know how to cook fish! Read more
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KeeneJune 10, 2011
    Specials, specials, specials. Also, check FourSquare and Yelp as there may be free dessert specials! Read more
  • tori
    toriMay 25, 2013
    Service sucks. Yuca is tasty but the banana guava ketchup is missing the bananas&guava. Had to ask for utensils for our salad. Why do I need to go to the bar to get h2o? Because our server was M.I.A.
  • Danya
    DanyaJanuary 12, 2013
    Awesome place and super dog friendly. They even serve doggie plates.
  • Grant S.
    Grant SternAugust 5, 2012
    Best sweet plantains I've ever had! #foodiechats
  • Kerin C.
    Kerin ClarkinJanuary 8, 2014
    They Now Have the First ever $10,000 Treasure Hunt Giveaway Starting feb 8th and Lasting All Year!! you have to go check this out!!
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VillatoroApril 21, 2013
    The food here is amazing! The costumer service is horrible! Been here 3 times and it's always the same!
  • Katrina Eireen M.
    Katrina Eireen McGuireMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ronnie the bartender is awesome. See Jessie for a hookah. Make sure to tip them well
  • Kerin C.
    Kerin ClarkinMarch 6, 2012
    Best Fri & Sat Happy Hour Hands Down,, plus Best Looking Bartender on the Planet, :)
  • Ali W.
    Ali WisherAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    one of the cheapest bars around. Love the bartenders. Try Bosco's breakfast shot.
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A cool bar + a wonderful restaurant + one of the best Sunday Brunch & mimosa buffets ever!
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChamberlinMarch 24, 2014
    They have meals for your dog. Only $2 per 1/2 pound! Our dog loved it!
  • Danny W.
    Danny W.January 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for some of Eddie's homemade hot sauce. Tasty goodness.
  • Karl K.
    Karl KlotzJune 29, 2014
    Great atmosphere. Cuban sandwich was awesome. Stop in for a drink
  • Erik N.
    Erik NicholsonApril 23, 2012
    Fun place, but dirty bathrooms! Employees should not drink while working and bartenders need to work faster and be more attentive. Don't eat while you work!
  • Princess R.
    Princess RoannaNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Super satisfying for Sunday morning! And open before the other brunches in Tampa.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GarySeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    $2 shot and beer special all day, everyday until midnight, $8 beerpong and pirates. Aarrrr :-)
  • anne l.
    anne leslinApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Cuban and they can make a mean medium rare burger :)
  • Tatiana W.
    Tatiana WhitedOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always pet friendly, but best day to bring them is 1st Sat of the month.
  • Nathalie G.
    Nathalie GuerrierSeptember 30, 2013
    The food wasn't the best...but the waiter told me about some really great drink specials!!! Will return
  • Holly M.
    Holly MeadowsJanuary 4, 2013
    Skip the calamari...it's over cooked. Skip the jerk chicken sandwich...I'm not even sure what that was. Stick to the cuban sandwich if you have to go here. The waitstaff have room for improvement.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LineFebruary 8, 2013
    The food was great but it was not worth the hour we had to wait for it. We also found a dip cup in our drink.
  • Victoria T.
    Victoria TeneyckApril 3, 2013
    Food was amazing. I highly recommend the white sangria.
  • Denise G.
    Denise GrenoFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Gaspar's Grotto Congratulates Bosco ~ The best bartender in Tampa for winning the Tuaca Bartending Contest this week! He's on his way to the state competition March 12th!
  • Alissa B.
    Their draft beer machine is down for the next week so only bottled available. Doh!
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Booze cruize brunch! Bloody Mary bar and unlimited mimosas!
  • Shannonagins J.
    Shannonagins J.May 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Outside bar is nice!! John Paul is A Wonderful Bar Tender!!!!
  • Travis F.
    Travis FleuryApril 15, 2011
    I'm not in love with cubans or sandwiches, but I'm in love with theit cuban sandwich.
  • Patti G.
    Patti GeigerMarch 21, 2013
    Cool pirate bar...$2 shot & a beer.
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YelichApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday "Booze & Brunch" buffet is delicious and fun!
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.April 25, 2012
    Gotta try the flan!! Best ever!
  • Diana H.
    Diana HechavarriaJune 7, 2014
    Pork tostones are amazing!
  • Scott R.
    Scott RienbeckJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't believe how good the Cuban food is here. It's the real deal. Order whatever is on special for the day
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Two separate patios with outdoor music
  • Mark H.
    Mark HarhagerMarch 18, 2012
    Order the seafood b-fast buffet and mamosa b/m bar!
  • Elissa P.
    Elissa PetruzzielloSeptember 1, 2013
    Try the rum runner mahi mahi. Yum!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurrowMay 26, 2011
    Flank steak is awesome. The clam Alfredo is also great.
  • Mia K.
    Mia KoutsoiliasAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Sugar Cane Skrimp Skewer Salad!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilsonNovember 28, 2016
    Rum and coffee
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 29, 2015
    You can bring your dog.
  • Marty K.
    Marty KlattFebruary 23, 2014
    Cubans are great....so are the sandwiches. Ha
  • Anthony O.
    Anthony OlsonAugust 10, 2013
    Gotta try the salmon salad!
  • Lee K.
    Lee KeyesOctober 24, 2016
    Fantastic Cuban sandwich and black bean soup.
  • Brian
    BrianFebruary 7, 2015
    Luv the pirate vibe this place has!!
  • Shannonagins J.
    Shannonagins J.February 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gabbana loves the dog food!!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarksAugust 29, 2014
    Definitely try the goat cheese!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 29, 2015
    Check in here to get a seat on the patio...
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna CSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 PBR and shot of whiskey every day til midnight!
  • Vanessa
    VanessaFebruary 15, 2014
    Awesome food (conch fritters...)! 😊
  • Marc L.
    Marc LavettMarch 11, 2012
    Great brunch. Great value.
  • Kari A.
    Kari AmadorOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You must rustle the beard of Bosco, nibble the ear or Caitlin, Fondle the boobs of Adrienne, Make out with Eric, Headbutt Kourtney, Foot fondle Stephanie,and AB grope Nick
  • Janel M.
    Janel MonterrosaOctober 15, 2011
    Bloody marys are AMAZING. Hangover kickers!
  • Whitney C.
    Whitney CarlsonJune 30, 2013
    Try the malibu barbie drink! Perfect!
  • Ali W.
    Ali WisherAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I seem to always find exotic animals here...like huge snakes!
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BurnsAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come out to the patio and entertain the Barbie!
  • SuperC
    SuperCMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    All u can eat crab legs, shrimp and pop n sniff! $20 Sunday Funday!
  • Kat S.
    Kat SerafinJanuary 14, 2012
    Consistently the grossest bathrooms anywhere, day or nighr, busy or not.
  • Kelli O.
    Kelli OliverApril 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fondle adrian's boobs, do NOT give Kelli an Alabama hotpocket, and tell Bosco he's amazing then touch his hair!
  • Zac N.
    Zac NFebruary 2, 2016
    Great place for live music
  • Frank P.
    Frank PernicanoJuly 14, 2016
    not a bad venue. Food is pretty good for a bar.
  • Karrel B.
    They have a special but I was blacked out on the Internet while there. Not fair
  • ryan t.
    ryan tattrieOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Caitlin is the best beer n shot $2 how can u go wrong
  • Jody
    JodyJuly 21, 2012
    The Devil Crab is AMAZING!!!
  • Angus W.
    Angus WoodburyMarch 9, 2014
    Cuban sandwich..'nough said
  • Eric W.
    Eric WestNovember 3, 2013
    All you can drink from 8 to 11. $20
  • Jimmy F.
    Jimmy FulpJune 2, 2012
    They gave us black mint leafs in the mojitos...classy
  • Sunshine G.
    Sunshine GibbonsMarch 8, 2013
    Best Cuban in town!
  • Serg M.
    Serg MesaOctober 19, 2014
    Havin a hell of a good time
  • Tamer S.
    Tamer SamyMarch 31, 2015
    Best cuban in Tampa
  • Jim L.
    Jim LynchAugust 20, 2010
    Great cuban sandwiches very reasonable prices.
  • Cristina C.
    Cristina COctober 17, 2011
    Great cuban rough bread tho
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan MooreJanuary 6, 2014
    Keep it breezy, drink easy
  • Chris B.
    Chris BergJanuary 6, 2016
    Get the Sunday brunch!
  • Ila D.
    Ila DeschMarch 17, 2013
    $5 all u can drink Green Beer!!!!!!
  • Justin P.
    Justin PowellDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask Reagan for a tira me up or a Lando Calrizzy shot!!!
  • Doug S.
    Doug SandruMarch 22, 2015
    Beer and shot. 2$
  • Maureen H.
    Maureen HoganAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Shot of cheap whiskey and 6 oz of cheap beer $2.00
  • Ran "Yodo Aw-som" @.
    Grab a Cuban, Shot and a Beer and make sure you get Cassandra to help you out.
  • Kristy H.
    Kristy HammonOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't forget to give Jaiden an Alabama Hot Pocket and Kelly an Alakan pipeline.
  • Denise G.
    Denise GrenoMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best food in Ybor!!!!
  • SuperC
    SuperCMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come out to patio bar with Caitlyn!
  • Anson A.
    Anson AlexanderJune 5, 2012
    Festive place to visit around Gasparilla time!
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonJuly 19, 2015
    One dollar pbr!
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BelcherJanuary 12, 2013
    $2 shot and beer...do it!!!!!!!!
  • Kari A.
    Kari AmadorNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This Crew is my family! <3 them!
  • Jerome T.
    Jerome ThomasJuly 12, 2016
    Margarita Pizza
  • Nanette C.
    Nanette CollinsMarch 11, 2012
    Great brunch
  • Cherie T.
    Cherie TMay 2, 2013
    TERRIBLE food and service. Don't eat here. Burger, mahi mahi, and "fresh" vegetables were inedible.
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