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Gaspar's Grotto

Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Arcade$$$$
Historic Ybor, Tampa
  • Jim L.
    "Great cuban sandwiches very reasonable prices."(5 Tips)
    Gina T.
    "Fantastic brunch! The cruize brunch is a great value, includes a bottle of..."(2 Tips)
    Cameron G.
    "$2 shot and beer"(2 Tips)
    Brooke B.
    "Come out to the patio and entertain the Barbie!"(9 Tips)
109 Tips and reviews
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • outdoor seating
  • buffet
  • brunch food
  • beer
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    The best place to be in Ybor!!! Love all the bartenders!!! Tip them well!!! And def come out to Sunday brunch! Best deal EVER!!!!
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BermannSeptember 26, 2011
    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.comMarch 10, 2012
    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
    SLOPPY SUNDAYS now every Sunday! Great drink specials, free sloppy joes, and DJ Knox killin' it! Doesn't get any sloppier than this!!
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonApril 1, 2015
    Pbr and fireball shots always on special, plus the indoor\outdoor options offer a change of scenery.
  • 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
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GaryNovember 26, 2011
    Newly renovated Sandbar @ Gaspars Grotto. Tropical themed patio with beerpong, cornhole, and house parties Friday and Saturday nights! BRING. YO. FACE.
  • 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.
  • Ali W.
    Ali WisherAugust 23, 2011
    one of the cheapest bars around. Love the bartenders. Try Bosco's breakfast shot.
  • Kerin C.
    Kerin ClarkinMarch 6, 2012
    Best Fri & Sat Happy Hour Hands Down,, plus Best Looking Bartender on the Planet, :)
  • Danya
    DanyaJanuary 12, 2013
    Awesome place and super dog friendly. They even serve doggie plates.
  • 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!!
  • Katrina Eireen M.
    Ronnie the bartender is awesome. See Jessie for a hookah. Make sure to tip them well
  • Grant S.
    Grant SternAugust 5, 2012
    Best sweet plantains I've ever had! #foodiechats
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChamberlinMarch 24, 2014
    They have meals for your dog. Only $2 per 1/2 pound! Our dog loved it!
  • Tatiana W.
    Tatiana WhitedOctober 28, 2011
    Always pet friendly, but best day to bring them is 1st Sat of the month.
  • Karl K.
    Karl KlotzJune 29, 2014
    Great atmosphere. Cuban sandwich was awesome. Stop in for a drink
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloJanuary 14, 2012
    A cool bar + a wonderful restaurant + one of the best Sunday Brunch & mimosa buffets ever!
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GarySeptember 23, 2011
    $2 shot and beer special all day, everyday until midnight, $8 beerpong and pirates. Aarrrr :-)
  • 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
  • Danny W.
    Danny W.January 19, 2013
    Ask for some of Eddie's homemade hot sauce. Tasty goodness.
  • anne l.
    anne leslinApril 17, 2012
    Best Cuban and they can make a mean medium rare burger :)
  • Princess R.
    Princess RoannaNovember 4, 2012
    Super satisfying for Sunday morning! And open before the other brunches in Tampa.
  • Travis F.
    Travis FleuryApril 15, 2011
    I'm not in love with cubans or sandwiches, but I'm in love with theit cuban sandwich.
  • Holly M.
    Holly MeadowsJanuary 4, 2013
    Skip the'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.
  • Denise G.
    Denise GrenoFebruary 29, 2012
    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!
  • 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.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RienbeckJune 11, 2011
    Can't believe how good the Cuban food is here. It's the real deal. Order whatever is on special for the day
  • Alissa B.
    Their draft beer machine is down for the next week so only bottled available. Doh!
  • Victoria T.
    Victoria TeneyckApril 3, 2013
    Food was amazing. I highly recommend the white sangria.
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenDecember 28, 2014
    Booze cruize brunch! Bloody Mary bar and unlimited mimosas!
  • Shannonagins J.
    Shannonagins J.May 4, 2013
    Outside bar is nice!! John Paul is A Wonderful Bar Tender!!!!
  • Kari A.
    Kari AmadorOctober 20, 2010
    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
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YelichApril 14, 2012
    Sunday "Booze & Brunch" buffet is delicious and fun!
  • Patti G.
    Patti GeigerMarch 21, 2013
    Cool pirate bar...$2 shot & a beer.
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.April 25, 2012
    Gotta try the flan!! Best ever!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurrowMay 26, 2011
    Flank steak is awesome. The clam Alfredo is also great.
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenDecember 1, 2014
    Two separate patios with outdoor music
  • Mia K.
    Mia KoutsoiliasAugust 30, 2011
    Try the Sugar Cane Skrimp Skewer Salad!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HarhagerMarch 18, 2012
    Order the seafood b-fast buffet and mamosa b/m bar!
  • Diana H.
    Diana HechavarriaJune 7, 2014
    Pork tostones are amazing!
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