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114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
+1 352-376-7020
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great South American/ Cuban food in Gainesville. Their empanadas are perfect and their sandwiches are always good.

Thank Erik O
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Cuban food in Gainesville. I had then cater lunch at work for 20 people. It was great. Everyone wants them back again. In house I have always had fresh rice and beans, not stuck together. I love the roast pork with plantains. that is my test for Cuban every time. They got it right!. And pastries and flan, go... More 

Thank jimmccauley123
East Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this restaurant as we drove through Gainesville on our way to GA. It surely was a pleasant surprise. It's a fast-food concept but your orders were served to your table. They have a wide variety of food choices. Too bad, we came on a Friday where we couldn't eat meat but lucky enough that they offered vegetarian... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Ocala, Florida
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there at 12:00 on a Monday and it was very busy. My wife and I tried the Cuban sandwich and we were a little disappointed. Not bad but not great. My mother in law had a different sandwich and it was very good. The Cuban coffee and expresso were excellent . We will be back and try a... More 

Thank Russell B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit - hope to be backl next time we're in town visiting my nephew. Food was great as was the wait staff - especially Jenny! The flan was transformative!

Thank Kate S H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way out of Florida. The restaurant was clean and the server was friendly. My little one had a grilled cheese on Cuban bread. I had the palomilla with white rice and black beans. The flavor was good and the meal was gluten free. My husband had the pork with white rice and black beans and he... More 

Thank Natalie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband n I saw the sign for this Cafe off Interstate 75 several times. We stop in and what a great find. Our waitress Rada was friendly n very informative about the Cuban Food. I ordered the Round Roast stuffed with sausage, side of steam yucca root. My Husband ordered the Cuban sandwich. We both had Flan, Cheese n... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resturant is clean, friendly staff and good food. Chicken and rice is a really good amount. The plantains are very tastey but I think my favorite id the pork sandwich with the garlicy sauce that is on the table.Then finish off with some flan . YUM.

Thank Nurturinghearts
Okemos, Michigan
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mi Apa has a smiling staff, lively customers, and great Latin food! A wide menu variety that needs to be tried and eaten with prices that are within reach for anyone. They have a bakery area...try the guava and cheese pastry! Vamos a Mi ApA when in Gainesville!!

Thank Nomadic_Thoughts
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,153 reviews
1,147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Enjoyed a fine Cuban breakfast here. Nice menu to pick from. I did the ham eggs, potatoes, Cuban toast and Cuban coffee. All were good and reasonably priced. Service was fast and friendly. Would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-7020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?