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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 am - 2:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Late Night Spot!

Great place to hit late at night. Awesome empanadas, sandwiches and food with Cuban flare. Also the night we went they had some entertainment which added to the ambiance. Good place to hang with friends!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
James F
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been twice and tried the Cuban and the spicy chicken sandwich. Neither was anything special. Not bad, but very average.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great place to hit late at night. Awesome empanadas, sandwiches and food with Cuban flare. Also the night we went they had some entertainment which added to the ambiance. Good place to hang with friends!

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Ocala, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've come here a lot and have gotten different items off the menu. Both their locations are good (though downtown is a lot more spacious). My absolute favorite item to get here every time is the medianoche (midnight) sandwich. It's so tasty and it'll make you happy.

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is very reminiscent of a little hole in the wall with great eats. The atmosphere is not high end but who cares? The food is really GREAT and you can plop down with strangers and talk about the great food. Lots of camaraderie and students here so set your expectations and get a great meal!

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Buford, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The service was good and the employees friendly but the food was lacking a bit. We had the Cuban sandwich and it was pretty dry, had a side of rice/beans and it wasn't very flavorful, lacking in taste. I expected a lot more. The place is small and looks like it needs some work, although this is a college town... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Recommended by our B&B. Worst Cuban in 55 years of eating them. Not toasted & pressed long enough, very little ham, some pork hash (of sorts) that did not cover bread and minimal cheese. For over $8.00 not a good deal. Not a Miami or Tampa-class sandwich.

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love love love the cuban, the coffee, and the guava pastries. The bowls are good too. Must have when I go to Gainesville.

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Orlando, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Came here after a late night. We both got the Cuban sandwiches. They were decent and hit the right spot after a long night out. Probably just a late night spot. Not sure if I would go again other than that.

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Gainesville, Florida
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272 reviews 272 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lentils and Rice, Guava and Cream Cheese pastries, Sandwiches, Plantains, Empanadas. Flaco's has it all, including Flaco's Tacos. Open late, delicious. One of my favorite local restaurants. Try the Media Noche or the Jill's. Interesting spins on a cuban-style sandwich.

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Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great downtown lunch spot. The gator cuban (traditional cuban but with a mix of shredded pork and beef) is worth a try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 371-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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