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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Ranked #101 of 475 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $2 - $10
Hours:
Tue 12:00 am - 2:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Bakery, Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Miami, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Gainesville, Florida
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208 reviews 208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Open late, great options. Offers both regular and sweet bread with equal opportunity carne and veggie options. Going through some recent menu changes, but they'll still make what you ask for, even if it's not listed. Extended the late night taco option into the day now. Always on point, always delicious. I've been coming here for over 5 years now,... More 

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Additional Information about Flacos

Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: (352) 371-2000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Bakery, Cuban

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