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Flacos

200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Ranked #133 of 463 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Cuban
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Buford, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Gainesville, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

That's the only thing this place has going for it besides its cheap and filling. The sandwiches are just ok but they all seem to have something missing or something added that doesn't belong. Haven't tried the pastries because the empanadas are so bad. To its credit, they do have good coffee, they just aren't open early enough to get... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Downtown hub for the best Cuban sandwiches, pastries, and beer. This place is a small 5 picnic booth eatery that is full of the college crowd. The lechon with mojo sandwich was perfect on Cuban bread. The sweet plantains were quite good. Great spot for a quick meal.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I love going to Flaco's anytime i'm in Gainesville. My most recent experience was just as amazing as ever. It was late, past 1 am and Flaco's was slammed! The order took a while to make since it was a bare bones crew of one cashier, one cook and one backup/prepper but boy was it worth the wait. My Cafe... More

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