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Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban
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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Monday
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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, Takeout

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  • 19
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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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
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Late night, need a burrito, only have 5 bucks. The front has good food but the back taco/burrito bar is the highlight. Get the pork because it's Cuban and I've personally seen the Cuban grandmother in the back cooking food durning the day. Also: when they ask you what sauce you want on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
RAndrewCarver
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Norfolk, Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Late night, need a burrito, only have 5 bucks. The front has good food but the back taco/burrito bar is the highlight. Get the pork because it's Cuban and I've personally seen the Cuban grandmother in the back cooking food durning the day. Also: when they ask you what sauce you want on your taco/burrito , the answer is mango-habanero

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If it's the middle of the night and you want some decent Mexican food at a cheap price, this is the place to go.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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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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 to 10
Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban

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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 to 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?