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Flacos

200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Ranked #121 of 462 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
Gainesville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
136 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 reviews 21 reviews
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
239 helpful votes 239 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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Additional Information about Flacos

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

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