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Flacos

200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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Ranked #74 of 455 restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Cuban
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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DeLand, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Gainesville, 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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60 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I absolutely LOVE Flacos. If you're looking for an authentic Cuban sandwich, this is where you need to come! There is an older Cuban lady who prepares all of the delicious food herself. I typically get a Medianoche but everything I've had has been delicious!!!

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