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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
352-376-7020
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Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
In the mood for food with a little Latin flair?

Simply awesome, simply Latin food. This is a restaurant where you order at the counter and then they bring the food out when it is ready. They have a drive through if you are feeling lazy or in a hurry. The food is the best Latin in the area and the prices are reasonable. The portions are so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been there over a dozen times and sometimes it is just amazing, and other times either the food will be old and dry or there will be too much bone in it.

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Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I am happy to live near Mi Apa and go often for the kind of coffee and food I always had growing up in south Florida. I have always had great service and the place is very clean, The media noche and Cuban's are great, I like the breakfasts which are served all day on Saturday and Sunday. I would... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Simply awesome, simply Latin food. This is a restaurant where you order at the counter and then they bring the food out when it is ready. They have a drive through if you are feeling lazy or in a hurry. The food is the best Latin in the area and the prices are reasonable. The portions are so ample, I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was okay for a restaurant located over 300 miles from Miami. The service was good but the food was not the greatest. Maybe because our group of 5 ate around 7:30 PM on a Friday. The fried yuca and the beef and vegetable stew were delicious, everything else was so so|. The roasted pork sandwich although tasty with... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are looking for fancy, this place is not it. But if you want a plate of rice and beans and tasty carne, pollo or cerdo and a wonderful cup of Cuban coffee, make your way over to Mi Apa. There are a million places to eat In Gainesville and I always end up here because everything just tastes... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Latino restaurant in Gainesville, FL has a great selection of favorite foods from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other countries. The pastries, both sweet and savory are absolutely wonderful, with flaky crusts. Wonderful empanadas, generously filled. Delicious tropical fruit juices, traditional "comfort food" entrees and great desserts. Bright, cheery ambiance, excellent service and reasonable prices make this one not to... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've not been to Cuba and I've been just once to Miami, so I cannot vouch for authenticity, but we come back again and again since our kids love this place and it is always high on their requests when we have a family dinner. Sometimes even weekly. The food is flavorful and plentiful, the atmosphere casual, the prices very... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Mi Apa is a middle-of-the-road Cuban sandwich place, handy to the West side of the UF campus. The service is very friendly but a bit uneven. The sandwiches were too greasy for me, but maybe that is what they like in Havana. Bit servings.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you are looking for latinamerican food this is the place, is not a fancy restaurant be ready for plastic cutlery and paper plates but is a real good taste of latino food, service is very good; nice and fast and prices are very reasonable my wife and I highly recommend this place

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Let me be clear: the food is always great, that is a hit every single time. I've been eating here for at least nine years. Every visit is a gamble (for the service). Years ago it was completely fantastic, but now, I can't say the same. Sometimes you get a great server who will bring you drinks, keep them full,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-376-7020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Latin, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 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?