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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
352-376-7020
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Good food, bad attention

Fast good flavor restaurant, fair price, I love the disposable dish and silver ware (I hope they recycle) good portions, BUT... the service is not that good, they are always complaining between them, and please spend some $$$ and give them new uniforms. All the time I have to ask for the table to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
LFD69
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fast good flavor restaurant, fair price, I love the disposable dish and silver ware (I hope they recycle) good portions, BUT... the service is not that good, they are always complaining between them, and please spend some $$$ and give them new uniforms. All the time I have to ask for the table to be clean... come on girls!!! show... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a family friendly latin restaurant. Food is well priced and quality is high. Service was very good and they move quickly. It was packed with people eating in ad patrons picking orders to go. Will certainly return if on the area. Recommended.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fast service, clean, and great food! Reasonably priced and lots of choices on the menu.try the guava pastries, delicious!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been going to this location for years. Love the food, and my favorite dish is the Ropa Vieja with white rice in French fries. I typically call the order in ahead of time and take it home since the service can get slow with so many guests. Food is usually ready in 10 minutes or less. I reccomend... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Spotted this place on our way to a golf tournament at UF. REALLY enjoyed the Cuban coffee. My breakfast was "good" (scrambled eggs) however my wife ordered eggs over easy and bacon / the bacon was tremendously overlooked and looked like it had been deep fried. Her eggs were beyond greasy/oily. Would go back if in the area but not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Oh my. The chicken and rice is so delicious here. I've only ever ordered to go but so authentic. Enough food for 2.

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Gainesville, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Additional Information about Mi Apa Latin Cafe

Address: 114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 352-376-7020
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
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
Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban

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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 to 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, 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?