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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
352-376-7020
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Ranked #53 of 476 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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 restaurant reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our son has had the pleasure of eating many times. He ordered for us: roast pork sandwiches with sweet plantains & Cuban Sandwiches with banana chips. The fresh pork sandwich was amazing! Loved the fresh mojo sauce! The Cuban sandwiches tasted great. Only the banana chips needed some improvements.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Latin food with out proper seasoning. Food is bland and overpriced. Coming from Miami I am spoiled with good Hispanic food. I know Hispanic food. This is very bad hispanic food. Avoid this restaurant.

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Gainesville, Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Agree with the other reviews, low key, fun place. The food is excellent and the staff helpful. The pork is great and our group tried a number of sides, all good. Try and experiment with something totally new that you have not tried before, this is the place to step out of your comfort zone.

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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a very casual restaurant that serves very good food. You won't go wrong with anything you order but... save room for the $1.50 flan for desert - a real bargain.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been going here for about two years now and it is by far the go to place for a good, fast meal. Breakfast or lunch, it doesn't matter, the food is amazing. The cafe con leche is my Mom's favorite, but I tried the cortadito the other day and I am hooked for life now. The sandwiches, any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We wanted a roast pork sandwich and a cuban and what a fabulous place to stop. Looks like fast food yet everything we ate was beyond a mama's kitchen. Red beans taste great, the roast pork sandwich Excellent, the Cuban superb, the fried plantains sweet like sugar. A wonderful place to eat, enjoy, and not fussy just darn GOOD.

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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 - 10
Cuisine: Latin

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