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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
352-376-7020
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Ranked #61 of 462 restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Latin
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My hubby and I stopped after a movie and he had the empanada and stuffed potatoes. He said they were good. I had the pamillo steak and out was with great flavor a bit tough though. The churros were good but not like what I am accustomed to. They were very fresh and served hot out of the fryer with... More

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Gainesville, FL
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They weren't kidding about being the #1 Cuban sandwich in Gainesville. Pretty good Cuban bread and sandwich I have had in a long while. Theri empanadas an cuban coffee remain delightful. The restaurant has been nicely upgraded from how it was six years ago, but still remains a simple and casual place to enjoy good cuban food with good company.... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fast service! Great Cuban bread and Cuban sandwiches! Good breakfast sandwiches! Almost all their meals are good. It's a staple of mine for lunch and on occasion dinner. You'll be happy you checked it out.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Mi Apa is definitely not the best food around. It is very cafeteria style and the servers are so busy that service is a bit inconsistent. The food comes out fast, but once that happens, it's a toss up if you will have a server that checks in. And, the restaurant, don't know if it is because of the strip... More

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Longwood, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

They serve up the best Cuban food in Gainesville - everything is good. The lechón was delicious as was the carne asada. I wanted to try a batido de mango, but I was too full. I ordered a cortadito to round out my meal, and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent as well - if your interested in... More

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Morganton, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went to visit daughter for Mother's Day and I hadn't had a good Cuban Sandwich in over 10 yrs. Daughter is new to the area so we just Googled restaurants in the area and came up with this one close to the house. Sorry to say we were all very disappointed. Daughter had Veggie sandwich, son-in-law had Miami Sandwich and... More

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Gainesville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Place has got authentic food but somedays its right on somedays it just off.Thats the problem when owners aren't watching everything and or are present.Wish it was consistent and the to go orders are never as good as eating it there

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BONITA SPRINGS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband wanted to get on the road after bringing our son back to UF. I wanted a Mother's Day Brunch. My son took us to Mi Apa, which was very good (order the sausage and you get a really nicely sliced chorizo). When I went to UF, there was no such thing as good Cuban food - - Mi... More

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Inglis, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I really loved sitting outside and having espresso. The espresso was perfect, the wait staff was kind and the food tasted good. I had the chicken and rice with black beans and plantains and my daughter had the chicken soup. I was too full for any desert though I wanted to try a churro or flan, maybe next time!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We eat here at least once when we are in Gainesville. The food is good and the cafe con leche is delicious. Some of the girls that work there don't speak enough english to understand that my husband wanted 1/2 shot of expresso in his cafe con leche and both times, they bring him an extra shot. We will be... More

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