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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Super good food!

I love the food here, so delicious and it is pretty cheap for the amount of food! Staff is friendly and they speak Spanish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
bria_w1994
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Pensacola, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Daytona Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want Great Latin food at good price you must go here. We didn't know much about Latin food so the staff was very helpful , I had the Cuban Pot roast with the rice and plantains, for dessert we had the cheese and guava pastries and the fried churros , with drinks it came out to less than... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ropa Vieja is my all time favorite food that my mother in law made for me. In Miami, the local Cuban food is close but never quite the same. Unfortunately Mi Apa was not in the same category as any of them. Meat was tough and the flavor was missing. The Puerto Rican Style Fried Green Plantain (Tostones) were not... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There are not very many places that you can get a meal for $10 (~12 with a drink), and get as much GOOD food. Along with that good food and low price, you get amazing service (with a smile). I highly recommend Mi Apá Latin Cafe! My favorite is the Palomilla Steak with a salad (and lots of Mojo) and... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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376 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Decided to try it as it was a short drive from my hotel while in town for the evening....Well to say it's not Tampa or Miami cuban food with flavors and taste is where I'd start...Huge fan of Cuban food, this however just missed the mark as it was fairly bland. Other negative was they have styrofoam plates and plastic... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Miami is super tasty and quite the bargain and the cuban coffee is outstanding! Standard latin fare, tasty and inexpensive overall!

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Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love the food here, so delicious and it is pretty cheap for the amount of food! Staff is friendly and they speak Spanish.

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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

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews
7 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?