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Papi's Cuban and Caribbean Grill

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911 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(770) 237-8889
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My first Cuban dining experience. It was great!

This was my first time dining at Papi's, and my first time having Cuban food. It was a really enjoyable experience. The staff were friendly and courteous, and my server did a good job of explaining the food to me. I had a sampler plate of appetizers, which gave me some different flavor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
prch
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New Hampshire
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Hampshire
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was my first time dining at Papi's, and my first time having Cuban food. It was a really enjoyable experience. The staff were friendly and courteous, and my server did a good job of explaining the food to me. I had a sampler plate of appetizers, which gave me some different flavor experiences. The empanada on that plate was... More 

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Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The environment was great but the service was awful. Every time we ask for service the waiter had an attitude. Like it at first but will not recommended.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have been in Cuba a lot, and this place is an American escape to Cuba in one place. Food taste really good and has the flavor or a topical Cuban food. Service is a little bit slow, but they seems to be always busy. The menu offers several authentic and traditional Cuban dishes. Is not too pricy. The staff... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love the authentic Cuban food it is so delicious . I like going for lunch and having business meetings outside on the deck .... Drinks are good as well.... Seating inside is kind of tight . Service friendly .... Check it out!!!!!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have eaten at the place several times but the last few times they have drop our food on the way out of the kitchen and told us that they do not have anymore of the Ropa vieja and that we would have to choose something else form the menu. We have been with a large group and they have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I enjoyed my visit to Papi's. It was very festive and the food was delicious! I was there for a first date, not ideal for that situation; but, I would definitely return for a girl's night out. Our waiter was very nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was definitely the star of the show. I see many others enjoyed the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is real authentic Latin American cuisine. I felt like home, like grandma was in the kitchen. I am from Panama and went with a friend from Honduras, and we were both craving for authentic Cuban or any Latin/Caribbean meal... I will HIGHLY recommend this place for someone wanting a taste of home ( if you are Hispanic) and if... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The mojito's are very good. The ropa is crazy tasty as well as the palomillia. The atmosphere is bland, but it was not very busy that afternoon. The staff was very friendly. Would recommend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Since my husband is Cuban and I'm a good cook ... I learned to make a number of traditional Cuban dishes. The Lawrenceville Papi's is as close to home cooked Cuban meal as you're going to get in the Atlanta metro area. We've been to other Cuban restaurants in Atlanta and they aren't nearly as good (this is as of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First of all the food is amazing!! Vaca frita to die for like OMG!! Teresa, the owner is a wonderful owner she knows how to run a business! Katharine, the GM, makes it not so pleasant I've over heard her a few times being mean to the employees it just makes me, the customer, extremely uncomfortable and awkward! I like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Lawrenceville
  • Phone Number: (770) 237-8889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?