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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
+1 352-371-2000
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to order what i usually order from this restaurant 2 to 3 times a week. However, Daniel said "we are not serving ni**ers today. I have the right to refuse you service."

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Thank Steve J
Ridgefield, CT
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Our party sampled arepas, burritos, rice and beans and salads. All were excellent quality, taste and well priced. Simple place with bench seating and cool artwork on the walls. Don't be put off by the outside as it doesn't look like much, but well worth the stop in.

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Thank Patrick99
Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Flaco's is an excellent little Cuban bakery/eatery. The pastelito de queso is as good as you'll find anywhere. The Cuban Gator sandwich is a unique experience. Growing up in Miami, I've enjoyed dozens if not hundreds of Cuban sandwiches. Never in my life have I seen a Cuban sandwich sub out the ham for ropa vieja. Sounds ridiculous and almost... More 

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Thank Jeffrey G
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Wow, best Cuban sandwich I've had. Cute place. Great value. I added the spicy mayo to my sandwich and loved it. Authentic Cuban pork cooking and preparation. They make the bread and all sauces on site. I look forward to returning.

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Thank HappyEaterLugano
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Quick, cheap, surprisingly good, hole in the wall, street food with friendly service. Limited menu. They don't fry anything there. Everything has to be baked heated or is in heated containers. Well suited for the university crowd. If you are looking for more of a sit down restaurant with more "ambiance" and a more varied menu, you might look elsewhere... More 

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Thank joanna t
Chicago
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Who could resist a Cuban place called Flacos Tacos? Also a Cuban bakery and restaurant. This is a very casual - rustic - place in downtown G'Ville's student nightlife area. We ordered the Cuban - which was advertised as the best in the area. I am not an expert on Cubans, but this was disappointing with shaved rather than sliced... More 

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Thank Bettywhitebeach
Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

I mostly get a colada here, and maybe an empanada, but it is good, like down in Miami. If you are used to places like this in South Florida, you will appreciate this place. I heard the Cuban sandwiches are good, and the late night Tacos are popular with the tipsy student crowd. It get crowded and takes a while... More 

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Thank edneufl
Archer, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Delicious cuban cuisine, reasonably priced and has two locations in Gainesville. The bowls are great with a choice of meat, rice, beans and fried plantains. Always a favorite. Don't forget a guava pastry for dessert!

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Thank Leah W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I got the Cuban which consisted of turkey, shredded pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and your choice of lettuce. The food was hot and fresh. The bread was awesome! The staff are super friendly. Parking is located behind the building. I would definitely recommend this place to people who want to try some great Cuban food.

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Thank Florid1990
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Late night, need a burrito, only have 5 bucks. The front has good food but the back taco/burrito bar is the highlight. Get the pork because it's Cuban and I've personally seen the Cuban grandmother in the back cooking food durning the day. Also: when they ask you what sauce you want on your taco/burrito , the answer is mango-habanero

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-2000

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