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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2000
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 am - 2:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
LIttle Cuban Place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
edneufl
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Florida
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Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank RAndrewCarver
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If it's the middle of the night and you want some decent Mexican food at a cheap price, this is the place to go.

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Thank Brett I
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I have been twice and tried the Cuban and the spicy chicken sandwich. Neither was anything special. Not bad, but very average.

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1 Thank Gabrielle F
Waltham, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great place to hit late at night. Awesome empanadas, sandwiches and food with Cuban flare. Also the night we went they had some entertainment which added to the ambiance. Good place to hang with friends!

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1 Thank James F
Ocala, Florida
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've come here a lot and have gotten different items off the menu. Both their locations are good (though downtown is a lot more spacious). My absolute favorite item to get here every time is the medianoche (midnight) sandwich. It's so tasty and it'll make you happy.

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1 Thank guate6
Gainesville, Florida
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is very reminiscent of a little hole in the wall with great eats. The atmosphere is not high end but who cares? The food is really GREAT and you can plop down with strangers and talk about the great food. Lots of camaraderie and students here so set your expectations and get a great meal!

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Thank krislier10
Buford, Georgia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The service was good and the employees friendly but the food was lacking a bit. We had the Cuban sandwich and it was pretty dry, had a side of rice/beans and it wasn't very flavorful, lacking in taste. I expected a lot more. The place is small and looks like it needs some work, although this is a college town... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 371-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 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

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