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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
(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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HappyEaterLugano
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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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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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 FairReviewer11
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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199 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout
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 32601-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (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?