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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-376-7020
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Gainesville FL
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten often at Mi Apa with friends and family. This restaurant has never disappointed me. Basic, authenic Latin American cuisine, served promptly and at ultra-reasonable prices. Their catering menu and srevice is terrific as well. I highly recommend!

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Thank DRA1947
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was on point. Service was fast and friendly. I had the medianoche and a passionfruit smoothie. Prices were reasonable and judging from the crowd I am not alone in knowing I picked a great spot for lunch. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Rafael M
Gainesville, Florida
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mi Apa Latin Cafe is a wonderful place to visit. The staff are friendly, the food is fantastic, and the prices are extremely reasonable. I have been dining here since they opened and have never had a bad experience. My favorite dish is the breaded chicken breast with black beans and rice and plantains, but many of their other dishes... More 

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Thank GatorGuy69
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality and tastiness of the food was definitely good; dining room service by the wait staff was excellent. Prices were reasonable and restaurant was clean enough. One person in our party ordered a Cuban sandwich and was disappointed in the consistency and taste of the bread that was used. There were no other complaints. We ordered several desserts including the... More 

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Thank Chris W
Gainesville, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our lab favorite, hands down. We order enough for 12 people and always have leftovers to feed our starving grad students at least one more lunch. The food is always hot and very good. Maduros, black beans, chicken and rice, and pulled beef for 12 runs about $150. We order by 10:30 and it's ready by noon with... More 

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Thank flplantdr
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Cuban Food. Kid friendly. Lots of selection for meals and desserts. Also has a convenient drive thru.

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Thank Zebra H
Central Florida, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic, delicious food, good service. Friendly atmosphere, outside dining. Parking is limited. Recommend.

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Thank twordww
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We had a late lunch around 2pm and the place was packed. We quickly understood why because of the service and food.

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Thank yucatech0
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a casual restaurant. It is reasonable and oftentimes very crowded. Parking in front is limited and you may have to park around the corner. The food is authentic Cuban and is very good. My daughter had the Ropa Vieja. I had the grilled chicken and black bean soup. It feels like you are eating at Abuela's house. My... More 

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Thank Sheila E
Plano, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I researched this place before heading to Gainesville. Sounded good on paper, and it was good in person. I don't eat Cuban food often so it was a nice getaway from American fare. The food was plentiful, fresh and tasty. We ordered the Ropa Vieja which is like shredded beef roast and Picadillo ground beef. The Picadillo has a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-7020

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