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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-376-7020
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fine Cuban breakfast here. Nice menu to pick from. I did the ham eggs, potatoes, Cuban toast and Cuban coffee. All were good and reasonably priced. Service was fast and friendly. Would definitely return.

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a road trip and popped in around 1:30, based on a billboard. About half full, so it was quick to grab a seat and get a beverage. I had the picadillo (ground beef) with yellow rice and black beans (solo trip). Tasty meal, good portions, and good price. Service was fair, utilizing an electronic ordering system. Wish I had... More 

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Western MA
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171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow to be seated. Then 15 minutes till waitress took our order. Then order lost in "new computer system". Was 1 hr till we got our food... which was delicious.

Thank RSG-foodie
Boca Raton, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter who goes to UF suggested we eat here. The place was packed which is a good sign. I was surprised how good the food was. I had the Cuban pot roast which was delicious & the chicken soup was a 10. The only thing they need is a little more help because the place is so packed with... More 

Thank Hal D
Gainesville, FL
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335 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Sunday at 1pm, I knew trouble was ahead after we waited 20 minutes and our simple eggs for breakfast weren't out. Waitress came by, said she'd check. 15 minutes later, nothing. Waitress was soft spoken and had minimal English skills; didn't seem to know what to do. Wife went up to counter to check. They said order must've been lost.... More 

Thank JFGainesville
Gainesville FL
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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!

Thank DRA1947
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 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!

Thank Rafael M
Gainesville, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 

Thank GatorGuy69
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 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 

Thank Chris W
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?