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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
352-376-7020
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been twice in 2 weeks, chicken and rice is absolutely delicious. Black beans, soups, everything! Huge portions, great prices. Excellent, authentic, Cuban food. Loved it!

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Thank Liamkat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only people who usually rate Mi Apa poorly are people who are like "I'm from Miami and Mi Apa isn't like places in Miami." But since this is Gainesville, and not Miami, this is the best of its kind here. In fact, the testimonial on Mi Apa's homepage has a customer that says "Best Cuban food available outside of... More 

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Thank Matthew S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I came here for the first time together and we really enjoyed it. We would recommend getting a dinner platter, much more bang for your buck!

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Thank Abigail M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, "classic" styled little café/restaurant. It serves various Latin and Spanish dishes. The food is simple but good and the portions generous, especially for the price asked.

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Thank William P
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, hopping place. Service was average Spanish diner style. Foods was ok, definitely not great. Had to sit outside in the heat, vs waiting on a table (we were driving through and didn't want to waste time). There are better places to eat in this area...my opinion.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Everything was good. We had ropa viejo and cheese pasteles. Good Cuban coffee. Nice to find in Gainesville.

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Thank rangeragainstwar6
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant. If you want to enjoy delicious Cuban Food then you have to visit Mi Apa. Prices are affordable and food quality is excellent.

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Thank TheMoras
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews of Gainesville ' s different ethnic restaurants we chose Mi Apa and we're very happy with our choice. Very reasonable prices for genuine Latin food which was happily described by our waiter. I tried his favorite vegetable fried yucca and mango shake. Only drawback was the plastic knive for my Cuban steak and I was too full... More 

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Thank Leslie C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My family loves this place. We almost always order vegetarian del gato arepa and plantains or vegetarian plate, rice with eggs etc.. Everything is great! I refuse to go to other places for a cup of coffee because Mi apa simply has the best coffee at the best price. Desserts are also great although we stay away from desserts most... More 

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Thank Rasasthali
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This restaurant has the best black beans and rice in the United States. We have traveled to many Cities and no one can compare to Mi Apa .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Colombian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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 St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 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?