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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to grab some very good Latin grub quickly and for a reasonable price. Big fan of the ropa vieja and the pressed sandwiches.

Thank Steph G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow...we ate here on the recommendation of the folks where we parked our car for a football game...and it was delicious. We tried several dishes, and found each one to be excellent...Great prices and large portions...the desserts were just enough ... though we were very full by the time we devoured them. the service was attentive, friendly and thorough.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here many times starting over 10 years ago. I've yet to be disappointed. Great food and great prices.

1 Thank Megan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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!

1 Thank Liamkat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 

1 Thank Matthew S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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!

1 Thank Abigail M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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.

1 Thank William P
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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.

1 Thank heavenbound_777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

1 Thank rangeragainstwar6
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank TheMoras

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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, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 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?