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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
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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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank heavenbound_777
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank rangeragainstwar6
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Leslie C
Gainesville, Florida
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Rasasthali
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 .

Thank agk386
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The food from Mi APA is so addictive, tastes great and the prices are very affordable. The seasoning on the food is on point and leaves you wanting more. Atmosphere is great for dining for friends and families alike. They have never failed me and oh did I mention the prices are PERFECT!!!!

Thank Funmi I
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

So first time having Latin food. We were greeted by a group of servers as soon as we walked in. Very friendly. We sat down and ordered a beef empanada for the 3 of us. Delicious. We would have ordered more but our sandwiches were next. I had the Cuban...great bread and nice flavor. My husband had a side of... More 

Thank parmalat
Ledyard, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great place - friendly and accommodating staff, excellent food, very reasonable prices. Sandwiches etc, menu reflects diverse Latin origins and doesn't fail to please. Loved it!

Thank Joel L
Valdosta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Hubby and I went there for lunch. The place was packed, so service was a bit slow as they only had three servers to handle the entire restaurant, including the register and call in orders. I had a Cuban sandwich and hubby had the shredded beef. They both had good flavor and the portions were generous. The only issue I... More 

Thank Debbie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, 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 Street, Gainesville, FL
  • 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?