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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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Spanish, Latin
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114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Got to get my Latin food when I go to Gainesville

This place isn't fancy but the food is good and the price is right. We took home empanadas and the beef were better than the chicken. The sauces compliment the food well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place isn't fancy but the food is good and the price is right. We took home empanadas and the beef were better than the chicken. The sauces compliment the food well.

Thank Lkburkes
Tampa, Florida
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197 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good customer service and good breakfast sandwich. I had my Cuban breakfast sandwich with a sunny side up egg and ham. I also had a passion fruit juice which was really good. Nice and sweet. My total was $7 after tax (before tip).

Thank Mailoha
Ocala, Florida
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is always great (with the exception of one or two dishes, but this is based on my taste). At times there is a slip up and something like the Miami sandwich is served cold (when supposedly it's been pressed). The service here is severely lacking and has declined a lot over the years. I hope it picks... More 

Thank guate6
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do really recommend this place,very good customer service. Mrs. Elaine It is a very professional waitress,we felt that we were at home.Excellent food.

Thank Jorge B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Food is decent, but this restaurant is horrible because they only use styrofoam in their restaurant (for dine in too)! They really need to get with the modern day and clean up their act. If you have any concern for the environment and sustainability, then don't dine here. I would consider going back if they started using regular washable dishes.

Thank shivers10
Gainesville, Florida
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Tried it for the first time and had the roast chicken which was good with a side of the salad which was shredded iceberg lettuce. They need better salad and more green vegetables to go with the nice chicken. Very noisy at lunch and no paper towels in the dispenser in the ladies room. For a dollar or two more... More 

Thank KBM212
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants, and they have consistently had some of the best lechon adaso for the price of anywhere I've been in the US and abroad. I started coming here about 7 years ago when I was a student at UF and I've periodically been back throughout the years since, whenever I'm in the area, the... More 

1 Thank Mel I
Edina, Minnesota
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Even though they don't make the best arepas ( always under done) they sure know how to make Ropa Vieja ( shredded beef). The staff is friendly and professional and the space is always bright and clean. If you are not familiar with Latin food, give it try, this is a great place for a start.

1 Thank Mona P
Palm Bay, Florida
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I have been eating at Mia Apa Latin Café for years; in fact, every time that I come to Gainesville for business I try to eat there at least once. I have tried most of the main entrees and they are all good (and very reasonably priced). The Cuban and Roast Port sandwiches and very good and huge. I like... More 

Thank Rhino2525
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The parking is packed the drive thru is slammed full and the cafe was rockin. Mi Apa has found away to make delicious Latin cuisine as a great price with out cutting taste. Our family of five ate for just under $50 including churros for desert. If you are hungry for some Latin fair come hungry. This place is a... More 

1 Thank Ottoandjenny

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-376-7020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?