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Papi Cuban & Caribbean Grill

#116 of 3,438 Restaurants in Atlanta
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216 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
404-607-1525
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch before the Show

My wife and I had lunch here before a show at the FOX. Just had sandwiches, but they were great. Beans and rice as a side was really good. Food was fresh and tasty. Nice large portions. Good service. I would return

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BigDaddy3859
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Rockford, Michigan
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Rockford, Michigan
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch here before a show at the FOX. Just had sandwiches, but they were great. Beans and rice as a side was really good. Food was fresh and tasty. Nice large portions. Good service. I would return

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Thank BigDaddy3859
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm Cuban, well I was born here but of Cuban decent and I know and love good Cuban food. In Atlanta, Papi's is a great place to go for just that. They have Empanadas (Meat TurnOvers), Croquetas (just try them) Pastelitos (pasteries), all sorts of Cuban Sandwiches, Shakes (mamey y trigo), Papa Rellenas (Stuffed Potatoes) and so much more. Good... More 

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Thank Rudy G
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband , daughter and myself went to have lunch here on my husband birthday. We enjoyed everything about this restaurant from the waitress to the food. I couldn't pronounce some of the things on the menu but my daughter who is in college getting her Master Degree was formula with Cuban foods she was able to tell us what... More 

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Thank paat117
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little spot has really great Cuban food! Fresh, well prepared and presented, I go out of my way to eat here. Small spot and sometimes have to wait for a seat but its worth the wait! I love their Pollo Vaca Frita. Also an interesting little appetizer is the Papa Rellena which is a potato puff filled with bit... More 

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Thank Millicent S
Westport, Connecticut
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But not at the airport, which was the location I tried tonight. (Trip Advisor hasn't found them there yet.) They do not belong at the airport with the sense of time (very. slow.) and the service provided to me. The food was pretty good, though, which is why one lousy experience won't turn me completely off of them. It looks... More 

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Thank dgphotog
Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I think Papi's is a good or better than any Cuban food I have had in Miami or South Florida. The Ropa Vieja and Picadilla are my favorites.

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Thank Barry H
Saint Louis Missouri
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here at 8pm on a Saturday night road trip from Florida to St Louis. Although the place was very busy, we got a seat immediately. There is also an outside patio that is enclosed in the winter it appeared. This place is decorated in nice warm dark colored wood bar and tables and chairs. Gave it a Cuban... More 

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Thank kobudo42
Kennesaw, Georgia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We went to the restaurant assuming that it would be open until 4pm (as advertised) and at 2:45pm the cook and a waitress yelled at us that the place was closed and no service was available for us. Too bad, great food but things like this ruin a place.

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Thank LSanchez304
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We simply up and left after being received by the cook and waiter literally screaming that they were about to close. They had stated they'd be open 'till 4, they put a sign hand written in paper towel that they'll close at 3, and it was 2:45. We had resolved to just order something quick, just to try the place;... More 

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Thank Naomi B
Covington, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the Shrimp taco. Also tried that green sauce which was spicy, but good flavor. I was referred by my co worker because she is a frequent customer. I'm glad I tried.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: 404-607-1525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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?