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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
+1 352-376-7020
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this site every week for their pastries and iced coffee. I consider myself pretty experienced with coffee and their iced coffee is out-of-this-world good. It's literally addictive. Their food is excellent, well-priced, and fast!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here after the UF open practice to get some delicious Cuban coffee and a quick snack. We have eaten here several times in the past and have never been disappointed. Coffee here is great, hence are impromptu stop.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tseman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I noticed they messed up 2 out of 5 orders that I made. Second, this is the only in Gville that expects tip for takeout/drive thru service. Third, since I lived close, I tested most of on their menu and found nothing interesting. Food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mahmoud P
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The service is great here but the food was just ok. I mean if you're really hungry and need a quick bite to eat then it is a good place to eat. I've had tastier cuban cuisine though which is why I was a bit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Warrior44
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Orlando for a change of tastes. Quick order Latin food where everything was tasty. Our family of 5 found something everyone liked. No complaints and we’ll be back. Friendly service. Decent amount of seating. Table service and family...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rather_Nomadic
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Got 4 croquetes and was highly dissapointed. Tasted old and not much like ham. Growing up in Miami and being Cuban has made it very hard for me to find any food items at Mi Apa I am truly satisfied with. Won't go back any...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank maidero155
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch at Mi Apa Latin Cafe in Gainesville, FL. Today it was Boliche Mechado - “Eye-round roast stuffed with Spanish sausages and simmered in a tomato and wine cooking sauce.” My two sides were House Salad and Sweet Plaintains. The atmosphere is bustling...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Randolph D
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I always get the lechón asado, with arroz morro and yuca frita. One of my favourite parts is pouring pink sauce all over my food, it’s just so good! The service here is always so nice and attentive. Only downside is that if you go...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mxriainc
Reviewed 24 July 2018

4 adults and two small children ate an early dinner there on 7/22/18. friendly and good service. Food tasty and hot. decent portions for the price. I will return here the next time I am in Gainesville.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank avlfoodie2017
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We visit Mi Apa every time we come to Gainesville. The food is great and the service is good, too. The portions are always enough to have leftovers. We had dinner and then came back the next day for breakfast!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tmc1958
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monika c
10 June 2017|
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Response from oscari995 | Reviewed this property |
It is meat and on the side, the rice and beans. Cubans make a hole in the center of the rice and pour the beans inside the hole.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2851
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-376-7020
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