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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
+1 352-371-2000
Tue 12:00 - 02:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Late night, need a burrito, only have 5 bucks. The front has good food but the back taco/burrito bar is the highlight. Get the pork because it's Cuban and I've personally seen the Cuban grandmother in the back cooking food durning the day. Also: when they ask you what sauce you want on your taco/burrito , the answer is mango-habanero

1 Thank RAndrewCarver
Gainesville, Florida
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

If it's the middle of the night and you want some decent Mexican food at a cheap price, this is the place to go.

Thank FairReviewer11
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

I have been twice and tried the Cuban and the spicy chicken sandwich. Neither was anything special. Not bad, but very average.

1 Thank Gabrielle F
Waltham, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Great place to hit late at night. Awesome empanadas, sandwiches and food with Cuban flare. Also the night we went they had some entertainment which added to the ambiance. Good place to hang with friends!

1 Thank James F
Ocala, Florida
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I've come here a lot and have gotten different items off the menu. Both their locations are good (though downtown is a lot more spacious). My absolute favorite item to get here every time is the medianoche (midnight) sandwich. It's so tasty and it'll make you happy.

1 Thank guate6
Gainesville, Florida
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This place is very reminiscent of a little hole in the wall with great eats. The atmosphere is not high end but who cares? The food is really GREAT and you can plop down with strangers and talk about the great food. Lots of camaraderie and students here so set your expectations and get a great meal!

Thank krislier10
Buford, Georgia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The service was good and the employees friendly but the food was lacking a bit. We had the Cuban sandwich and it was pretty dry, had a side of rice/beans and it wasn't very flavorful, lacking in taste. I expected a lot more. The place is small and looks like it needs some work, although this is a college town... More 

Thank Cindyatl
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Love love love the cuban, the coffee, and the guava pastries. The bowls are good too. Must have when I go to Gainesville.

Thank Rockinsambam
Orlando, Florida
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280 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Came here after a late night. We both got the Cuban sandwiches. They were decent and hit the right spot after a long night out. Probably just a late night spot. Not sure if I would go again other than that.

Thank zacopeland18
Gainesville, Florida
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590 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Lentils and Rice, Guava and Cream Cheese pastries, Sandwiches, Plantains, Empanadas. Flaco's has it all, including Flaco's Tacos. Open late, delicious. One of my favorite local restaurants. Try the Media Noche or the Jill's. Interesting spins on a cuban-style sandwich.

Thank BadLlama17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-371-2000

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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?