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Mi Apa Latin Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Available all day Saturday & Sunday. eggs served any style.
Egg Plus / Huevos “Plus”
Two eggs any style w/ choice of ham, bacon or sausage plus breakfast potatoes & cuban toast
Perico / Perico
Two eggs scrambled w/ diced onions, tomatoes & green peppers w/ cuban toast
Stuffed Arepa / Arepa Rellena
Arepa stuffed w/ scrambled eggs, ham & swiss cheese
Beef & Eggs / Carne Y Huevos
Two eggs any style & shredded beef (ropa vieja) w/ cuban toast
Egg Sandwich / Sandwich De Huevo
Two scrambled eggs w/ ham & cheese on cuban bread
Bistec a Caballo / Bistec a Caballo
Beef steak topped two fried eggs & cuban toast
Cuban Bread Roll / Rolllo De Pan Cubano
with one fried egg any style w/ your choice of ham, bacon or sausage, American cheese & shoe-string fries.
Arroz a La Cubana / Arroz a La Cubana
Two fried eggs on white rice & sweet plantains
Cuban Toast / Tostada Cubana
Coffee w/ Milk (Small) / Café Con Leche (Chico)
Half milk & half coffee
Coffee w/ Milk (Large) / Cafe Con Leche (Grande)
Cortadito / Cortadito
Half milk & half cuban coffee
Cuban Expresso / Café Cubano
Hot Chocolate (Small) / Chocolate Caliente (Chico)
Milk w/ chocolate
Hot Chocolate (Large) / Hot Chocolate (Grande)
Orange Juice / Jugo De Naranja
Turnovers / Empanadas, Beef or Chicken
Stuffed Potato / Papa Rellena
Ham Croquettes / Croquetas De Jamón
Chicken Soup / Sopa De Pollo
Black Bean Soup / Sopa De Frijoles Negros
Beef & Vegetable Stew / Cuban Ajiaco
Meals come w/ your choice of two sides
Two sides
Palomilla Steak / Bistec De Palomilla
Thin cut beef steak topped w/ raw minced onions & parsley
Two sides
Breaded Steak / Palomilla Empanizada
Breaded thin cut beef steak
Two sides
Shredded Beef / Ropa Vieja
Shredded beef cooked in cuban sauce w/ onions, tomatoes & sweet peppers
Two sides
Grilled Beef / Vaca Frita
Grilled beef seasoned w/ mojo & onions
Two sides
Beef Stew w/ Potatoes / Carne Con Papas
Beef chunks simmered in a seasoned sauce w/ potatoes
Two sides
Ground Beef / Picadillo
Seasoned ground beef, simmered w/ onions, green peppers, tomatoes, garlic, olives, raisins, diced potatoes & spices
Two sides
Fried Pork Chunks / Masitas De Puerco Fritas
Deep-fried‎ marinated pork chunks
Two sides
Roasted Pork / Lechón Asado
Pork chunks marinated in cuban sauce
Two sides
Cuban Pot Roast / Boliche
Eye-round‎ roast stuffed w/ chorizo sausage & simmered in a tomato & cooking wine sauce
Cuban Sandwich / Sandwich Cubano
Ham, roasted pork, swiss cheese & pickles on hot pressed cuban bread. Topped w/ plantain chips
Elena Ruz Sandwich / Sandwich Elena Ruz
Turkey, cream cheese & strawberry marmalade on hot pressed cuban bread
Midnight Sandwich / Sandwich Medianoche
Ham, roast pork, swiss cheese & pickles on hot pressed sweet bread
Chicken Sandwich / Sandwich De Pollo
Grilled‎ chicken breast, cooked onions, lettuce & tomatoes on hot pressed cuban bread
Roasted Pork Sandwich / Pan Con Lechón
Shredded pork marinated in cuban style sauce w/ cooked onions on hot pressed cuban bread
Shredded Beef Sandwich / Sandwich De Ropa Vieja
Shredded beef cooked cuban style w/ onions, tomatoes & sweet peppers on hot pressed cuban bread
Miami Sandwich / Sandwich Miami
Turkey, ham, bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce & tomatoes w/ mayo on hot pressed cuban bread
Croquette Sandwich / Sandwich De Croqueta
Two croquettes, ham, roast pork, swiss cheese & pickles on hot pressed cuban bread
Steak Sandwich / Pan Con Bistec
Palomilla steak, ham, tomatoes, cooked onions & shoe-string fries on hot pressed cuban bread
hot pressed corn meal Colombian or Venezuelan style
Del Gato No. 1 of the Cat
Guayanes cheese, fried sweet plantains & avocado slices
Shredded beef, black beans, fried sweet plantains & aged cheese
Shredded beef w/ cheddar cheese
Guayanes‎ cheese (solid but creamy white cheese)
Mozzarella, mushrooms, tomatoes & green peppers
Paisa cheese, ham, grilled chicken breast, grilled onions & pineapple
Black beans & aged cheese
Roasted pork, diced tomatoes & mango sauce
Grilled chicken breast w/ caramelized onions & cheddar cheese
Papa Papa
Papa (Large) / Papa (Grande)
Black Beans / Frijoles Negros
Kidney Beans / Frijoles Colorados
Chicken Soup / Sopa De Pollo
House Salad / Ensalada Mixta
Moro Rice / Moros
Yellow Rice / Arroz Amarillo
French Fries / Papitas Fritas
White Rice / Arroz Blanco
Natural Fruit Juices / Jugos De Frutas Naturales
Guava, mango, passion fruit, watermelon, lulo, pineapple, papaya, blackberry, tamarind, soursop & mamey
Fruit Shakes / Batidos De Frutas
Guava, mango, passion fruit, watermelon, banana, blackberry, lulo, pineapple, papaya, tamarind, soursop & mamey
Guava, mango, passion fruit, watermelon, banana, lulo, pineapple, papaya, tamarind, soursop & mamey
Sugarcane Juice / Guarapo, 16 Oz.
Milk Leche, 16 Oz.
Fountain Drinks / Bebidas De Máquina
Coke, coke zero, diet coke, sprite, lemonade & fanta orange
Malts & Bottled Drinks / Maltas Y Bebidas De Botella
Malta‎ hatuey, malta india & pony malta
Bottled Water / Botella De Agua
Canned Drinks / Bebidas en Lata
Coco rico, colombiana, frescolita, guaraná, inca kola, ironbeer, jupiña, kola champagne, materva & watermelon soda
Gold Peak Iced Tea / Té Helado Gold Peak
Sweetened & unsweetened black tea, sweetened green tea & raspberry tea
Baby Chicken Strips / Tiras Del Pollo Para Bebé
With rice & black beans or french fries
Baby Cuban Sandwich
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Sandwich de jamón y queso.
Baby Elena Ruz Sandwich
Three Milks / Tres Leches
Bread Pudding / Pudin De Pan
Rice Pudding / Arroz Con Leche
Churros (5 Small) / Churros (5 Chicos)
Deep-fried dough sprinkled w/ sugar
Top off any of these w/ your favorite topping (chocolate, guava con queso or dulce de leche)
Churros (8 Large)Churros (8 Grandes)
Deep-fried dough sprinkled w/ sugar
Top off any of these w/ your favorite topping (chocolate, guava con queso or dulce de leche)
Cuban Pastriespastelitos Cubanos
Guava, cheese, guava & cheese or meat
Guava, cheese & coconut
US$5 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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All reviews flan cuban sandwich ropa vieja arepas black beans sweet plantains vaca frita carne ham rice mango cafe con leche great cuban food drive thru fast service love this place roast
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This coffee shop is very good. We tried the arepas and the fresh juices with no sugar! The arepas with scrambled eggs were delicious. The best juice was the mango. Worth trying this place, everything looks good and service was very good too.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank nabeab
Reviewed 11 February 2019

My wife and I have only had Cuban food at Bongos in Disney Springs, so we heard about this restaurant. It dose not have a lot of atmosphere, but what it dose have is friendly helpful people,and excelent food. you have a choice of eating...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Adventurer306987
Reviewed 4 January 2019

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 17 December 2018 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 16 December 2018

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
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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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