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200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
+1 352-371-2000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (3 reviews)
“arepas” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
200 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5210
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Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

One night a friend and I were studying a block away from Flaco's. You could smell the most amazing smells, so distracting we had to get a Ropa Vieja before we could continue studying. It may not be fancy, but the food is great.

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I wanted to order what i usually order from this restaurant 2 to 3 times a week. However, Daniel said "we are not serving ni**ers today. I have the right to refuse you service."

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The food was excellent. Our party sampled arepas, burritos, rice and beans and salads. All were excellent quality, taste and well priced. Simple place with bench seating and cool artwork on the walls. Don't be put off by the outside as it doesn't look like...More

Thank Patrick99
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Flaco's is an excellent little Cuban bakery/eatery. The pastelito de queso is as good as you'll find anywhere. The Cuban Gator sandwich is a unique experience. Growing up in Miami, I've enjoyed dozens if not hundreds of Cuban sandwiches. Never in my life have I...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, best Cuban sandwich I've had. Cute place. Great value. I added the spicy mayo to my sandwich and loved it. Authentic Cuban pork cooking and preparation. They make the bread and all sauces on site. I look forward to returning.

Thank HappyEaterLugano
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Quick, cheap, surprisingly good, hole in the wall, street food with friendly service. Limited menu. They don't fry anything there. Everything has to be baked heated or is in heated containers. Well suited for the university crowd. If you are looking for more of a...More

Thank joanna t
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Who could resist a Cuban place called Flacos Tacos? Also a Cuban bakery and restaurant. This is a very casual - rustic - place in downtown G'Ville's student nightlife area. We ordered the Cuban - which was advertised as the best in the area. I...More

Thank Bettywhitebeach
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I mostly get a colada here, and maybe an empanada, but it is good, like down in Miami. If you are used to places like this in South Florida, you will appreciate this place. I heard the Cuban sandwiches are good, and the late night...More

Thank edneufl
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Delicious cuban cuisine, reasonably priced and has two locations in Gainesville. The bowls are great with a choice of meat, rice, beans and fried plantains. Always a favorite. Don't forget a guava pastry for dessert!

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I got the Cuban which consisted of turkey, shredded pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and your choice of lettuce. The food was hot and fresh. The bread was awesome! The staff are super friendly. Parking is located behind the building. I would definitely recommend this place...More

Thank Florid1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
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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