Best Cuban Food & Coffee North of Miami

Visit us at both locations: Gainesville & Alachua

Our Story

At Mi Apá Latin Café, our goal is to serve up traditional Cuban food using nothing but the freshest, tastiest ingredients. We’re bringing back authentic, old world Cuban recipes and making them affordable for our customers. Mi Apá customers get the best of both worlds: our dishes are fast and affordable, but they’re also authentic, delicious and made from scratch. When you visit our café, your taste-buds (and your wallet) will never be disappointed.

Interested in catering?

Check out our catering menu below or contact us for more info.

Testimonials

  • See what our customers are saying! 


    See what our customers are saying! 


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  • My new favorite place to get Cuban coffee. Menu has a variety of good food!


     

    My new favorite place to get Cuban coffee. Menu has a variety of good food!


     

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Rochelle P.
  • This place keeps me sane and reminds me what good Latin home-cooking tastes like.


     

    This place keeps me sane and reminds me what good Latin home-cooking tastes like.


     

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Andre A.

  • I order from here on a regular basis. Food is consistently excellent. Ropa is stewed for hours, sauce is rich, goes well over rice with either red or black beans. Very economical and the staff is friendly. Meals come out quick. Smoothies are delicious and inexpensive.

     



    I order from here on a regular basis. Food is consistently excellent. Ropa is stewed for hours, sauce is rich, goes well over rice with either red or black beans. Very economical and the staff is friendly. Meals come out quick. Smoothies are delicious and inexpensive.

     


    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Preston T.
  • Delicious food, reasonable prices, good service, very clean and nice atmosphere. I would recommend this place to everyone!


     

    Delicious food, reasonable prices, good service, very clean and nice atmosphere. I would recommend this place to everyone!


     

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Gloria F.
  • "Price was right for a road trip we enjoyed all of the Fried Plaintain's, yellow rice and savory meat. It was what I would expect for cuban fair."

    "Price was right for a road trip we enjoyed all of the Fried Plaintain's, yellow rice and savory meat. It was what I would expect for cuban fair."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Bobby A.
  • "Food was great, especially the postres and cubano cafe. We will be going back, highly recommended."

    "Food was great, especially the postres and cubano cafe. We will be going back, highly recommended."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    David S.
  • "Awesome plantains, coffee, vaca frita, service, prices, hours, location, people, etc."

    "Awesome plantains, coffee, vaca frita, service, prices, hours, location, people, etc."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Anthony S.
  • "Excellent food and service, the cuban sandwich its the best, dont leave with out asking for the flan, I never eat a dessert like that in my life."

    "Excellent food and service, the cuban sandwich its the best, dont leave with out asking for the flan, I never eat a dessert like that in my life."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Alfredo R.
  • "Great find! authentic Cuban flavor; diverse menu; warm hospitable service. Will return often!"

    "Great find! authentic Cuban flavor; diverse menu; warm hospitable service. Will return often!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Hilda G.
  • "OH my husband just love it here. He is from PR and it was great for him to find a place that makes his kind of food."

    "OH my husband just love it here. He is from PR and it was great for him to find a place that makes his kind of food."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Erica N.
  • "Really good coffee with milk. Tasty food. Nice staff. Good location. Try to come back here."

    "Really good coffee with milk. Tasty food. Nice staff. Good location. Try to come back here."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Ona M.
  • "Good, inexpensive Cuban food. Great place for food any time of day. I'm very fond of the carne con papas and the empanadas."

    "Good, inexpensive Cuban food. Great place for food any time of day. I'm very fond of the carne con papas and the empanadas."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Ben S.
  • "Best Cuban food in town. I love the cuban coffee and the flan is amazing. The wait staff is always very friendly and helpful."

    "Best Cuban food in town. I love the cuban coffee and the flan is amazing. The wait staff is always very friendly and helpful."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Nick S.
  • "Been going there for years. Gets better every time. Clean fast and friendly. Vacation frita is the best. The only thing they do not have is a sampler plater. Being Cuban I know what I like but lots of people don't and it would be great to create a sampler so that you would be aware of all the great food available there."

    "Been going there for years. Gets better every time. Clean fast and friendly. Vacation frita is the best. The only thing they do not have is a sampler plater. Being Cuban I know what I like but lots of people don't and it would be great to create a sampler so that you would be aware of all the great food available there."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Nick S.
  • "Been going there for years. Gets better every time. Clean fast and friendly. Vacation frita is the best. The only thing they do not have is a sampler plater. Being Cuban I know what I like but lots of people don't and it would be great to create a sampler so that you would be aware of all the great food available there"

    "Been going there for years. Gets better every time. Clean fast and friendly. Vacation frita is the best. The only thing they do not have is a sampler plater. Being Cuban I know what I like but lots of people don't and it would be great to create a sampler so that you would be aware of all the great food available there"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Sam G.
  • "Huge fan of their Cuban coffee! The server that helped us was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, seeing as I have zero knowledge of Cuban cuisine. Highly recommended!"

    "Huge fan of their Cuban coffee! The server that helped us was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, seeing as I have zero knowledge of Cuban cuisine. Highly recommended!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Rochelle P.
  • "They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner! And all the food is amazing. Their prices are really affordable, which is awesome for college students. Their meals come with a lot of food and I usually have leftovers. I usually get the egg breakfast and cafe con leche and the chicken and rice with yucca and mojo and sweet plantains. They can get busy and they have a drive thru which is convenient!"

    "They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner! And all the food is amazing. Their prices are really affordable, which is awesome for college students. Their meals come with a lot of food and I usually have leftovers. I usually get the egg breakfast and cafe con leche and the chicken and rice with yucca and mojo and sweet plantains. They can get busy and they have a drive thru which is convenient!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Paulina F.
  • "Awesome Cuban food in Gainesville! Yes, you read that right. Get the Picadillo, shredded beef, or the roast pork (or anything else they make!). Tasty, moist meat. Delicious sides: boiled yucca with mojo sauce, morros, fried plantains. Wish they served alcohol, but maybe they'll add mojitos in the future. Excellent prices ($7 to $8 bucks a plate) and HUGE portions. You will be glad you went there!"

    "Awesome Cuban food in Gainesville! Yes, you read that right. Get the Picadillo, shredded beef, or the roast pork (or anything else they make!). Tasty, moist meat. Delicious sides: boiled yucca with mojo sauce, morros, fried plantains. Wish they served alcohol, but maybe they'll add mojitos in the future. Excellent prices ($7 to $8 bucks a plate) and HUGE portions. You will be glad you went there!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Scott M.
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville! Every time I come home to visit, I have it stop by. My favorite things on the menu are the beef empanadas, plantain chips, & tres leches. Their espresso is among the best as well. Amazing non-expensive food and amazing service - what more could you ask for!?"

    "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville! Every time I come home to visit, I have it stop by. My favorite things on the menu are the beef empanadas, plantain chips, & tres leches. Their espresso is among the best as well. Amazing non-expensive food and amazing service - what more could you ask for!?"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Ali N.
  • "First time here I was kinda overwhelmed! So many employees everywhere. However the quAlity of food and serves was incredible. I don't know how y'all manage your labor but the quality and services was perfect, thank you guys."

    "First time here I was kinda overwhelmed! So many employees everywhere. However the quAlity of food and serves was incredible. I don't know how y'all manage your labor but the quality and services was perfect, thank you guys."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Billy R.

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Hours

Monday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Saturday7:00AM - 10:00PM
Sunday7:00AM - 10:00PM