Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
We inform. You decide.
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

A fantastic late-night Cuban meal


On the corner of W University Avenue and SW 2nd Street you’ll find an unassuming restaurant called Flaco’s Cuban Bakery & Coffee. This little restaurant could easily be overlooked, but I highly recommend giving it a try.

Flaco’s offers authentic Cuban food, pastries and coffee. The atmosphere is laid-back and the prices are reasonable. Flaco’s isn’t exactly cheap, but in my opinion the quality of the food is worth the price (my sandwich and coffee cost $8.55).

I went to Flaco’s for lunch and ordered the Spot Sausage, a pressed sausage, onion and cheese sandwich on Cuban bread. I had to add a little mustard because I felt the sandwich was missing something, but after I did it was a lot better. All the flavors complemented each other well, and the Cuban bread was really fresh and delicious.

I also ordered a Café con leche with sugar. Coffee from restaurants tends to be hit or miss for me, but this was definitely a hit. It was just a really great cup of coffee.

My friend ordered the Media Noche, a pork, ham, mayo, mustard, pickles and Swiss cheese sandwich on sweet bread. I tried a bite and would say it was even better than my sandwich. There was a greater variety of flavor with the tangy mustard and pickles, the seasoned meats and the sweet bread.

Next time I definitely want to try a Quava & Cheese pastry. They looked amazing, but I was too full.

Flaco’s is open until 2:30 a.m., convenient for their downtown location because a lot of drunk, hungry people look for food late at night. There is also a second location in midtown next to Designer Greens.

Support your local paper
Donate Today
The Independent Florida Alligator has been independent of the university since 1971, your donation today could help #SaveStudentNewsrooms. Please consider giving today.

Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Independent Florida Alligator and Campus Communications, Inc.