La Placita

4.1
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
The brainchild of TV star Julian Gil and chef and restaurateur Jose Mendin, La Placita Miami is a Puerto Rican restaurant, marketplace and nightlife destination. Staying true to its roots, La Placita Miami's menu features tapas-style sharing plates made with local and traditional ingredients from all corners of Puerto Rico.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food and drinks were good. The service was pretty terrible. This may be because the gratuity is already included regardless your party size. The waiter barely attended us. I don’t think we will be going back.

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E
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day with the family. Nice restaurant. Definitely like the ambiance. Service was excellent. Drinks were really good. Food was good and somewhat authentic, but overpriced. It’s a tapas style menu for the price of a full meal. Not expensive at all, but portions are very small. In my opinion, this is not the place to eat with the family unless you don’t have a budget. However, I would return for some drinks and a couple of appetizers. Nonetheless, we had a great time. Thanks

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BM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I am Puerto Rican and it was definitely was not worth the hype. The service was ok, the food was overpriced and the portions were extremely small, and the managers don’t seem to be very invested in the customer service. The concept overall was cool but it needs to improve a lot.

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AP
Miami
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Once arriving you admire the detail to all the decoration you order some drinks and they're phenomenal you meet your server with a big smile and a friendly attitude willing to explain the menu to you. What's the food arrives you're Blown Away by the taste and the quality. A really nice atmosphere family-friendly also party friendly highly recommended restaurant if you're in the Biscayne area.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance! But way too pricey for Puerto Rican food.

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YM
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mejor de lo que esperaba... el servicio es excelente y la comida preparada al momento y muy buen sabor

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RA
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for what it is. Mofongo was more of an appetizer was told by waitress . Suggested getting camarones al ajillo and the mofongo as side U$32 , and still the ajillo sauce was more like a dirt water, tasteless ! Not worth it. U$7.00 pineapple juice.
At the end the check already with 18% tip on it.
U$207 for 4 people with only 2 beers and 2 juices.
Definitely will not be back!

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AA
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and Service were great - Overpriced Though, as everything trendy in Miami tends to be - however Best Mojito I’ve had in a while and the Lechon is exceptional- also best Red Beans and rice in town - Also go for the Octopus Salad- it’s a great app.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was pretty tasty. great Sunday out for my Moms birthday!

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c
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything. Fairly authentic and good value. My only piece of feedback is that the red wine is served too warm for my taste. Other Drinks were great.

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EF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

La mesera Cindy ella Es de republica Dominicana excelente atenta y dulce , la comida rica el pastelon buenísimo ..
El postre aceptable

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DP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced, food was nothing to brag about, even if you park your own car they try to charge you $7. $65 for pitcher of alcoholic beverage....not worth the value in my opinion.

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w
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Was very uncomfortable due to a/c issues, we were told.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from Toronto Canada! We have been waiting a couple of months to visit this restaurant after reading an article in Food and Drink. So much fun, food, staff and music in the background. Amazing!

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ID
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

El servicio de los mozos no es muy profecional. Y un pco exorbitante los precios de los refrescos y colados frozen.

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LC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The place is cute. Cozy and very nicely set-up. Most of what we wanted to eat they were out of. What is that about? The first three things we ordered they didn’t have. So frustrating to have to go through reservations, all the wait and then when may your craving they actually don’t have. The place is sooooooo overpriced. To the point of ridiculousness. Un pastel $22.00 really? It’s funny. Pastelon $24, chuleta Kan kan $35.00. The cherry on the cake was $7 Medallas 😂. Hey, I went, took a picture and will always stand for my flag but, no return for us. I wish them the best.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be ready because this is Miami and Miami prices. Once you know this expect a wonderful meal with subtle new twists to classic Puerto Rican dishes. This isn’t cafeteria style , mounds of food on a plate. The portions were average but the food tasted great. We left full and even had leftovers. We love to support our Boricua businesses especially when the food taste great! Thank you Chef Jose and Julian Gil for adding a Puerto Rican landscape in Miami. We wish your restaurant continued success!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced because the portions are small. The food was ok not great. I would not go for dinner again. However I will try their Happy Hour.
For dessert we had their miniature “Tres Leches” which was out of this world. I totally recommend it. Get two!!!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I will say it’s ok🤔 first the music a little too loud, very small space, and the price outrageous for a very small, small dish of mofongo and then the shrimp in a dish as well. Overly priced! 😳

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M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall, fun traditional puerto rican plates. Really tasty and varied drink menu.

Staff is awesome.

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ES
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food , buena comida tipica puertorriqueña , buen ambiente y limpio lugar

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GT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I would recommend this place to try to a friend. The food was delicious and the place is veery tropical and I love it. But, what I didn’t love was that the food was extremely expensive for what it is. Aside from that, they would bring the food separate, for example, I ordered shrimp with rice and habichuelas, and they brought the shrimp first and I had to wait a while for them to bring the rest and I noticed that my shrimp were already cold. And overall, there was multiple items on the menu that they ran out of and we had a small option list to pick from. You’ll be the judge of it once you try it.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

muy buen lugar , la comida deliciosa y el ambiente muy agradable

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LO
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress was super rude not sure maybe was just having a bad day however, food wasn't a big deal deal, I believe this place is over price for the type of food and quality given. This is our second time here, don't think we will be back.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My meal for two came out to $100 for appetizer was Alcapurria, main course Churrasco with salad, pasteles with rice and beans, medalla and wine. I think its away over priced for Puerto Rican food. I would only recommend for the ambiance.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my younger daughter's birthday and Mother's day also, she was traveling from far and wanted to eat only puertorriquen food. I made reservations for 2:15pm, arrived at 2pm was seated past 2:30pm, I was expecting at least they sang for her. Was disappointed.
parking not to organize, music was way to loud and the tv programs should have been about puertorriquen or Hispanic cultural
Over all food was good

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Placita was true taste of my beautiful island right here at home. The food was exceptional, the music was lively, the decor was totally Instagram-worthy, and the entire vibe as a whole was spot-on! Whether it’s for a special occasion, a date night, or just a night out with friends, this place is a total gem. I can’t wait to go back! As a Puerto Rican, I wholeheartedly recommend La Placita to all who wish to experience a taste of Puerto Rico.

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MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mother ‘s day full with great food and service!

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Super caro mal servicio primera y última vez que mi familia y yo vamos,me hicieron levantar a mi hija por que el coche no cabía adentro y cuando entramos había espacio de más aparte nos quitaron una lata de galletas que mi hija abrió por que y que no era para la venta cuando tenía precio y yo las hiba a pagar no lo recomiendo para nada

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ER
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Portions was very small for the price. Is very expensive

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MR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Some of the items didn't hit the mark, specifically the arroz con gandules and habichuelas. It lacked the traditional Puerto Rican Sazon flavor. The pasteles were great!

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BF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

This place is to expensive to what they’re offer in food

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j
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place to have a great Puertorican lunch/dinner with family and/or friends.

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PZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing starting with the food and working your way down to the service and ambiance. There’s noting not to like here it’s a must try for those of you that haven’t made it down here

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A
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I understand the concept of elevated Puertorrican food, however for me I'm not sure if the offerings I had really are that elevated. Years ago Chef Carmen Gonzalez had a restaurant in Coral Gables (fire in the hotel and the restaurant had to close) and she was able to elevate puertorrican food. Would I go back to the restaurant? I did, I gave it a second chance for dinner. I would want to try their lunch menu to see if my opinion changes.

If a friend asked me if they should go, I would say yes, give it a try, but actively promote a restaurant I'm not there yet.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was excellent. The food reminded me of home cook Meals in Puerto Rico! I loved the ambiance as well!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Too pricey and food wasn’t so great the morcillas were just nasty the worst 200 hundred dollars spent

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EP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place we love the service and the food is a little pricey but it doesn’t matter food is great. We got to meet the owner Julian Jill great person humble guy. I recommend this place to anyone if I could have 10 stars I will.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Fun environment. We are definitely going back. Recommend the appetizers and main courses.

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