La Placita

4.5
565 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican

La Placita brings the island’s essence straight to Miami’s emerging MIMO District. The brainchild of Latin American TV and soap opera star, Julian Gil, and five-time James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur, Jose Mendin, La Placita is a celebration of cultura.

The restaurant is open for dine-in and patio dining, and also offers pickup and delivery through UberEats and Postmates.

The restaurant is inspired by Mercado Santurce, the original “La Placita” in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chef Mendin pays homage to el Mercado, offering different curated marketplace menus (restaurant, juice stand, taco shop and produce market) all that capture the flavorful traditions of Puerto Rico and the eclectic vibrance of Miami’s.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 565 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing…. La comida riquísima.

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JulioM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing and the service 5 stars and the music too

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service amazing food and great atmosphere. It feels like home for me.

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vipSharonP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing and very authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. I feel like I am eating at home with family. Great place!

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vipBotoxParade
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Good Puerto Cuisine. Price too expensive.

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Cano
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Prices are to high.
Nor to many choices
Food was not very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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Hmer
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente,con el servicio.,y el mesero SUPER ALEJADRO EL MEJOR

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JackieR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Brings the island to my backyard. Food and drinks on point. Service was great. Fun people to share the experience with. Very accommodating

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Xiami
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love it

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lrod173
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with great food at the placita.

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JuanR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Placita is an amazing restaurant. The food is AMAZING, the staff is friendly and efficient, and there is lots of fun energy- people laughing, swaying to the music, and enjoying each other’s company.

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AidaF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Juan Carlos was terrific, explained food & drinks in a charming delightful way..
Love the reminders of Puerto Rico, going in Oct & La Placita in Santurce is always on the list..
The Asopao de camarones was delicious, we were three & our table was full of yummy, eye appealing food.

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britneya
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Celebrated my birthday and had the most amazing time. Our server was the sweetest young lady, aiding us in explaining the menu and what her favorite dishes were. My friend is a vegan and he was given the best service for his dinner. We danced to the energetic music, and ate the best mofongo in Miami. Definitely will be back, extremely authentic Puerto Rican food. Love this place, must go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Small menu several items on the menu not avail had to change my order twice. Overall an ok place, not what I expected. Very small tables to eat comfortable

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vipAmparoG
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is nice although a little noisy. The music is too loud. It took a long time for the waiter to serve us but once she came, she took good care of us. The food is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad food

Don’t know how to make a mofongo

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lugar muy acogedor y excelente servicio de el mesero Luis.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Small portions. Prices higher than expected. Very good customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday there! We love the ambience and drinks were yummy! Second time going there. We will be back.

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vipReneS
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanto! Great food, decor, and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

La comida magnífica, el ambiente y música muy bueno aunque la música un poco fuerte para un lugar cerrado y pequeño , el servicio de la comida bueno de el bar muy lento

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice indoor and outdoor seating, fried queso appetizer was amazing combo with guava sauce, mofongo was bland and ropa vieja sauce was too thick (looked like pasta sauce). Other plate ordered was steak with rice and beans which was good. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had a reservation but by arrival time I was notified that inside tables were not available, My reservation was useless, had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Finally inside, I noticed that the space is very small and only few tables are part of the set up. To that, add live music, so loud that is impossible to interact with friends or family. Food was not seasoned enough, very blend seasoning that doesn’t meet the Puerto Rican food flavor. After months looking forward to go to La Placita, it took me only few minutes to conclude that it is just another small restaurant with a big name, nothing special about it. Summing all up, the Puerto Rico flag on the building is the best part of this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super rica la comida y la musica super good!!! 💖

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Barbara
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.Nice atmosphere. They made me feel so special for my birthday the entire restaurant was singing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The girl at the entrance knew it was me soon as I walked up! She’s always and I mean always smiling! Customer service awesome, food was awesome too! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was really salty 😞

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Extremely slow service, thought they forgot our meal, it was just taking so long

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Eve thing went wrong
The parking lot was full and there is no other option for parking
They did not respect the reservation that was done a month ago
We sat on a make shift table outside.
It took a long time for the waiter to bring the menus
After all of that we left

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom for her birthday 🎂!! and she absolutely loved it !! The food very energetic place, we will be back for sure .

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Table was dirty. Service was really slow. Food was ok

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JondraL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a nice place dios was great but a bit pricy.

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DennisQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

2 hours a half wait for dinner. Arrived with a reservation at 7:30 left at 10:30 pm. Tripleta was horrible. Waiter was very nice but was attending to many tables.

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JessicaS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service was slow but waiter was very nice. Music is loud, but I enjoyed it.

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YvetteM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food full of flavor! Highly recommend the gandules hummus 😋

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FatimaR
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida, con un excelente servicio. El lugar muy acogedor 😍😍

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Awesome
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food the music and the people just makes it feel like I’m in PR for at least an hour

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vipNataliaC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for an hour before closing and the waitress refused to sit us. We were a party of 7... They lost first time costumer, Puerto ricans wanting to support their own. Terrible service, she did not even apologize, she just said now. Never going back.

FAQs

La Placita does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Placita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 400-8173.

La Placita is rated 4.5 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.