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La Placita, Miami, FL

La Placita

4.0
4
607 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 400-8173

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    José Mendín

  • Neighborhood

    MiMo / Upper East Side

  • Parking details

    Private parking located behind the restaurant, and street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for mother’s day and the food was amazing. Our server was so great and dealt with my crazy family and got our order all correct.
  2. DR

    DahyanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, ambiance and service is a whole vibe! 20/10 would recommend and will be back! 🇵🇷
  3. c

    carlosc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Bad service. Place wasn’t busy enough for service to be slow. My dad had to get up to go get the waitresses attention. Over priced food for sure. Only good for happy hour.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Had the Queso frito w/ Guava sauce as an appetizer and the pastelon w/ arroz con gandules as my entré . Both were very good! My only complaint is that I ordered a 3 leches to go and couldnt enjoy it 🥴when it finally came time for me to eat it, my first spoon full was a whole lot of spoiled milk 🤢. I’m hoping it was just a one off , but ofher wise i’ll deff be avoiding this dessert next time .
  5. E

    Edmund

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “La Placita” is one of the best Puerto Rican’s places in Miami area. Nice ambience and tasty Mofongo!
  6. JZ

    JaniceZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place! Highly recommended. Will visit again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Love the food and place ! Will be back
  8. E

    Esha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant knew exactly how to set a vibe. The drinks and food were great. I would highly recommend the outside as well.
  9. C

    Cindyjag

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Im so impressed! Cant wait to go back thIs weekend. Food portions were big. Drinks were on point. Our waiter made us feel so welcomed:)
  10. GT

    GloriannT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Excellent service!! I recommend 100%
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time. Look forward to going back. Food and service were amazing and our waiter was phenomenal
  12. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my first time at LaPlacita. I will come again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Went to celebrate my step moms birthday at one of our favorite spots. Food was overly salty. Server was lost half the time. But it is what it is. I was thinking of taking my girls there in a few weeks but probably won't. I'll try it again some other time.
  14. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service it's was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place in general. My date was Puerto Rican and she said it was pretty good. We started with mojitos and they were great! The alcapurrias were ok but not great according to her. The Mofongo with Ropa Vieja was our favorite. Great dish! Great flavors! The tembleque dessert was also delicious. The service was slightly off with issues with placing our order on time and bringing us water which was forgotten. I will return gladly. I’d love to give it five stars!
  16. L

    Lightyme

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    La Placita on Sunday afternoon will fill your spirits up. Great ambiance, music and food. The reservation with open table App was not received (even with the confirmation number they send me). Anyway the restaurant personnel was so nice and professional that they got me a table. They made us feel in the best family ambiance.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and food!
  18. NI

    NICAULYSC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    El Servicio excelente, pero la comida no tenia la calidad esperad
  19. MA

    MelissaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Came in from out of town and had never tried Puerta Rican food before. We wanted to try something new. Very good choice for my husband and me. The food was awesome, the service was great! The flan was outstanding! Loved it!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and enjoyed every minute
  21. LM

    LinaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Una soda 5 dólares sin quieres más otros 5 dólares más agua 3 dólares y la comida es ok .
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Pastelles were terrible. Mofongo was mediocre. For Puerto Rican food there are far superior restaurants. Would not recommend, was overpriced as well.
  23. I

    Isoraa

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner with family and friends. Party of 5, right before a play at the Arscht Center. Food was delicious and service too. We had the sampler appetizer; it had something for everyone. The mofongo with pork was soft and delicious. I had the octopus with tostones since I was feeling a little full from the appetizers and let me tell you it did not disappoint. Our waitress was very nice and careful of our reservations for the show. We eat with plenty of time and felt relax with her service. Will definitely go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very close to homemade, I’m glad I made the choice of going there for dinner. There are things that you can get that aren’t on the menu, so please ask if you want anything specific.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    On Wednesday the 12th of January 2022 went to take a Chef from New Jersey that has heard about this restaurant and wanted to know what was all the fuss and news. First want to say the place is beautifully located in a good place the looks is amazing but we were all very disappointed in all they’re pre-made food. I ordered a trifongo with Shrimp ajillo , my cousin ordered trifongo with Masitas and another order pasteles was reheated and las alcapurrias Julian so small portion. The mofongo a cold completely inside center topped with hot meat or shrimp, bacalaitos were a joke coined sizes, then I asked to speak to the manager and asked her that I wanted fresh mofongo and she’s the one who spilled the beans and said this is not a traditional Puertorican restaurant. So my question to you is why all the decor as a Prican Restaurant so many flags and the amazing large Mural of the flag. I will not return or recommend this place which super expensive with poor quality food. May you correct all the mistakes you guys are making looking at all your reviews I see that I’m not the only one that was disappointed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little place with a wonderful patio area. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. Everything was prepared just right and we were well taken care of. I would definitely go back again!
  27. TP

    TonyP

    Exclusive

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Feast of the Three Kings…(Día de los Reyes). Just another excuse to enjoy a great meal at LaPlacita. The food was plentiful; enough to take some home to enjoy tomorrow.
  28. CR

    CarmenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good but the portions were small
  29. A

    Alejandro

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    the food was really good (queso frito, chicharron de pollo, etc). mofongo wasnt amazing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food with decent prices I really enjoyed and will be back.
  31. AO

    AdaO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and management was great and attentive.
  32. y

    yulsg

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot . Lots of fun . Good music . Good food . I will be returning .
  33. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasamos una tarde muy linda... como sentirse en Puerto Rico. Los empleados serviciales muy agradables. La comida deliciosa y cervecitas friiiiias!!! No duden darle una oportunidad a este lugar y visitarlo para disfrutar de una tarde como En La Placita ❤🇵🇷!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    La comida no tenía sabor, el refresco sabía mal los mojitos si estaban buenos, el mesero su atención muy buena. El lugar muy bonito, la decoración top! Y el platillo de entrada que te ofrecen también muy rico. Anexo foto del platillo que recomiendo 😊
  35. Y

    Yamo

    Mississippi

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was terrible. You expect puertoricans people in thr kitchen making your food, but colombian people making puertorican food? Nah! Horrible experienceq
  36. GV

    GV017

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Comimos Mofongo, carne frita y arroz con gandules. Las cervezas Medallas súper frías.
  37. RS

    RobSan

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great evening 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
  38. ME

    MariellyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, arrived at 10:15 pm because my son arrived from Colorado, he’s a Military and I have to said that everything was great 🎊thanks
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing…. La comida riquísima.
  40. JM

    JulioM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing and the service 5 stars and the music too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

La Placita is rated 4 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    MiMo / Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking located behind the restaurant, and street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    José Mendín

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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