La Placita

3.8
302 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Cons-Classics are classics and sometimes they shouldn’t be messed with, like the sorullitos and alcapurrias. The mofongo was dry, it tasted as if it had been sitting there for a while. Food menu is problematic for indiciduals with black pepper allergies. Tres leches cake was extremely dry and hard, needs to be worked on. The beef empanada was overcooked and the breading separated.

Pros- Eunice fantastic and dedicated server who’s willing to gin whine call of duty to please customer with special needs. Shrimp were delicious. Pudding was amazing, the ripe plain gains gave it an unexpected but delicious twist.

A lot of room for improvement.

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SL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had a birthday diner sunday 3/17/19 at 6:00 pm, they didnt have no rice or carne frita and the misic super loud the food was super cold.

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GL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent experience overall but there is some minor things that need to be improve.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

There wasn’t a lot of options available. When we received our food it wasn’t what we had ordered and had to wait an extra 45 minutes.

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MP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service and most importantly, food. Have already recommended to many of my friends and family.

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QE
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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

The ambience is ok,the music is good,the food is a joke,super expensive for no reason,really? An alcapuria cut in 4 pieces $12 ??? Are u serious? And salty chicharones de pollo 2 orders no sizes to it $28 wth, n the valet $7 I'm sorry but is ridiculous. I know u trying for gourmet Puerto Rican food but come on this is way to much.

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M
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place, great music, very good food. Don't expect traditional Puerto Rico food. It's not high level sophisticated, but definitely a notch above. Corn fritters are excellent. Soup was delicious and full of flavor. Shrimp al ajillo was excellent quality shrimp, but the sauce was a little bland - needs more punch. Really good red beans and rice and pretty good platanos. Portion size is good. Waitress was great, and very warm and sweet. I do think that the Puerto Rican flag painted on the exterior building should instead be painted on the inside walls. It just doesn't jive with the historic district.

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JG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is too pricey for the small portion they serve. For a mofongo I would better go to Jimmy’s Kitchen and get twice the food for the same price

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MR
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool place, great flavors, good service. Second visit, a couple things we ordered weren't available but all in all a nice experience. A bit expensive for the type of food, but flavors and presentation are nice, good service and music.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience if you want to feel like your visiting Puerto Rico this is the place to be. Raul our waiter was awesome made our experience complete 100%.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

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LR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, Raul the server was very friendly and explicit. Overalls love it!!

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EV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG where to begin!!!! The food was simply amazing! The alcapurrias with tops vieja are to die for! The ambiance was amazing, the wait staff was so friendly! I loved it, reminds me so much of my Puerto Rico! If you are ever in Miami, this place is a must!!!!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good but expensive.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We liked the restaurant. It was fun. The food was not very good. Not bad. Just kind of mediocre.

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AC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was great too!! Definitely going back. So much to try!!

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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was as expected , joyful and w great spirit. The food was delicious and tasteful. The young lady waitress was super nice and knowledgeable of the menu. Definitely going back.

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MA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So hard to find good, tasty food, not salty & La placita delivered. We tried several things from their menu, it was all great. It is pricey, however the service was excellent. Love the music. Looking forward to going again.👍🏻

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing we were there celebrating my moms bday they made us feel very welcomed and gave us a mofongo and extra dessert on the house. We will be back for sure loved it.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Well let me start by saying it all was very disappointing the food and price we’re nothing to Bragg about, very overpriced for the quality and quantity. When we asked for the check we were told they had to email it, and no one mentioned that gratuity was included. So we tip double. When I got to the car I noticed went back and I told our waiter that wasn’t fair he said they only get 6% of the service change from the check. I asked to speak to the manager and he answered he’s to busy at this time, I tried calling the rest no one answer the phone or email I’ve send. They will never see us again. Avoid going there NO GOOD

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VS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, service and delicious food. Love the building and the culture. The Guava-te Mule was amazing and the Lobster Creole Mofingo is a must!

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N
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious latino tasting variety of dishes, eclectic decor and Caribbean atmosphere. Loved it and our server Raul was the best ever making recommendations with thorough knowledge of all menu items and prices. Will definitely ask him next time we visit which will definitely be soon!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such an amazing experience! I’m Latina from Venezuela and this gave me a home feeling .It was my stepfather birthday who is Puerto Rican and he Loved it ! Our waiter gave us great service always making sure we were good .Happy birthdays there is a must it’s a beautiful experience.Definitely ask for Raul great man very on point with a humbling spirit .

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Placita has got to be the best thing that has happened to the up and coming MIMO district in Miami, FL. Chef Mendin has done an amazing job in maintaining the authenticity of our Puerto Rican cuisine flavors while also creating a sense of flare in the menu. Recommend visiting this amazing restaurant for an enjoyable experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff delicious PR food.

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Placita was a very nice experience. Excellent food and variety, although relatively high in price for family style cooking, which may limit attendance to an occasional outing for some. Each couple ordered beer, a shared appetizer, entreé, a shared dessert, and café and came out to $100, tip included. The tasty, traditional dishes were presented with a new, interesting twist. Great ambiance, choice of indoor or outside terrace eating areas, happy and loud, but it was people having fun, so it was acceptable. We were 6, 3 siblings with our spouses, who grew up in PR and one who still lives there, and were looking for a nice familiar place to talk. That was not possible and we did not extend our visit, but had a good time anyway and liked the place. Valet parking ($7) was a good choice. Taking photos of the huge flag of the façade is a must! Nice location. Will recomend it.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Nice music. Nice people. But to me seems a little overpriced the food. Simple plate, small size, regular price: something is wrong. Maybe they are new and they will have time to adjust the qty.

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BN
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

unusual food, great service, relaxed feeling of place, family friendly

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Overpriced Puerto Rican restaurant. An orange juice costs $7. The food was not great the portions are extremely small. The music was too loud. You can eat better authentic puerto rican food for less. The only thing I can give 5 stars to was the decorations of the restaurant. They took puerto rican culture and incorporated it everywhere, other than that stay away. Not worth the money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and music with Hector Lavoe playing. Food was good and decently priced. Service was very good.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Out Sever Raul went out of his way to explain the menu, make recommendstions and he remained attentive the whole time. The portions were adequate and the price very good for the quality of the food. The mofongo combination for two was superb. Highly recommended!

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U
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was very over priced. Not what I expected at all. Small portions and very over priced. Do not order alcapurrias or bacalaitos, you'll be disappointed over prices for 1/2! Very disappointed.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience and the service was amazing our server very good to

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raul was a superb server!
Food is great and the vibe/ambiance was a lot of friend filled tables having fun!
Btw, Julian Gil was there too.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent spot. Excellent service. Very open people with a visible intent to fullfill customer expectation. Food is good.
Only a negative note: music level far too high and disturbing as there is no way to have a conversation

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F
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overrated puertorican food. Although taste of food was good, the price of the items was high. They are trying to elevate everyday puertorican dishes into a “fancy” dining concept. Portions are small to adequate size. In addition, valet is $7, and they automatically include an 18% tip. However service, in our opinion, was not deserving of the 18%.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very ni e decor and music, service was great, food was somewhat expensive in my opinion, would go back but only for drinks and appetizer just to hang out and listen to music but not to eat a full meal.

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y
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food was good but music was extremely loud so it was very difficult to enjoy our meals. Also, didn’t appreciate the forced 18% service charge. Will not return

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