La Placita

3.9
81 reviews
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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
* The week of January 1st, La Placita Miami will only be open from 3pm-10pm. Full service hours begin January 9th.

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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Miami
10 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Music was A little too loud. We could not hear our waitress. The food was very good. Would have like a little more variety in beer, but ir was ok.
We normally tip between 20-25%, but I was very annoyed that the bill came with 18% added and so I did not leave an additional tip. I understand adding it for big parties, but we were a party of 3. We are happy we went. We had been trying to get reservations for a few weeks. We will go back soon.

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is nice, food was tasty but pricey

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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

Food was great. The organization of waiting line was not so great. One hostess told us one thing then about 40 min after the other hostess stated something else. The menu needs need to be more clear on how many sides come with the entree. The waitress was very polite. The food was awesome quality

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

The food is outstanding. Better than home cooked. Just wished the music was not so loud so we could head each other talk.

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

It's too expensive for "cafeteria food"!... very pretentious place.Pretentious menu.Loud place.Very cramped.Not good.

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

Loved the ambiance and the food was crazy delicious . I had the carne guisada and it was like grandma was cooking it

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

Disappointed! I was so excited to come here and have a taste of home in Miami but not quite the case. We ordered mofongo de camarones for 18$!!! I was expecting a bigger portion than what I was served for that price. The alcapurrias were not traditional alcapurrias. The 4pc combo together did not make a whole legit alcapurria. The typical PuertoRican flavor is not there.... at least not in what I ordered. I don’t think I will be coming back. The service was good, ambiance was good, loved the concept and the art but it’s not really worth what you pay.

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

El staff muy atento y el restaurante muy limpio. La decoración y el ambiente es muy divertido. Los cocktails son delicioso. La comida nada del otro mundo. Muy caro!!!!!

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

Way too expensive just to start not puertorican environment at all taste of food rate is okay just like the flag outside and decoration inside A+ for interior designer. BTW born and raise in Puerto Rico but as a puertorican cuisen/ restaurant not that good. Just for one time expirence.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Not "real" Puerto Rican food...!!
Arroz con gandules was terrible.
Alcapurrias were not authentic and underwhelmed.
Tostones, were rubbery and were probably fried hours beforehand.
We had high expectations based on the hype that it would be a good Puerto Rican Restaurant.
However, we and our friends were disappointed.

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

Los precios no son económicos pero este No es un lugar a donde uno va a comer por “precios económicos” ni con esas expectativas. Las porciones tampoco son “grandes”. Es típico lugar medio fino, pero una atmósfera relax. La comida sabe muy rica, pero no es el clásico sazón boricua del pueblo en mi opinion. El mofongo si.... espectacular... Es un sazón mas “gourmet”. Yo esperaba algo mas típico ya q el concepto es típico. La Placita para mi representa el barrio, el pueblo, nuestra gente etc.

Pero yo no me arrepiento, volvería otra vez de día... un sábado o domingo. Lo recomiendo al 100%. Gracias a todo el staff por el servicio.

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

Good venue
Wanted to give 5 stars but I can’t
Good and service was good
I wish they focus more on “comida Criolla” instead of the gourmet style. After all we are all going there to eat Puerto Rican food that we can’t find while away from the island.
For example instead of a dollar size bacalaitos perhaps an oversized bacalaito in a fun presentation
Also music, they should have some life music perhaps a cuatro a guitar buy some Puertorican music in the background
Make people feel like they are home away from home
Good job to Julian, the chef and staff
I for sure will be back

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

The ambiance was great, the food was excellent, drinks were good! The decor really makes you feel like your in Puerto Rico. Julian Gil is super humble.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waiter took for ever, despaired at times. Food was great.

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

Amazing Experience. And good service Will come back again

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LG
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food ist really good! Prices are ok. Good flavor. I will come back. The server are very friendly. And they are fast. Good luck! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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CD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience. The food was excellent, with fresh ingredients, and very authentic tasting Puerto Rican flavors. The portions are on the smaller side of the spectrum, definitely not Puerto Rico sized, which is understandable as this is not your run of the mill restaurant, it is run by a prestigious chef. Service was good, still ironing out some issues, but overall good. The music was excellent, perhaps on the loud side if you are sitting near the DJ. Prices are on the medium-high range, but you get good quality for what you pay, if not larger portions.

Go visit, it should be a positive experience and will probably make you want to go back sooner rather than later.

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CR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Se entiende que esta nuevo el lugar y que por consiguiente aún hay muchas cosas por mejorar, pero si tienen una fallas como la falta de servilletas en la mesa, la comida me llegó tibia, un mojito que se pidió era pura limonada y amarga, nada de licor se sentía en el mojito, la atención fue buena en lo que cabe porque el lugar estaba lleno y solo eran 6 meseros para todo el lugar, ella fue siempre amable. Habrá que dejar que pase el un poco mas de tiempo porque estan con la fiebre del lugar y que mejoren algunos aspectos, ojalá los mios sean tenidos en cuenta.

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WO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Wow! What a disappointment!! We were so excited to visit this new restaurant. The mural of the flag in the building is AMAZING!!! Excellent idea and piece of art!!! However, everything else was a disappointment. When we got there, we had to wait for about 15 minutes even with reservations because they were very disorganized.

We had to ask few times for someone to take the order. We ordered appetizers, drinks and food. Less than ten minutes after we placed the order, they brought us two of the main courses without even bringing us the drinks or appetizers. Obviously, it was a mistake but they didn’t want to recognize it.
We had to ask few times to bring us the drinks. The food was very tasty but not even hot. But the worst part is the portions. The main course portions are smaller than any appetizers at any other restaurant and the prices are extremely high for the portions, quality and the bad service. One of the drink which we paid $12, my mom drank it in three sips. Unbelievable!!!! I can continue with all my whole story because they were many, but it’s not worth it. It’s impossible that a restaurant can survive like this. Many many things to improve: food quantity, quality, organization, layout of the tables in the interior part (extremely crowded and uncomfortable), service, and prices for the service and portions. I am a fan of the PR restaurants and go 3-6 times to PR to visit but more importantly for the food.

Again, what a disappointment :(

I can only wish they can read all the reviews and work hard to improve as quickly as possible. Best luck!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious!!!, I wouldn't mind paying the price for the plates if the rations were bigger. Definetely stop by a fast food before coming here.

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VM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great place to go at least once , ambiance makes you feel that you are in PR they did an awesome job with the little details from the decor to the coqui sound in the bathroom ❤️ , the food is great they don’t serve much it’s a little pricey for the portions but over all it’s a great place to visit plus you get to do a little faranduleo,

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was attentive but a bit slow because the place was crowded. Recommend the alcapurrias, trifongo and milanesa de pollo. Had tres leches and arroz con leche for dessert, both were so so good. This place doesn’t disappoint!

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!! Will defiantly come back. It’s nice having a Puerto Rican restaurant in Miami!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommend for first time taste of Puerto Rico. A bit on the expensive size on the appetizers. Chef put own flare to menu.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yo estuve todo muy bueno y Julián muy amable y atento con todo el mundo . Lo único que no me gusto fue el tamaño del limber. Muy pequeño como un vaso de shot.😂😜

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

La comida:
SABROSA, POQUITA, CARA!!!!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The cocktails were delicious.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Horrible portion of food for the price
The lechon didnt taste fresh and the skin was not crunchy
Sorullitos were not the real sorullitos from puerto rico the plates were so small that it was ridiculous and pricy on top

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1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance and great staff. A+A+A+ Congrats Julián and Company!

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food tasted good but the portions are small. Expensive for the amount of food that is served. Also I tried the tres leches and was very disappointing as it tasted like Rum Cake.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, but can be expensive.

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WM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and an overall great experience. Make sure to make reservations!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and lively atmosphere 👌🏼

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MA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. A bit overpriced for what is is. Appetizers were small and deserts need improvement. Table service was spotty at times. Our reservation was honored and we were seated on time. Ambiance is very lively and fun. Will return to try other things in the menu.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Expensive, Puerto Rican food with a twist. Very full, not great service.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, small portion for food for price but food was delicious.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but to expensive for the amount of food serve on the plate..

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

I was very excited when they announced the opening of this place and even more because Chef Mendin would be a part of this. The restaurant is gorgeous and as a native Puertorican I couldn’t be prouder of the flag painted over the building. The menu has all the familiar dishes from home but I have to say I was disappointed with the food. Mendin made the best mofongo in Miami in his original restaurant at South beach so I was expecting the same. Instead I got served my mofongo in less than two minutes from ordering and the plantains were ripe making the dish sweet. The churrasco was not well seasoned either and way over cooked. Prices were also outrageous. Pasteles were $22! A dozen of home made pasteles even here in Miami go for $25. I hope that things improve over time. Will visit again after the buzz from the opening is over to see.

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LJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was horrible. The table & chairs were very uncomfortable.

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