La Placita

4.5
581 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 581 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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!

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vipTonyP
69 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.

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CarmenR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good but the portions were small

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vipAlejandro
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AdaO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and management was great and attentive.

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vipyulsg
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MelissaM
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 ❤🇵🇷!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
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 😊

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vipYamo
Mississippi
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

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GV017
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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RobSan
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great evening 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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MariellyE
1 review
Dined on December 3, 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

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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.

JM
vipJM407
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Puerto Rican food all the way through. The empanada de pizza,the chicharrones and mofongo are a must try. Ambience and service are great.

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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
12 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
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.

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 581 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.