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Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill

Cuban Restaurant and Caribbean Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • Laura E.
    Laura EllisJune 21, 2012
    The food of pappis was absolutely delicious. we came in at lunchtime with a group of 25 and they were able to accommodate us with no problem even though they don't take reservations. Great place!
  • Jola Z.
    Jola ZarzyckaFebruary 9
    I just love the ropa vieja sandwich. It's heaven. I can't function after eating it, but it's heavenly :) The bread and the garlic sauce.... Yummmm. Their fries are good...other sandwiches as well!!
  • John K.
    John KraftJanuary 15, 2015
    Check the daily specials. Most are good. Ropa Vieja is a good one, & Papi's Cuban sandwich good too. Also like pork masitas. There is a location up near Kennesaw too (Chastain Rd. )
  • jose r.
    jose rJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sandwich = croqueta preparado. Only place in atlanta to get it beside miami. Food is always good, cafe con leche is even better. Also ropa vieja, masitas de puerco, arroz y frijoles
  • Craig R.
    Craig RSeptember 27, 2014
    No need to wait to Friday, Ropa Vieja is available everyday with yellow/white rice, plantains and Cuban bread. BTW... do you know about the parking behind the restaurant?
  • Cyndi Cole G.
    Cyndi Cole GibbyApril 11, 2015
    The yucca fries are the best I've ever had. Light and crispy on the outside but smooth and creamy on the inside. And the garlic sauce is the bomb!!!
  • Oprah
    OprahAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go during peak hours, I recommend ordering upstairs and eating there. The service staff (veterans included) run around like chickens with their heads cut off!
  • Noemi R.
    Noemi RamosOctober 31
    Love the tres leches , coffee and the masitas de cerdo ... I will can every day !!!
  • Chi Psi Fraternity
    Chi Psi FraternityJune 27, 2011
    The Brothers of Alpha Iota Delta of Chi Psi love this place. Don't miss out on the yuca fries, fried plantains, ropa vieja and Cuban coffee. Read more
  • Michael H.
    Michael HuntAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I grew up in Miami and this is the closest to authentic Cuban food we've found in ATL. Everything is delicious.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MurawskiFebruary 17
    Great for lunch. Yuca fries are great and so are most of the sandwiches. I love the sweet bread. Nathan Murawski
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 11
    The eatery has locations in Midtown, Stockbridge, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Tucker and a stall at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read more
  • Esther L.
    Esther LawrenceAugust 19, 2015
    The Yellow Rice and Sea Bass special was excellent! Very tasty and affordable! Papi's was impressive!
  • Gustavo L.
    The wraps are amazing! Cheap and will fill you up! Great food! Great service! Very good environment!!
  • Debz S.
    Debz SalazarFebruary 26, 2015
    One margarita gets you nice! The cuban sandwiches are the best and I love the Ropa Vieja!!
  • Kamelletti H.
    Kamelletti HainesAugust 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Super legit Cuban cuisine. Mojitos are fantastic. And I've never had a dish I didn't like.
  • Vicki N.
    Vicki NJuly 1, 2015
    Have the yuca every time you're here. Or better still, just come here for the yuca. Amazing!
  • Molly J.
    Molly JonesJanuary 28, 2011
    The cuban fish sandwich is to die for ...i could eat it like 3 times a week!!! The Cafe con leche is delish as well
  • Michael H.
    Michael HuntSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I grew up in Miami. This is the closest to authentic Cuban food in ATL. Everything here was excellent!
  • anthony C.
    The Cuban pork sandwich and the fish with rice and plantains
  • Chany B.
    Chany BrathwaiteMarch 1, 2012
    Try the tilapia with yellow rice and beans yummy !!! I love the yuca con mojo also !!!
  • Belka B.
    Belka BelkinaFebruary 26, 2013
    Very tasty specials and refajo!!! Fantastic and very cheap!! The best place in Atlanta!
  • Paulo D.
    Paulo DelgadoOctober 4, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ropa vieja sandwich. If you're feeling like trying something new, get a "Colombiana" soda drink and mix it in a glass with beer (half and half), it's what Colombians call "refajo" (pronounce
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RuffinAugust 8, 2015
    I used to eat here a long time ago; they have remodeled and it looks great!! Great food too btw!
  • Ernesto D.
    Ernesto DuterteApril 5, 2012
    Ask for the Friday special regardless of the day of the week! Hands down best at Papi's!
  • Nick M.
    Nick M.September 1, 2010
    From Florida and used to Cuban food. This place has the best in the Atlanta area. Tired? Get some Cuban coffee and you'll be bouncing off the walls
  • Cedric L. M.
    Cedric L. McCroeryJuly 23, 2014
    The tables along side the brick wall has great serves.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SouthammavongOctober 19, 2011
    Thursday's special is one of my favorites, but their shredded steak is pretty awesome too.
  • Aaliyah B.
    Aaliyah BartonApril 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The shrimp scampi with yellow rice and sweet plantains is the best!!!!
  • Simply W.
    Simply WinningJune 16, 2011
    Amazing food, HUGE portions.. Can't beat the price.. You can't even get fastfood for $5! Superb
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get either the Pan con Bistec sandwich or the Ropa Vieja sandwich! Both are the freakin' awesome.
  • Lacey H.
    Get the slow cooked pork! OMG, sooooo good!
  • Kenneth F.
    Kenneth FloydJuly 18, 2014
    Food was awesome. I had great company as well. Really enjoyed myself.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MurdockMay 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food, service has been off the last few times I have come though .
  • Pete K.
    Pete KaneSeptember 10, 2012
    The Cuban sandwich rocks. The best around. Service is always good too
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WatsonApril 26, 2013
    The medianoche is fantastic and will fill you up for a week.
  • LMS
    LMSNovember 9, 2013
    Authentic Cuban! Try the cortadito and the Cuban sandwich.
  • Vicki N.
    Vicki NJune 25, 2015
    Try the Rey's Cuban Sandwich - Om nom nom! (via @Foodspotting)
  • RICH B.
    RICH BMay 11, 2012
    Damn the food was AMAZING!!! Jerk Chicken salad was DABOMB.COM.. #delicioso... Oh but Fernando the waiter wasn't that great.. He lucky cuz the food was too good.
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanFebruary 4
    Get the Cuban! Plus a guava shake and your day is complete. 4/5
  • Abi E.
    Abi EsmenaMay 1, 2013
    The Passion Fruit juice is AMAZING!! Try it one time and you're hooked!
  • Stephanie Zinn S.
    Stephanie Zinn SetleyJanuary 9, 2013
    Order the mojito! There's nothing like a real cuban making your cuban drink :)
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CraneNovember 4, 2009
    Love the food here! Most always get the steak plate. The restaurant is tiny so it gets pretty crowded at peak hours, but it's worth the wait. Read more
  • Cat F.
    Cat FranklinDecember 14, 2014
    Authentic Cuban food all around. Best of the best with Miami and New York.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MurdockMay 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I stand corrected. Hector took over our table and did a great job
  • Douglas C.
    Douglas ColtonDecember 11, 2015
    Vaca frita was really good. The waiter was nice and informative.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SpontaneJuly 1, 2013
    Wonderful! Steak was seasoned to perfection!
  • Erica F.
    Erica FDecember 7, 2011
    Papaya Cuban milkshake and papaya pie are amazing.
  • Madinah N.
    Madinah NelsonOctober 19, 2015
    Empanada sampler and the shredded flank with plantains
  • Angel X
    Angel XDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak Palomilla, White Rice, Black Beans, Tostones & Salad!
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