Papi's Cuban Sandwiches

★★★★☆
  • 216 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

    Atlanta, GA 30308

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  • 404-607-1525

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Dont walk but run to Papi's for your Cuban food. The Jerk Chicken is a winner. Perfect flavor !

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★★★★★

Dont walk but run to Papi's for your Cuban food. The Jerk Chicken is a winner. Perfect flavor !

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This place is a great place to come with your friends to eat. Everytime my friends and I go out to eat, our first choice is always Papi's! The Saturday/ Sunday (entree) is our groups usual and it is so good. I recently tried the sandwiches

3
★★★★★

This place is a great place to come with your friends to eat. Everytime my friends and I go out to eat, our first choice is always Papi's! The Saturday/ Sunday (entree) is our groups usual and it is so good. I recently tried the sandwiches

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I have been to Papi's many times and always walked out a happy customer, except for the last time I was there. The portion serve was much less than previous times, when I question the waiter about that he pretty much told me that I was

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★★★★★

I have been to Papi's many times and always walked out a happy customer, except for the last time I was there. The portion serve was much less than previous times, when I question the waiter about that he pretty much told me that I was

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I went to the restaurant on Ponce de Leon today after hearing rave reviews from my friends about Papi's. Sure, the food is decent but not the best cuban I've ever had.
There were 4 people at the take out line and we didn't have a

3
★★★★★

I went to the restaurant on Ponce de Leon today after hearing rave reviews from my friends about Papi's. Sure, the food is decent but not the best cuban I've ever had.
There were 4 people at the take out line and we didn't have a

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The old Bait & Switch. Shame on me.
Went here for the first time for lunch on a weekday and tried to be low maintenance & low budget by just eating at the (empty) counter. Oh NO! you must eat downstairs, we have a table for you. So my plans of avoiding table svc are foiled, no big deal.
The waiter arrives and mentions that in addition to the daily lunch special, the Wednesday ropa vieja, we could also order the Friday & Saturday lunch specials as well, implying that they would be the same $6.99 specials price. So after confirming this I take him up on the Friday special, Steak w/onions, and enjoy a decent lunch. The bill arrives and there is NOT a special price, the waiter denies he said anything as such, and that today's Wednesday and that's the only day that would have a special price, just as the menu states. -So as the menu also implies, I could order anything else off of it @ regular price in addition to the Fri or Sat special dishes too, no? That's how menus work, right?!
So why mention just those two other plates? Clearly a ploy to make extra dollars from a stupid customer. Enjoy it Papi! It's the last one of mine you'll ever get. This little yanqui will never patronize you again and I'll tell all of my friends to never bother with you either.

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★☆☆☆☆

The old Bait & Switch. Shame on me.
Went here for the first time for lunch on a weekday and tried to be low maintenance & low budget by just eating at the (empty) counter. Oh NO! you must eat downstairs, we have a table for you. So my plans of avoiding table svc are foiled, no big deal.
The waiter arrives and mentions that in addition to the daily lunch special, the Wednesday ropa vieja, we could also order the Friday & Saturday lunch specials as well, implying that they would be the same $6.99 specials price. So after confirming this I take him up on the Friday special, Steak w/onions, and enjoy a decent lunch. The bill arrives and there is NOT a special price, the waiter denies he said anything as such, and that today's Wednesday and that's the only day that would have a special price, just as the menu states. -So as the menu also implies, I could order anything else off of it @ regular price in addition to the Fri or Sat special dishes too, no? That's how menus work, right?!
So why mention just those two other plates? Clearly a ploy to make extra dollars from a stupid customer. Enjoy it Papi! It's the last one of mine you'll ever get. This little yanqui will never patronize you again and I'll tell all of my friends to never bother with you either.

Pros: decent enough food

Cons: HORRIBLE customer svc.

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well, i must say this place must have upped its game. i just went there this past weekend and i must say the food was good. i had ropa vieja with moro and a salad, i must say that it was delicious. i'm used to thicker slices of beef in my ropa vieja (this was stringier, like what one would use to make vaca frita), but the taste was great. my girl had a vegetarian plate with yellow rice and black beans (seperate). her black beans were veggie, while my moro was not (i could taste the pork), but they both were delicious and seasoned well.

downsides: my natural mango juice was frozen mango thrown into a blender. i was expecting something a bit more fresh. i also wanted yuca frita, and they have yuca fries. not the same, but they were good. lastly, they took my girl's plate and before offering if she wanted it wrapped up, the busboy threw a used napkin on it.

the service was overall above par. i loved my server and thought she was very sweet and attentive. additionally, the place was very clean. i don't eat dessert and my companion forgot to order her arroz con leche, so no comment. we didn't pay until after we ate. i'll definitely go back though. i went in there looking for a cuban sandwich (and i'm really specific as to how it must be), so we'll see what happens upon my return.

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★★★★☆

i originally wanted to post a response, but citysearch is limiting my characters, so you all get this instead. can you figure out to which? either way:

well, i must say this place must have upped its game. i just went there this past weekend and i must say the food was good. i had ropa vieja with moro and a salad, i must say that it was delicious. i'm used to thicker slices of beef in my ropa vieja (this was stringier, like what one would use to make vaca frita), but the taste was great. my girl had a vegetarian plate with yellow rice and black beans (seperate). her black beans were veggie, while my moro was not (i could taste the pork), but they both were delicious and seasoned well.

downsides: my natural mango juice was frozen mango thrown into a blender. i was expecting something a bit more fresh. i also wanted yuca frita, and they have yuca fries. not the same, but they were good. lastly, they took my girl's plate and before offering if she wanted it wrapped up, the busboy threw a used napkin on it.

the service was overall above par. i loved my server and thought she was very sweet and attentive. additionally, the place was very clean. i don't eat dessert and my companion forgot to order her arroz con leche, so no comment. we didn't pay until after we ate. i'll definitely go back though. i went in there looking for a cuban sandwich (and i'm really specific as to how it must be), so we'll see what happens upon my return.

Pros: tasty food, attentive wait service

Cons: clearing too quickly

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This is a solid Cuban restaurant. I was happy with the sandwiches, but a little disappointed by the selection as they were out of several things I wanted. I would definitely go back if I'm in the area.

4
★★★★☆

This is a solid Cuban restaurant. I was happy with the sandwiches, but a little disappointed by the selection as they were out of several things I wanted. I would definitely go back if I'm in the area.

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My family is Cuban and I grew up in Miami (Hialeah) eating the some of the best Cuban Food available. When my wife and I moved to Atlanta 10 years ago, she accompanied me on my search for Cuban Food that reminded me of home. After trying every place in Atlanta, I gave up and started cooking our own (which was not as 'good as home'). A few years ago I found Papi's by accident. Papi's is far and away the best Cuban food in town - just like home. I brought my father, who grew up in Cuba, there several months ago and he was surprised to find that quality of food outside of south florida - we now go there every time he is in town. Their black beans are fantastic and their Garbanzos are incredible. I have been going to Papi's at least once a week for the last 2 years. You can not beat the quality for the price. Try their Garlic Pork and Garbanzos (only available on Thurs) and i guarantee you will be back for more.

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★★★★★

My family is Cuban and I grew up in Miami (Hialeah) eating the some of the best Cuban Food available. When my wife and I moved to Atlanta 10 years ago, she accompanied me on my search for Cuban Food that reminded me of home. After trying every place in Atlanta, I gave up and started cooking our own (which was not as 'good as home'). A few years ago I found Papi's by accident. Papi's is far and away the best Cuban food in town - just like home. I brought my father, who grew up in Cuba, there several months ago and he was surprised to find that quality of food outside of south florida - we now go there every time he is in town. Their black beans are fantastic and their Garbanzos are incredible. I have been going to Papi's at least once a week for the last 2 years. You can not beat the quality for the price. Try their Garlic Pork and Garbanzos (only available on Thurs) and i guarantee you will be back for more.

Pros: Fantastic Food

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Papi's on Ponce is the best restaurant to get any Cuban sandwich there is. not only sandwiches, but papi's also makes good old home cooked meals like arroz con pollo, or chicken and rice. Man it's the best.

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★★★★★

Papi's on Ponce is the best restaurant to get any Cuban sandwich there is. not only sandwiches, but papi's also makes good old home cooked meals like arroz con pollo, or chicken and rice. Man it's the best.

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I've visited both the Ponce De Leon as well as the Stockbridge Papi's location and I can't tell which is worse. I'm Cuban and have lived both in Jersey and Miami which are Cuban meccas. The food at Papi's isn't completely horrible, but it's definately not Cuban. Their rice is hard and undercooked, their beans are condimented with just salt and peper, their sandwiches aren't authentic Cuban sandwiches; I mean if you want to recognize the effort, by all means, but its not CUBAN, not even close. Their desserts are bought made, therefore they have a store-bought taste that you can get from Publix. The Ponce De Leon location was dirty and the service was horrible. The Stockbridge location was new and well decorated but the food and service was just as bad as up north. We asked for a "malteada" which is a typical Cuban shake and the man at the register had no clue what we were talking about. You have to pay before you even get your food and I tried to give them a second chance by visiting their other location. The owner I heard is a doctor that owns these and I believe is in association with other doctors and I guess you can say he's "trying". For someone who's never had Cuban food before - this is alright but not for Cubans or Cuban-food-lovers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've visited both the Ponce De Leon as well as the Stockbridge Papi's location and I can't tell which is worse. I'm Cuban and have lived both in Jersey and Miami which are Cuban meccas. The food at Papi's isn't completely horrible, but it's definately not Cuban. Their rice is hard and undercooked, their beans are condimented with just salt and peper, their sandwiches aren't authentic Cuban sandwiches; I mean if you want to recognize the effort, by all means, but its not CUBAN, not even close. Their desserts are bought made, therefore they have a store-bought taste that you can get from Publix. The Ponce De Leon location was dirty and the service was horrible. The Stockbridge location was new and well decorated but the food and service was just as bad as up north. We asked for a "malteada" which is a typical Cuban shake and the man at the register had no clue what we were talking about. You have to pay before you even get your food and I tried to give them a second chance by visiting their other location. The owner I heard is a doctor that owns these and I believe is in association with other doctors and I guess you can say he's "trying". For someone who's never had Cuban food before - this is alright but not for Cubans or Cuban-food-lovers.

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Ate at Papi's today for the first and only time with my fiance. I just moved to the Atlanta area from Miami and was excited to find Cuban food around. Granted I was born and raised in Miami around some of the best Cuban food in the world, the food at Papi's is barely edible. This place is really just a fast food joint that happens to have a few tables and bar. You pre-order at the counter and someone brings you your food. There is no follow up service from a waiter or waitress. The menu is all sandwiches and side dishes with the exception of one daily entree. The menu alone was enough to make me suspicious since many really good Cuban dishes are not sandwiches. We ordered something pretty basic: two pan con bistecs (steak sandwiches) and yuca frita (fried yuca-similar to french fries). The sandwiches were closer to philly cheese steak sandwiches. There wasn't much meat, they were slathered with mayo and cheese, microwaved, and literally dripping in oil. Yuck! The yuca was barely recognizable because it was so over-fried. Nothing had very much flavor. The three people we saw working there were not friendly in the slightest. Two came to sweep the dining area in the 30 minutes we were there and ignored customers, shoving chairs around--one literally swept over my feet without so much as an "excuse me". On the way out, I decided to try their cafe con leche (coffee with milk) because people on this site had said it was good. What a mistake. The milk was burnt and there was enough sugar in there to make a diabetic keel over. It is true this place is relatively cheap. The sandwiches were each $5.99 and the yuca was maybe $2. The question is: How much do you want to pay for an upset stomach?

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★☆☆☆☆

Ate at Papi's today for the first and only time with my fiance. I just moved to the Atlanta area from Miami and was excited to find Cuban food around. Granted I was born and raised in Miami around some of the best Cuban food in the world, the food at Papi's is barely edible. This place is really just a fast food joint that happens to have a few tables and bar. You pre-order at the counter and someone brings you your food. There is no follow up service from a waiter or waitress. The menu is all sandwiches and side dishes with the exception of one daily entree. The menu alone was enough to make me suspicious since many really good Cuban dishes are not sandwiches. We ordered something pretty basic: two pan con bistecs (steak sandwiches) and yuca frita (fried yuca-similar to french fries). The sandwiches were closer to philly cheese steak sandwiches. There wasn't much meat, they were slathered with mayo and cheese, microwaved, and literally dripping in oil. Yuck! The yuca was barely recognizable because it was so over-fried. Nothing had very much flavor. The three people we saw working there were not friendly in the slightest. Two came to sweep the dining area in the 30 minutes we were there and ignored customers, shoving chairs around--one literally swept over my feet without so much as an "excuse me". On the way out, I decided to try their cafe con leche (coffee with milk) because people on this site had said it was good. What a mistake. The milk was burnt and there was enough sugar in there to make a diabetic keel over. It is true this place is relatively cheap. The sandwiches were each $5.99 and the yuca was maybe $2. The question is: How much do you want to pay for an upset stomach?

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Papi's off of Ponce de leon/ Myrtle st is the best choice for Cuban food in Atlanta, earlier today I tried Coco Loco for my first time in Buckhead off of Sidney Marcus just because it's close to my work place. I tell you, there's just no comparison. Papi's is the BEST for cost and quality. I bought two lunch specials and only spent $20 when I visited Papi's, however I looked at Coco-Loco?s menu and it was outrageously priced (for what you get) so much so, I had to order a vegetarian plate just to stay in the same price range as Papi's and all I ordered were the basics: black beans, rice and plantains. Did I mention that I gave my boyfriend a bite of my food from Coco-Loco, he actually thought what he was about to eat was beef, because my plantains burnt like charcoal, who wants to pay for burnt food?! He spat his food out needless to say. THERE IS NO COMPARISON! Papi's is my pick because there's a story behind their struggle to succeed so, there's a passion/love that goes into their food. It is the Best in Atlanta and I'm saying that because it's well deserved. Their food is always yummy! If/when you go for your first time, go on a Friday/Saturday and order the daily special: Beef/ chicken or Pork , black beans, rice, sweet plantains, and a salad... it's about $8 but don't forget to add a Cuban Milkshake- Mango, Guava, etc. it will send your taste buds dancing happily and fully complete the Cuban dining experience!

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★★★★★

Papi's off of Ponce de leon/ Myrtle st is the best choice for Cuban food in Atlanta, earlier today I tried Coco Loco for my first time in Buckhead off of Sidney Marcus just because it's close to my work place. I tell you, there's just no comparison. Papi's is the BEST for cost and quality. I bought two lunch specials and only spent $20 when I visited Papi's, however I looked at Coco-Loco?s menu and it was outrageously priced (for what you get) so much so, I had to order a vegetarian plate just to stay in the same price range as Papi's and all I ordered were the basics: black beans, rice and plantains. Did I mention that I gave my boyfriend a bite of my food from Coco-Loco, he actually thought what he was about to eat was beef, because my plantains burnt like charcoal, who wants to pay for burnt food?! He spat his food out needless to say. THERE IS NO COMPARISON! Papi's is my pick because there's a story behind their struggle to succeed so, there's a passion/love that goes into their food. It is the Best in Atlanta and I'm saying that because it's well deserved. Their food is always yummy! If/when you go for your first time, go on a Friday/Saturday and order the daily special: Beef/ chicken or Pork , black beans, rice, sweet plantains, and a salad... it's about $8 but don't forget to add a Cuban Milkshake- Mango, Guava, etc. it will send your taste buds dancing happily and fully complete the Cuban dining experience!

Pros: If Cubans eat here, you know it's good.

Cons: Parking can be scarce but there is parking in the back behind the building on Myrtle st.

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I love this place. It feel authentic and the food is consistently good and affordable. But what stands out is that this is the best cup of cafe con leche I have had outside of miami. My favorite is the pan con bistec reminds me of Cafe Habana in nyc.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It feel authentic and the food is consistently good and affordable. But what stands out is that this is the best cup of cafe con leche I have had outside of miami. My favorite is the pan con bistec reminds me of Cafe Habana in nyc.

Pros: Amazing Coffee, Authentic Feel and Flavor, Price

Cons: Could have a little more ambience

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Papis is awesome!... the pork is amazing! the Cuban sandwiches & the black beans are incredible! I grew up in Hialeah & this is as good as it gets... very fresh food & the veggie plate looks as good as the meat dishes...everything I've eaten there has been great... I love it & can't wait to eat there again!!

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★★★★★

Papis is awesome!... the pork is amazing! the Cuban sandwiches & the black beans are incredible! I grew up in Hialeah & this is as good as it gets... very fresh food & the veggie plate looks as good as the meat dishes...everything I've eaten there has been great... I love it & can't wait to eat there again!!

Pros: fresh & tasty

Cons: none

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My boyfriend and I went to Papi's for lunch, since He wanted to try a Cuban sandwich,(I had talked about them so much.)
The place is conveniently located, small but it wasn't packed at 1PM. The lady who took our order informed my boyfriend they were all out of pork, for the Cuban sandwich platter and rolled her eyes when it took him 15 seconds to decided to go with chicken instead. I ordered the Ropa Vieja sandwich platter.
When I received the order, I only got the sandwich and when we told out waiter, She showed us the receipt, and said we hadn't order it (?). I just eat my sandwich, tasty, but a little greasy.
My boyfriend's yellow rice was probably the worst I've tried...no flavor whatsoever!. The beans had been warmed in a microwave and I they were incredibly hot (burned my tonge).
The music is fun and the food is OK and inexpensive. The service is BAD!. It seems like the people working there, are doing you the biggest favor by serving you food. They all look like they are mad at you for some reason. Both the person taking our order and the one bringing the food didn't smile once. I thought that by being a Cuban place, people would be a little friendlier, at least the rest of us latinos are!

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Papi's for lunch, since He wanted to try a Cuban sandwich,(I had talked about them so much.)
The place is conveniently located, small but it wasn't packed at 1PM. The lady who took our order informed my boyfriend they were all out of pork, for the Cuban sandwich platter and rolled her eyes when it took him 15 seconds to decided to go with chicken instead. I ordered the Ropa Vieja sandwich platter.
When I received the order, I only got the sandwich and when we told out waiter, She showed us the receipt, and said we hadn't order it (?). I just eat my sandwich, tasty, but a little greasy.
My boyfriend's yellow rice was probably the worst I've tried...no flavor whatsoever!. The beans had been warmed in a microwave and I they were incredibly hot (burned my tonge).
The music is fun and the food is OK and inexpensive. The service is BAD!. It seems like the people working there, are doing you the biggest favor by serving you food. They all look like they are mad at you for some reason. Both the person taking our order and the one bringing the food didn't smile once. I thought that by being a Cuban place, people would be a little friendlier, at least the rest of us latinos are!

Pros: Music, parking, and price.

Cons: Customer service

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Need I say more? The coffee was amazing, I didn't eat the food but it looked incredible. But I can't stop reeling about the coffee, all I needed was a warm beach and good book to feel back in Miami.

5
★★★★★

Need I say more? The coffee was amazing, I didn't eat the food but it looked incredible. But I can't stop reeling about the coffee, all I needed was a warm beach and good book to feel back in Miami.

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I absolutely love this place... It is reminiscent of a New York store front. It needs a face lift, but the food is great. This family restaurant is midtown's best kept secret. Try the jerkchicken sandwich (not the platter just the sandwich). It is not spicy. With it, drink a mango milkshake and have rice pudding for dessert. Order your food, have a seat, and they will bring your food to your table.

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★★★★★

I absolutely love this place... It is reminiscent of a New York store front. It needs a face lift, but the food is great. This family restaurant is midtown's best kept secret. Try the jerkchicken sandwich (not the platter just the sandwich). It is not spicy. With it, drink a mango milkshake and have rice pudding for dessert. Order your food, have a seat, and they will bring your food to your table.

Pros: Food

Cons: Ambience

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I've been to Papis dozens of times. The food is yummy--try their daily special entrees, that come with beans, rice, salad, bread and plantains. The jerkchicken is good and the fried plantains are addictive. My husband really enjoys getting the Cuban sandwiches. You can't beat the price either, under $10 per person. It is true that it does have a peculiar atmosphere (ie don't go here on a first date), but I like to sit at the large plate glass windows up front and watch the scene on Ponce. The only strage thing is that they never answer the phone. Even when I'm in the restaurant I'll watch the staff ignore a ringing phone. It would be nice to be able to phone in to-go orders. (Are they avoiding bill collectors?)

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★★★★★

I've been to Papis dozens of times. The food is yummy--try their daily special entrees, that come with beans, rice, salad, bread and plantains. The jerkchicken is good and the fried plantains are addictive. My husband really enjoys getting the Cuban sandwiches. You can't beat the price either, under $10 per person. It is true that it does have a peculiar atmosphere (ie don't go here on a first date), but I like to sit at the large plate glass windows up front and watch the scene on Ponce. The only strage thing is that they never answer the phone. Even when I'm in the restaurant I'll watch the staff ignore a ringing phone. It would be nice to be able to phone in to-go orders. (Are they avoiding bill collectors?)

Pros: Great food

Cons: Friendly but ambivalent service

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I went with a friend who loved this place but I had my doubts because some other friend told me the dish "ropa vieja" she ate was not good. I have had my exposure to good cuban cuisine (living in Miami for some years) and I was prepared to be dissapointed but I am glad to say I was not. The food it is pretty good and the price we got was very reasonable. I ate "ropa vieja" because it was the special and I have to say I will eat that dish at Papis again. The problem with the place is that is pretty small but it really does not mattter if what you want is a casual dinner with friends.

2
★★★★☆

I went with a friend who loved this place but I had my doubts because some other friend told me the dish "ropa vieja" she ate was not good. I have had my exposure to good cuban cuisine (living in Miami for some years) and I was prepared to be dissapointed but I am glad to say I was not. The food it is pretty good and the price we got was very reasonable. I ate "ropa vieja" because it was the special and I have to say I will eat that dish at Papis again. The problem with the place is that is pretty small but it really does not mattter if what you want is a casual dinner with friends.

Pros: Cheap prices, good serving

Cons: Small place

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Papi's opened close to two very good established Cuban restaurants, Las Palmaris and Havanah. I expected it to be outstanding with such good competition close by. But each chance I've given it has been a disappointment and I don't understand the popularity. The Cuban sandwiches are not up to the standard set by Havanah, tending to be a bit greasy. The flavor doesn't compare to the great blend of flavors and textures that Havanh has captured in their well balanced sandwich. Other dishes tend to be small and just don't have the pizzaz of those at Las Palmaris, or the wonderfully simple but bold flavors of those at Havanah. Service has been a bit surley to me. For better food and larger portions, Havanah is still tops. For slightly more refined food in nice surroundings, Las Palmeris wins.

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★★★☆☆

Papi's opened close to two very good established Cuban restaurants, Las Palmaris and Havanah. I expected it to be outstanding with such good competition close by. But each chance I've given it has been a disappointment and I don't understand the popularity. The Cuban sandwiches are not up to the standard set by Havanah, tending to be a bit greasy. The flavor doesn't compare to the great blend of flavors and textures that Havanh has captured in their well balanced sandwich. Other dishes tend to be small and just don't have the pizzaz of those at Las Palmaris, or the wonderfully simple but bold flavors of those at Havanah. Service has been a bit surley to me. For better food and larger portions, Havanah is still tops. For slightly more refined food in nice surroundings, Las Palmeris wins.

Pros: clean with good lighting

Cons: not the best food; service can be surley

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I went with some friends for lunch. The service was a little slow but the food was really good. I had the rice, beans and steak -- seasoned perfectly. Topped it off with a Cuban Milkshake. Yummy!

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★★★★☆

I went with some friends for lunch. The service was a little slow but the food was really good. I had the rice, beans and steak -- seasoned perfectly. Topped it off with a Cuban Milkshake. Yummy!

Pros: Price, food

Cons: slow service, parking, seating

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Loved: Dish of the day chicken, rice and beans, plantains. Guava Cuban milkshake is fabulous

Notes: Mostly just Cuban sandwiches and then daily plate specials. Great value and tastes just like Havana! Very friendly staff from Cuba and S. America.

My Bill: Under $10 for plate plus milkshake

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★★★★☆

Loved: Dish of the day chicken, rice and beans, plantains. Guava Cuban milkshake is fabulous

Notes: Mostly just Cuban sandwiches and then daily plate specials. Great value and tastes just like Havana! Very friendly staff from Cuba and S. America.

My Bill: Under $10 for plate plus milkshake

Pros: Cheap eats, authentic flavors

Cons: Not much atmosphere

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I am a Cuban from Miami and I have to say Papis is not what I thought it would be. I can only rate what I had which was a Pan con Bistec (Steak Sandwich), tostones (fried green plantains) and a Mango Juice. The Pan con Bistec wasnt the authentic sandwich which I have had all my life in Miami. The real Pan con Bistec consists of Cuban bread, steak, onions, lettuces, tomatoes and potatoe sticks. Papis version was not bad but it wasnt Cuban. The tostones tasted like the frozen kind and were severed with a jalape?o sauce. In Miami they are usually severed with a garlic sauce. FYI Cubans love garlic and is included in most of the dishes. The Mango juice was not bad at all. I did go with a friend and she had the Tuna Sandwich and said it was pretty good. In my opinion there is nothing like the Cuban food from Miami.

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★★★☆☆

I am a Cuban from Miami and I have to say Papis is not what I thought it would be. I can only rate what I had which was a Pan con Bistec (Steak Sandwich), tostones (fried green plantains) and a Mango Juice. The Pan con Bistec wasnt the authentic sandwich which I have had all my life in Miami. The real Pan con Bistec consists of Cuban bread, steak, onions, lettuces, tomatoes and potatoe sticks. Papis version was not bad but it wasnt Cuban. The tostones tasted like the frozen kind and were severed with a jalape?o sauce. In Miami they are usually severed with a garlic sauce. FYI Cubans love garlic and is included in most of the dishes. The Mango juice was not bad at all. I did go with a friend and she had the Tuna Sandwich and said it was pretty good. In my opinion there is nothing like the Cuban food from Miami.

Pros: Fast Service, Free Parking

Cons: Small Place, Thumbs down

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Excellent!! Moving here from Florida, I wasn't expecting any good Cuban cuisine in ATL. This place is actually better than places in Miami and Tampa Bay. The cuban sandwich is as good as the best I've had in St Pete, FL (which was always better than Miami) and the ropa vieja, papas rellenas, plantains, red and black beans are to die for! For this quality, I would expect to pay ALOT more. Definitely worth every penny and more.

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★★★★★

Excellent!! Moving here from Florida, I wasn't expecting any good Cuban cuisine in ATL. This place is actually better than places in Miami and Tampa Bay. The cuban sandwich is as good as the best I've had in St Pete, FL (which was always better than Miami) and the ropa vieja, papas rellenas, plantains, red and black beans are to die for! For this quality, I would expect to pay ALOT more. Definitely worth every penny and more.

Pros: Authenticity, food quality, price

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Finally made it to Papi's today for lunch with a good friend. Had the best Cuban Sandwich I've ever eaten, including the ones I've had in little Cuba, in Miami. The mojo spiked onto the sadwich just helped the flavors together. Topped it off with a fresh Mango milkshake! My frind had the grilled skirt steak, topped with grilled onions, and a side of blackbeans and rice, and plantains. Before I could even eat half my sandwich, he was already licking his plate, like a starving dog. Yes, he loved it also. Can't wait until my next visit!

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★★★★★

Finally made it to Papi's today for lunch with a good friend. Had the best Cuban Sandwich I've ever eaten, including the ones I've had in little Cuba, in Miami. The mojo spiked onto the sadwich just helped the flavors together. Topped it off with a fresh Mango milkshake! My frind had the grilled skirt steak, topped with grilled onions, and a side of blackbeans and rice, and plantains. Before I could even eat half my sandwich, he was already licking his plate, like a starving dog. Yes, he loved it also. Can't wait until my next visit!

Pros: Authentic Cuban Sandwiches, Friendly Cuban Staff!

Cons: Parking could be a problem, if driving!

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I went to Papi's last night and ordered "Papi's Vegetarian Plate"--grilled vegetables with rice and beans. I received what appeared to be a frozen Chinese stir-fry vegetable medley, complete with snow peas and water chestnuts. It was seasoned with a dash of adobo for that "Cuban" je ne sais quoi, but I was not fooled. Combine that with a pretty terrible margarita and the way-below-average Cuban sandwich my boyfriend got, and I'm really thinking that someone planted all these glowing reviews (which we relied on for our restaurant choice).

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Papi's last night and ordered "Papi's Vegetarian Plate"--grilled vegetables with rice and beans. I received what appeared to be a frozen Chinese stir-fry vegetable medley, complete with snow peas and water chestnuts. It was seasoned with a dash of adobo for that "Cuban" je ne sais quoi, but I was not fooled. Combine that with a pretty terrible margarita and the way-below-average Cuban sandwich my boyfriend got, and I'm really thinking that someone planted all these glowing reviews (which we relied on for our restaurant choice).

Pros: cheap

Cons: blatant Chinese vegetables

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We had a large group for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was perfect. The service was stellar and the food arrived quickly. The pricing is ideal for large groups and the downstairs area of the restaurant was both private and convenient. With free parking and a great atmosphere this restaurant can't be beaten as a good bet for small get togethers.

The food was delicious and all the guests vowed to come back again on their own. It is well worth the trip to Midtown from just about anywhere. There's a lack of pretension without sacrificing service or quality. One of my personal favorites for lunch or dinner!!

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★★★★★

We had a large group for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was perfect. The service was stellar and the food arrived quickly. The pricing is ideal for large groups and the downstairs area of the restaurant was both private and convenient. With free parking and a great atmosphere this restaurant can't be beaten as a good bet for small get togethers.

The food was delicious and all the guests vowed to come back again on their own. It is well worth the trip to Midtown from just about anywhere. There's a lack of pretension without sacrificing service or quality. One of my personal favorites for lunch or dinner!!

Pros: Great Food, Free Parking, Good Service

Cons: None!

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The food was fantastic. There is a great value for your money with every item on the menu. The fish is well seasoned and the plantains are exactly what they should be. The service is also fantastic. Deffinitely give it a try. The food is also filling and healthy. I am deffinitely going back!!!!!

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★★★★★

The food was fantastic. There is a great value for your money with every item on the menu. The fish is well seasoned and the plantains are exactly what they should be. The service is also fantastic. Deffinitely give it a try. The food is also filling and healthy. I am deffinitely going back!!!!!

Pros: good parking, prompt service, PRICE/taste

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This place is the tops in my book. Cheap food that is just excellent. The Cuban sandwiches there are to die for. As well as the chicken and steak and black beans. The service is friendly and comforting. The new dining area is beautiful and relaxing as well as cool during the hot summer months. Afterwards its nice to order a Cuban coffee and sit out on their sidewalk patio tables and just enjoy the afternoon.

PROS: Food, Price, Service
CONS: I wish they delivered!!

5
★★★★★

This place is the tops in my book. Cheap food that is just excellent. The Cuban sandwiches there are to die for. As well as the chicken and steak and black beans. The service is friendly and comforting. The new dining area is beautiful and relaxing as well as cool during the hot summer months. Afterwards its nice to order a Cuban coffee and sit out on their sidewalk patio tables and just enjoy the afternoon.

PROS: Food, Price, Service
CONS: I wish they delivered!!

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Their free live show on Fridays is awesome. Where cah you get great food with a award winning singer for the daily special price of $6.95??????
Definitely not in Atlanta.
They are starting beer and wine later this month.
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We come in groups from Crawford Long Hospital just to eat and have a good time.

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★★★★★

Their free live show on Fridays is awesome. Where cah you get great food with a award winning singer for the daily special price of $6.95??????
Definitely not in Atlanta.
They are starting beer and wine later this month.
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We come in groups from Crawford Long Hospital just to eat and have a good time.

Pros: FREE LIVE SHOW, Great FOOD, Great PRICES

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Has anyone seen the addition to our favorite cuban spot?? It is fantastic.....the downstairs dining room is a great addition with soon to be stocked bar with beer and wine, more room for larger parties and live entertainment on Friday nights....How can they get any better....thank you guys for the great food and now larger space....

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★★★★★

Has anyone seen the addition to our favorite cuban spot?? It is fantastic.....the downstairs dining room is a great addition with soon to be stocked bar with beer and wine, more room for larger parties and live entertainment on Friday nights....How can they get any better....thank you guys for the great food and now larger space....

Pros: food, price, entertainment

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I was very impressed with the food flavor, extremely well seasoned, not mexicam spicy nor hot. Great flavor, great taste. Most of the items are homemade. Therefore the quality and freshness is great. Very well impressed. I think they found a loyal customer.

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★★★★★

I was very impressed with the food flavor, extremely well seasoned, not mexicam spicy nor hot. Great flavor, great taste. Most of the items are homemade. Therefore the quality and freshness is great. Very well impressed. I think they found a loyal customer.

Pros: VERY FRESH, Great TASTE, Great FOOD

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very well priced for the amount of food. You know you are going totake it home to finish it tomorrow.

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★★★★★

very well priced for the amount of food. You know you are going totake it home to finish it tomorrow.

Pros: food, price, service

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This may sound strange, but the food here is better thatn Miami.

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★★★★★

This may sound strange, but the food here is better thatn Miami.

Pros: THE FOOD, music, price

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Just like in Miami. The food is extremely fresh and natural.

2
★★★★★

Just like in Miami. The food is extremely fresh and natural.

Pros: food, decor, all natural

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I just love it. Great food at a great price. Very eclectic.

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★★★★★

I just love it. Great food at a great price. Very eclectic.

Pros: food, food, food

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Very tasty food. I went there with some friends and can not wait to come back.

2
★★★★★

Very tasty food. I went there with some friends and can not wait to come back.

Pros: Flan, Sweet plaintains

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No wonder it is an Atlatna Journal pick. It is a gem

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★★★★★

No wonder it is an Atlatna Journal pick. It is a gem

Pros: Great Cuban sandwich, nice atmosphere, has parking

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A cool neighborhood restaurant. It's situated on the corner of Myrtle and Ponce. Food is really tasty and the portions are huge. Excellent take out spot! The sandwiches are huge and full of flavor.
If you are in the area, and want a quick bite, give papi's a try you won't regret it

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★★★★★

A cool neighborhood restaurant. It's situated on the corner of Myrtle and Ponce. Food is really tasty and the portions are huge. Excellent take out spot! The sandwiches are huge and full of flavor.
If you are in the area, and want a quick bite, give papi's a try you won't regret it

Pros: Great new dining room, Quick service, Great location

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Papi's is a cool neighborhood Cuban food joint. It's situated on the corner of Myrtle and Ponce in a part of Midtown currently renewing itself. The food is really tasty and the portions are huge. The bread that comes with the sandwiches is great. I recommend the green plantains...whatever they're called. Beware however if you add anything extra to the combos they tend to be expensive.

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★★★★☆

Papi's is a cool neighborhood Cuban food joint. It's situated on the corner of Myrtle and Ponce in a part of Midtown currently renewing itself. The food is really tasty and the portions are huge. The bread that comes with the sandwiches is great. I recommend the green plantains...whatever they're called. Beware however if you add anything extra to the combos they tend to be expensive.

Pros: Location, Taste, Portions

Cons: few menu choices

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I previously reviewed papis a while ago... and its time for me to change my tune!

They have sold out!!! I don't blame them, hell I'd do it for the money too, but the commercial changes made to the tiny place I used to know, have destroyed my favorite cuban place in the city!
Prices have skyrocketed, It no longer feels like a home cooked meal, and you can definately tell that the ingredients are of the frozen variety!

I was heartbroken when I went back to Papis, and I made my opinion very clear to the management, whom shook his head as if to say "who cares"

I have put my previous review below just to show how much I cared for this place!

"Papis on ponce is an excellent take out spot! The sandwiches are huge and full of flavor, the daily specials are always a good bet at $6.

However don't plan to dine in, its a tiny seating area without A/C.

If you are in the area, and want a quick bite, give papi's a try you won't regret it"

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★☆☆☆☆

I previously reviewed papis a while ago... and its time for me to change my tune!

They have sold out!!! I don't blame them, hell I'd do it for the money too, but the commercial changes made to the tiny place I used to know, have destroyed my favorite cuban place in the city!
Prices have skyrocketed, It no longer feels like a home cooked meal, and you can definately tell that the ingredients are of the frozen variety!

I was heartbroken when I went back to Papis, and I made my opinion very clear to the management, whom shook his head as if to say "who cares"

I have put my previous review below just to show how much I cared for this place!

"Papis on ponce is an excellent take out spot! The sandwiches are huge and full of flavor, the daily specials are always a good bet at $6.

However don't plan to dine in, its a tiny seating area without A/C.

If you are in the area, and want a quick bite, give papi's a try you won't regret it"

Pros: NONE

Cons: Sell OUTS!!!!

 

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