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Copacabana

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320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
352-385-9000
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Maybe Best Cuban in Central Florida

Great Cuban food. Pretty authentic. We had Cuban Sandwich, pork, chicken, and beef dishes. All very good. Black beens and white rice were good, but the yellow rice with red beens was superb. I had fried, marinated pork with onions - also very good. Drinks were very weak, and the service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Bill G
,
Longwood, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Longwood, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Cuban food. Pretty authentic. We had Cuban Sandwich, pork, chicken, and beef dishes. All very good. Black beens and white rice were good, but the yellow rice with red beens was superb. I had fried, marinated pork with onions - also very good. Drinks were very weak, and the service was very slow both times we've been here. So,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The food and atmosphere are very authentic. Try the ropa vieja or any of the chicken dishes ....the plantains are perfectly seasoned as are the frijoles rojos. We sat outside and enjoyed the Spanish music and beautiful Central Florida air. The service was a little slow but all of the staff and the owner were very friendly. We simply took... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is very good, however the service is very slow, especially on weekends. The last time that I visited Copacabana was a Saturday around 1:30. Our waiter was also working as the bartender and we had to wait an extremely long time to order, receive our food, and to receive our checks.

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Orlando Fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant twice and the food is delicious . The staff is attentive . I would reccomend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys good Cuban food.

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St. Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I both ordered pork dishes. Both were delicious! The portions were huge! We both ordered the mojitos which were very good. The waiter came back to check on us and I told him I needed more water. I didn't see him again until he brought out the bill. Other than forgetting our water refills the service was... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Great Cuban food spot. I always thoroughly enjoy my meals here. You must try the sauce they bring out - not sure what it's called but the guy told me it's the Cuban equivalent of ketchup though not at all like ketchup in flavor. It was awesome! Wish I had some now to put on everything! The service was a... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for years. The food is always authentic, fast and tasty. The owner is always on property and visits each table. If you haven't tried Cuban food before, make this first and last place you go… It's that good!

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United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I found this little gem a couple of years ago when visiting Mount Dora, Florida and stop in for lunch whenever we are in town. Not on the main road but worth looking for. Everything is delicious and authentic. The Cuban sandwich is perfectly made and big enough for 2. You won't be disappointed.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being from south Florida, we enjoy a plethora of Cuban restaurants. We know and cook our own Cuban food. Frankly, we were surprised how good Copacabana was in this quaint little town in the lakes region of Florida. All the great cuban dishes I cannot spell correctly were great. Don't miss this place. The food was great and worth every... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is fresh and well done. Working in Miami for over 20 years you learn what good Cuban food should be. This is it the best in Central Florida.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 352-385-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?