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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Taste of Cuba in Central Florida

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Gail458
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United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Wildwood, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We lunched here on one of the busiest days of the year, during the Mount Dora Art Show. The service was great and the food wonderful. I've never been to Cuba, yet it did remind me of the food from Puerto Rico. Would definitely visit and recommend this restaurant.

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Sanford, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Out and about on a pretty day...read other trip advisor reviews and decided to try it... Food was very good, authentic and plentiful. Sat outside on the patio. Not to loud and out of sun. Will definitely go back!

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Mount Dora, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Mount Dora's eclectic mix of fine dining continues with this wonderful ethnic offering. A favorite for locals and visitors alike, I always take my out of town guests here for a meal.

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DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Cuban food in Central Florida. We drive from Deland at least once a month. Try the fried pork chunks but everything we have ordered has been wonderful.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food was great. We enjoyed a late dinner outside on the patio. Service was good as well. We were there with friends and we had a blast. Would definitely visit again

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We wanted to try something a bit different, and stopped here for lunch based on the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We were very disappointed with the food and the service. People were pleasant but just not very attentive. I think we saw our server three times. I ordered the macitas de puerco. I pork was overcooked, very dry... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In Mount Dora for the Art Festival, we decided to try Copacabana for some Cuban food. They had a limited menu due to the festival but it wanted limited to flavor. My wife and I both had pork dishes and could not have been happier with our selections. Hers was shredded pork cooked with onions, yellow rice, yucca, black beans... More 

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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?