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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

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 76
    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
Great Cuban Food at a Reasonable Price

This restaurant was a very pleasant and tasty surprise. We have been to Mount Dora numerous times and have never tried Copacabana. I'm glad someone recommended this place! The food was awesome, the portions were more than one person could eat and it was warm and homey...all for a very reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
HoppyCC
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Cape Coral, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a very pleasant and tasty surprise. We have been to Mount Dora numerous times and have never tried Copacabana. I'm glad someone recommended this place! The food was awesome, the portions were more than one person could eat and it was warm and homey...all for a very reasonable price. The place was busy, but we were seated... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My friends and I quickly stopped by Copacabana craving a refreshing Cuban Mojito. I am Cuban American and I like to think that I know what a good mojito tastes like, and their Mojito was pretty good. Not anything crazy and out of this world good, but it was refreshing and what I was looking for. Only issue with my... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Early dinner on the outdoor deck. Excellent food and very good service. Portions were so generous that we had lunch for the next day. The

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Mount Dora, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the REAL deal in Cuban Cuisine. Never had even a mediocre meal here. The service and friendliness are great and the atmosphere super for Lunch of Dinner. If you like Flan.. GO Early!, but the guave aor Coconut breadpudding is a super back up and the Coffee... well its just excellent.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We are from out of town, so we just stumbled across this place. Since we are from an area with a high Cuban population, we have had quite a bit of Cuban food. So it was quite unexpected to find excellent Cuban food in an out-of-the-way place like Mt. Dora. My wife ordered the Fricase de Polo con Papas and... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Let me start by saying that Copacabana is my favorite Cuban restaurant in the area. The food is always amazing and I love the atmosphere. The service, however, is getting so bad that we may not go again. It has always been slow, but not a big deal when you are in good company. There is a new lady working... More 

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Milton, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The prices here were very reasonable and the food was spot on. We had a party of 6 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. Service was good and the food came in a timely manner.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

They have the best food and THE best mojitos ! The stuffed red peppers are amazing and the Copa Mojito are my favs. Great prices too ! You won't be disappointed!

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Excellent portions for the price. Fresh food and sumptuous sides. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgable. The chicken was huge, well seasoned and juicy.

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Longwood, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 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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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?