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Copacabana

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Caribbean, Greek, Cuban
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320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
352-385-9000
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    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
How in the Heck did Cuba Invade Mount Dora???

Have heard of a nameless Cuban restaurant tucked away in Mount Dora, FL but didn't give it much thought as felt certain it was probably a tourist trap in a tourist town. WRONG. Copacabana has EXCLLENT, AUTHENTIC, APPETIZING, DELCIOUS Cuban cuisine! My first clue was the fact there wasn't a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Eduard_Pineiro
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Have heard of a nameless Cuban restaurant tucked away in Mount Dora, FL but didn't give it much thought as felt certain it was probably a tourist trap in a tourist town. WRONG. Copacabana has EXCLLENT, AUTHENTIC, APPETIZING, DELCIOUS Cuban cuisine! My first clue was the fact there wasn't a table to be had, and this on an evening when... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went here for lunch and had a good experience. The service was quick and cheerful, and there was enough food that we could've shared a sandwich and both been full. The fried plantains were soft and sweet with good flavor, the cuban sandwich was good and they have a chimichurri sauce that added a nice taste. I'm not a... More 

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Raleigh
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What is not to dislike? There is something for everyone and it was all delicious. The decor is cute and the outside setting was lovely on the pretty summer night when we went.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Was excited to try this restaurant for the first time. Went by myself and was seated with a menu. Waited 20 minutes and not once did a server attempt to take even a drink order. Servers would walk by and try not to make eye contact. Got up and walked next store to the Green Goblin to eat. What a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I think I was expecting more. The outside patio was charming but the ambience stopped at that point. We stepped into a small, noisy interior with very close seating. The service was slow but friendly. Our drinks, Margarita (Not Good) & Mojito (Excellent) took some time to arrive. We ordered Drunk Shrimp and Arroz Con Pollo, Both were just ok.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow!!!!!!! Amazing!!!! We're a Hispanic family so we eat Hispanic food at home when I cook. But this food was delicious beyond. This has become my new Saturday night dinner with the family. The food is grate. The staff is very friendly, as if were family. The drinks were perfect. The price was not bad. The waiter knew the menu... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The drunk shrimp was to die for- the mojito's were tasty and the food was served on time. We all left with a smile on our face and very satisfied. Portion sizes were really decent and the menu had plenty to choose from.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was fantastic. It was plentiful and hot and looked amazing. The service was lacking. We had a long wait before anyone even noticed we were there to be seated...and it was a long wait between waiter visits. We weren't the only one. The restaurant looked fairly deserted of staff...even though it was full of customers. It worked out... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We are regulars at Copacabana because we've never had a bad meal there. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. This is a local favorite for many year round residents. The owner and staff are friendly and while the service can sometimes be slow during peak periods, the food is worth the wait. My Cuban friends also love it... More 

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Keflavik, Iceland
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

First time here and we didn't know what to expect. They were very busy so it took some time for the food to arrive, but that didn't bother us because the atmosphere of the place was great. Service was attentive and courteous, food was excellent.

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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  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 352-385-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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?