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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 158
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    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
One of Mount Dora's best restaurants

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

While studying Cuba we got a taste of the Cuban food here. Went to lunch around 1on a Monday. Was not busy and the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding. I got the pan con bistec sandwich. The green sauce was so good. Highly recommend for great sandwiches. It was slightly slow but with a quiet atmosphere... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went last week with family and friends to this restaurant because I wanted to eat Cuban food, but I was very disappointed with the service. The servers were very unfriendly and the food was cold. One of my friends dinner, her fish was burned. Our waiter did not ask how I would like my steak cooked. The only good... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We headed to Mt. Dora for the afternoon to walk the boardwalk and town. Being that it was summer in Florida around noon, we were desperate for some nice air conditioning and food by lunchtime. Copacabana was the first place we saw, and although no one was on the patio (no surprise) once we stepped inside it was abuzz with... More 

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went in with not very high expectations....boy, was I wrong. The Copacabana is smallish cafe type setting, very clean and fresh looking. Julie, our server, was helpful and honest and the service was excellent. I had the empanadas which were very large and very tasty with two sauces (my favorite, the green sauce). I tried one of each (chicken... More 

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been in different restaurants around Orlando, but this is one of my favorite ones when it comes to Cuban food. I live in Altamonte Springs and I don't mind driving 40-45 min to Mount Dora for this treat. I have tried papa rellena, masitas y pollo, and everything is delicious. Prices are very decent for the quality and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Authentic cuisine!! Like the shaded alley location, nighttime dj, and abundant service. Maybe a little over staffed but it was 4th of July and we came just before dinner. Delicious food though!

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food is Quality for the money. Always great service and friendly. Try their Pan con Bistec on their sandwich board. Its a grilled Palomilla steak/onion/mozzarella cheese/lettuce/tomato on Cuban bread. Nice size .They also give you two different sauces to try with your meal. Try their black been side as well. They give you raw onions to put on it. Also... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a group of 4 for dinner and all liked our meals. The server was not rude but he was quite preoccupied. He took a while to get our orders, which was not too bad, but he served our meals holding a phone to his ear with his shoulder. And I called him back a few minutes later because... More 

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Additional Information about Copacabana

Address: 320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
Phone Number: 352-385-9000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
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
Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?