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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

13586 Village Park, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32837 (Hunters Creek)
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Ranked #40 of 3,117 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hunters Creek
Description: With a long list of positive press and great reviews since its opening, Padrinos Cuban Bistro prides itself on preparing authentic Cuban dishes ranging from Palomilla Steak and Seafood Paella, to the original style Cuban sandwich. Also well known for their signature desserts, the restaurant can offers favorites such as the Cuban Flan and Tres Leches, a homemade semi-sponge cake saturated in a sweet combination of three milks.
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355 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Northern Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was excellent. Be sure to go hungry as the portions are generous. The service was extremely personable and efficient. Our waiter was one of the most genuinely friendly, nice people who have ever waited on us. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Cuban food or wants to try Cuban food. The atmosphere is casual and... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews 172 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Do not hesitate to eat at Padrino's. This was one of THE best meals I have ever had!! The food, the service, the ambiance- all fantastic. First we were brough a basket of (what we think) was fried plantains- and they were amazing. They came with this light unsuspecting garlic sauce- yum yum yum. We started off with an appetizer... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic experience, from beginning to end. Our waitress couldn't have been nicer - very attentive, informative and just a very sweet person. The décor inside is very different, and fun. We were seated right away and our orders taken. The food was delicious - I had the Caribbean Ribs, which were fall-off-the-bone tender and well seasoned. Other meals- whether meat... More

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Ellenton, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent cuban restaurant I have ever been. Beautiful decoration, great service and a large variety of plates (not too many options for the vegetarian lovers). Fast service, they even made a drink for me that they don't normally serve (beer with sprite equal parts = clarita in Spain). Large portions and price just right. And very tasty flan and bread... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I didn't think I would like a local Cuban restaurant that much but this place is exceptional. Great food with large portions at fair prices.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We order Tony's mofongo, it had yellow sweet plantains. This is not the authentic way of making mofongo. Definitely, did not like it. The pastelillos appetizers were ready good and the croquetas were ok. The lunch size churasco seemed small, it was accompanied with black beans and white rice. The yucca with garlic was very tasty. The prices are reasonable,... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have traveled to many places and tried Cuban restaurants but have never found one this good! The food was outstanding; and the drinks! My family tried various dishes and they were all excellent. My favorite is the traditional Cubano sandwich. The Churrasco Skirt Steak is also wonderful. Don't forget desert - Flan! You will have a great experience if... More

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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my husband and my 5 year old daughter after reading reviews here on this website. At first, I didn't have the best impression because our waiter took long to come to our table, about 10 minutes we waited for him. We ordered fiesta tostones for appetizer and it was delicious!!! I recommend everyone to try... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There is one "must do" any time we visit the Orlando area: eat at Padrino's. The décor is warm and cozy, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the food is outstanding. Don't think we say that lightly. We lived in Miami more than three decades. We are used to (and addicted to) home cooked Cuban food and little authentic... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The restaurant has a classic friendly atmosphere. The sits are cosy and comfortable, they have fried platain chips with a garlic sauce as complementary entre. The food is good and their flan is a desert to die for, drinks were great and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Highly recomended!!!!!!!

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