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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

13586 Village Park, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32837 (Hunters Creek)
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Ranked #41 of 3,089 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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89% Recommend
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English first
Eagle River, Alaska, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Wanted the Cuban food experience and found this place when I was attending a conference in Orlando. Loved the Mojitos and the appetizer of Plantain chips. Food was good. It was alittle dark inside, but felt an authentic vibe!

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've been going here on a consistent basis for now 7 years. Very good Cuban food! The roast pork dish is so good (my favorite)! I've also tried the "arroz con pollo", the "ropa vieja" and the skirt steak. You can't go wrong! We go with the kids too, they really like the plantain chips with garlic sauce which are... More

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NY State
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here a few nights ago and it is one of the best meals i've had in Orlando! Staff was very attentive and helpful. Restaurant itself is a bit noisy, but not overwhelming, and there was a guitarist plucking away and singing. He was good! My husband had the ropa vieja, and I had the churrasco steak with chimichurri.... More

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Redondo Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good Cuban place. Food is great. Drinks are ok. Service is decent. We were here for a work convention and came as a group. Would recommend if craving Cuban food.

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Orange, California
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is nice and the food great. Prices are reasonable and the food portions big. The give you a free basket of plantain chips with garlic sauce that are great. Be careful though because they are filling. I had the skirt steak and it was great!

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Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of my favorite places in the area. The only thing I noticed this time was my food was not very hot. I like hot food. They were very busy like always. No problem. The food was excellent. I will be back

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Madison, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had a 1 day layover in Orlando and was craving some Cuban food... Looked up options and discovered this place. Loved the food and service. Would recommend to anyone.

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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant because we were meeting a friend staying on the south side of town at one of the resorts. All of our original selections, Johnnie's Hideaway and a few others were not open for lunch so we trusted Trip Advisor for a review, and chose Padrino's as it seemed to be the only logical choice... More

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san juan
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Good food but service needs to be improved. Dark place. Prices are fair. Good but dissapointed with the service

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We should have tried this restaurant when we first got here, as we would have come back for more :). The fresh plantain strips and garlic sauce they serve when you first sit down are delicious!!!! My husband had the Cuban sandwich with ham, cheese and roast pork with pickles and a little mustard on fresh Cuban bread, pressed...very good.... More

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