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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

13586 Village Park, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32837 (Hunters Creek)
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Ranked #30 of 3,052 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

we went on a saturday afternoon so it wasn't busy at all so we were served right away...service & food were great...my wife suggested this place & I'm glad she did...

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Billingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Padrino's because of the reviews and always like to try something new when visiting Orlando - big mistake! - Below average food, below average service and below average decor ( if the food and service are great, I don't mind about the decor) Plantains and onion dip - greasy and mediocre Coconut mojito - not as good as... More

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Pleasant Lake, IN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Padrino's food quality and taste was excellent. For appetizers the Croquetas de Yuca and Picadillo Empanadas were very flavorful. The entrees of Chilindron de Carnero and Pollo Asado were excellent. Good presentation and well seasoned. Server was very attentive and the atmosphere pleasant. Excellent meal. Well recommended.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is wonderful!! Everything about this restaurant is great, the food, the drinks, the staff. If we ever are back in town we will stop again. This is an authentic Cuban restaurant. The fried plantain chips and garlic and onion dip is better than it sounds, a must go to place.

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

When we travel to Orlando and crave Cuban food we go to Padrino's. Restaurant is clean and they had live music. We had the vaca frita, lechon asado, arroz imperial and the breaded palomilla steak and they're all as good as most places back home in Miami, the coconut mojitos are a must. Service is great and the food is... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to Padrino's Cuban Bistro for dinner. We shared appetizers: Picadillo Empanadas which are crispy pastries stuffed with seasoned ground beef with guava chutney. The other was Fiesta Tostones which are pressed green plantains, topped with creole chicken or chorizo sausage, cheese and fresh cilantro tomato salsa. We both liked the picadillo empanadas so much better. My husband had... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was psyched to find a Padrino's in Orlando. (I lived near a Padrino's in S. Florida and we'd go at least once a week.) Nothing too special when compared to all the great cuban food in S. Florida, but really great when you live in CO. All of the usual suspects. You can't go wrong.

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Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a large group of 12 professionals eat here. The food was outstanding, and the service was amazing. This place does not take reservations, so try and call before you leave, and they may save you a table. Food was authentic, flavourful, and priced well. Highly recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

First off, the idiot from Belgium likely has no idea what good Cuban food tastes like. While being a "gringo", I love Cuban food and have eaten it in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, New York, Houston and Los Angeles.....I think I know good Cuban food. And, this place has really good Cuban food! I had lunch here on 3/25/14. The... More

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San Clemente, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The world that comes to mind is authentic. The atmosphere, the staff, the food and the mojitos were outstanding. If you are looking for great Cuban food away in Orlando this is the place!

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