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422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pre-Game Dinner

Had a good experience yesterday before the UCF Game. You have to give yourself EXTRA time since the food is prepared FRESH! Staff was GREAT!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Jim S
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horrible service! We were seated at a dirty table with food all over the floor under it after waiting 30 minutes. Waitstaff was unbelievably rude. We waited way too long for overpriced food in this noisy and overcrowded hole in the wall. There are other restaurants in the area with good food AND good service - AVOID.

Thank Raquel D
Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had been hearing about Guavate for a while and I finally decided to take my aunt for her birthday. I ordered the Mofongo with Churrasco and Shrimp, my brother ordered Mofongo with fried pork chunks and my mother and aunt both ordered the "Plato Navideño" or Holiday Plate which consisted of yellow rice and pigeon peas, one pastel and... More 

Thank TravelChic407
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had a good experience yesterday before the UCF Game. You have to give yourself EXTRA time since the food is prepared FRESH! Staff was GREAT!

Thank Jim S
Orlando, FL
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by a good friend of ours from Puerto Rico. We had some high expectations and the food did not disappoint. Everything our party of 5 had was delicious. Especially the mofongo which is what is their house specialty. The cheese flan and tres leches were homemade and really tastey.

Thank lgriller
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Went there for a craving of a biftec with rice and Mofongo. I decided to adventure a little, and ordered the Yuca Mofongo. I'm glad I did. The whole order came out good, fresh and warm. The Yuca Mofongo was just spectacular. Soft, and with crunchy pieces of chicharron and right amount of garlic. The beans could have had more... More 

1 Thank O N
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206 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is the best authentic Puerto Rican food I have tasted this side of Hato Rey! The Pernil mofongo stuffed with house-made chicharrones is amazing. I don't know about the other reviews stating that you don't get a lot of food for the money. I was stuffed when I left there. I will concede that it was very expensive. Route... More 

Thank Mike G
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Gets very busy so the waitresses don't come to refill the drinks as fast. Long wait be served. Best to call ahead and make reservations as it gets busy.

Thank Frogray
New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Its a really nice small place. Food is really good, everyone is great! However, upon entering it took the host 15 minutes to come towards the front door to put our name on the list. She is a GREAT host, please do not let this confuse your decision on going. She wants to make sure the tables are getting put... More 

Thank kemia w
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Too expensive, price is not worth the food. The food is ok, just not worth what they charge for it. Paid $17 for one piece of chicken breast filet and sauce. The fried plantain I ordered was 5 small bites. I would not waste my money here.

Thank Kev F
Perth Amboy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our party of four was greeted and seated within minutes. Our server was outstanding: He was very attentive, answered all questions, and offered recommendations. I read other reviews that negatively commented on the staff. While I did see a hostess that might warrant those comments, that did not impact us. Our server was fantastic! I ordered the skirt steak, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-281-4700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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