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422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
407-281-4700
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mofongo do-over

I tried the Bacalaitos which were fresh and crispy. I also ordered the steak with chimichurri and arroz con grandiose. Both had great flavor but it should have been on the hot side. I blame this on our waitress who was not attentive to bringing our dinner plates on time. We sent back the heart... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
TravLin93
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Orlando, Fl
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orlando, Fl
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I tried the Bacalaitos which were fresh and crispy. I also ordered the steak with chimichurri and arroz con grandiose. Both had great flavor but it should have been on the hot side. I blame this on our waitress who was not attentive to bringing our dinner plates on time. We sent back the heart shaped Valentine's Day mofongo because... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was in the mood for something out of the ordinary this evening and since the wife was not joining me, I chose to just find something new. While sitting at the light I pulled up the restaurants near me and Guavate came up. I pulled up their FB page and it had a lot of reviews and a good... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I went to Guavate today and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly! I have wanted to try this restaurant for a while but it is usually busy (it's that good). We decided to try it even if it was a bit on the busy side and had no issues. They found us a table pretty quick! The... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have not in Guavate for a while because the last time I was there the did no honor my 20 people reservation and we have to go to another restaurant. I gave them another try today for lunch. The lunch menu is reasonable $7.99 to $9.99 but their coffee and juices are outrageous. I paid $3.99 for a glass... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's not the first time I and my family have been to this restautant but the staff need more training how to treat customers. No customers no business.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My Cruz taken me here for a great Puerto Rican dish and I love it. The staff was helpful and very friendly. And my monfogo was excellent and freakin tasty! The three lecia cake was yummy! Great place to stop and taste some great Rican food!!!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food was very good. It was hot and delicious. The service was a little slow, but it was worth it. There were lots of choices on the menu and the give you free bread as an appetizer.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you love Puerto Rican food, you gotta check out Guavate! Authentic food, huge portions, delicious sangria! For starters try the alcapurrias de mariscos- root vegetable fritters stuffed with seafood! Also, rellenos de papa - mini potato balls stuffed with seafood, YUM! The pièce de résistance is the stuffed mofongo! You can get it stuffed with any kind of meat... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is the only place I know that does not have a kid's menu. I had to order a full adult meal for my 5 year old and not only that, I was charged around $3.00 for a cup of milk. This is definetly not family oriented, the food was ok but there are better places nearby.

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Guavate is a region in the mountains of Puerto Rico, where you will find mile after mile of lechoneras. Lechoneras are akin to southern BBQ joints. But what you will experience is true Puerto Rican roasted pork that is so delicious even Anthony Bourdain and George Zimmer agree, it is the best pork ever. In the Waterford Lakes area just... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?