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422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
407-281-4700
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 20
    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
A Puerto Rican Picnic!!

If you read any of my other reviews, you would notice that I am a "foodie" and always looking for a culinary experience. I don't really write about the atmosphere because if the food is great, who care about the art on the walls?- am I right? So, I saw women eating something very yummy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Leigh E
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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Oviedo, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Puerto Rican food at it's best been going to Gauvate to eat for the past year and the food is excellent.I've been to Gauvate in Puerto Rico and this restaurant reminds me of the food back home the service is good and the place is clean sometimes there's a bit of a wait but worth it.Try the mofongo they have... More 

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Thank victor c
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read any of my other reviews, you would notice that I am a "foodie" and always looking for a culinary experience. I don't really write about the atmosphere because if the food is great, who care about the art on the walls?- am I right? So, I saw women eating something very yummy and inquired- the daily special... More 

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Thank Leigh E
Washington
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258 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flying in and out of Orlando I had time to hit up my favorite Rican restaurant. They did not disappoint. The Pork Mofongo is superb and so filling I had little room for anything else. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is divine. I will be back every time I am in or near Orlando!

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Thank Mike G
Cumming
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I was told about Guavate before I arrived in Orlando. This is a can't miss place but you better get there early. There was a line out of the door when I arrived. Thank goodness we had placed a to go order as seating was a high commodity. I ended up talking to the security guard while waiting for my... More 

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Thank Rafiqtheemcee
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Guavate has now become my favorite Spanish restaurant in Orlando. We went on a Wednesday night in the place was completely packed out. Luckily we did not have to wait long for a party of seven. We got the seafood appetizers which were great. The wait was a little long but expected for the quality of some really good Spanish... More 

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Thank David R
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

There is no formal waiting area. The floor is sticky and dirty. The service is horrendous. We waited for a long time for a table. Everything that we ordered was greasy and salty. The waiter did not pay any attention to us, to the point that we had to call him. My husband ordered rice and it was cold. The... More 

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1 Thank Nais9110
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The shrimp mofongo at Guavate is the best I've had. The only downside to this location is that it's small so it gets packed quickly.

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Thank Sandy L
Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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.

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Thank Raquel D
Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

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 

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3 Thank TravelChic407
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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!

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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: Spanish

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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