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“The best Cuban food in Orlando!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rice and Beans Cocina Latina Waterford Lakes

Rice and Beans Cocina Latina Waterford Lakes
504 N Alafaya Trl, Ste 106, Orlando, FL 32828-4368
407-380-9962
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Ranked #550 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Latin
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Kissimmee FL
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The best Cuban food in Orlando!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you are looking for, not just good but great Cuban/Dominican/Puerto Rican food in central Florida then this is the place for you. This has become our hangout every Friday, even though is about a half hour from us, but the drive is so worth it. We haven't had a bad meal here yet. From the Churrascos, to the mofongos, to the Ropa vieja, to the mariquitas, everything is delicious. The service is equally great, and the owners are super friendly and welcoming. The best part is the price, we have been here with 6 people and ordered appetizers and entrees and spent less than $100.00. Their dinning room and bar area are brand new and very elegant. They have live piano on the weekend so its a great place to just kick back and relax with your spouse and a good bottle of wine, or just a great place for families and large groups. The only thing they need is a Happy Hour with just a couple of affordable wines or beers!! Besides that, I assure you, you will not find better food anywhere but in your mom's kitchen.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Orlando, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Sword Fish with Tostones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant many time but I tried the sword fish and is really good. Instead of getting 2 differents sides I got extra tostones. The service is excellent you are treated like family. The cortaditos (expresso coffee with a small amount of milk) is the best in town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were here on vacation and just wanted some Puerto Rican food so we found this place and had a great time there. The food was great the drinks great the server that helped us was horrible, very bad attitude and just not happy about her job. We had to wait to get drinks and mind you the place was not busy and they were in the back just chatting away till I walked up and asked if we can get our drink And she was just not pleasant. Too much playing around with the girls that work there but I do have to say the food is great and will be back again to give them a second chance. Fix the chatter with the girls and not have people wait to be seated while the restaurant is not busy at all with 3 guest. Se you in June.

Visited October 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mucho Gusto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love Rice and Beans! The food is fantastic and the service has always been good. Now they have the full-service restaurant next door and its twice as big. The Pernil is fantastic - so flavorful. We love the Pastelón. My family actually requests it. For a light meal try the Media Noche. The portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. We eat there at least once a month, but could probably go weekly!

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Poor Service,Bad Attitude”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We used to come here twice a week, because the food is always good but the service is terrible and the attitude of the kids behind the counter is bad( specially Idonis). We recommend to come and order to go, because not even the servers on the new site have knowledge of the food and if you sit on the new site be ready to wait over 30 minutes for your food. Food is good but service is what make you think is you go or not, we are not coming back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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