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“Yum!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pao Gostoso Bakery

Pao Gostoso Bakery
5472 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
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Ranked #16 of 79 Bakeries in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Brazilian, Cafe, South American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Florida Center
West New York, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I love the beef empanada here. Good food and good price. I wish the menu was clearer though. The two mornings we went, the place was packed with locals. the bakery items was great. The powdered donut with cream fillings was just right. It is yummy!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Thank Aimz78
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Vero Beach
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“So good !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This food is fantastic, all fresh, try the chicken ball called coixinha its shredded chicken inside lovely soft warm delicious bread, good price , fresh real orange juice. Muito Bom!

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A little taste of Brazilian snacks in Orlando”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I've been at Pao Gostoso many times and I don't have any complaints. Orange juice is freshly squeezed. Passion fruit (Maracuja), Cashew (Caju), Guava (Goiaba), and Sugar Cane (Cana) are fresh and really good too. I love Pao de Queijo (cheese rolls) but they are good when they first come out the oven, otherwise they are eadible but not as good, the best way to taste them is buying at the Brazilian grocery (in the same plaza) and make them yourself. That is what I do. Coxinha, Esfirra, Pao de Frios are made fresh and they taste like if you just bought in any Bakery in Brazil! Their little desserts are superb... I can't decide wich one is my favorite. Quindim, Rocambole de Doce de Leite, Pastel de Nata, Queijadinha, and so on... hmmmmm, they are delicious! It is a little pricey, but since I don't know how to make them, I am glad I can have a little treat everytime we go to Orlando. Like I said, there are some items (like pao de queijo) that if they are not eaten as soon as they come out from oven, they don't taste so good but there are alternatives and it is worthy to try. Will come back!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank Ilovetotravel211
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Not the first time that i go there, and i still disapointed. The pao de queijos were old and when i complained about it, they get mad at me, like i was the wrong one. prices are very expensive...i just cant believe that i spend 7 dollars for 2 pao de queijos and an orange juice (small by the way). Brazilian places are always great, but not this one!!! never again

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
2 Thank Rafapis
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Orlando, Florida
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146 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Food for Supermodels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Have you noticed Brazil on the Rise in Orlando? A few years ago there weren’t many, if at all any, Brazilian Restaurants much less a Brazilian Bakery. Now there are more Brazilian Steakhouses than you can throw a Brazilian Supermodel at. I am sure you have heard of the mammoth meat feeding at places like Texas de Brazil, Nelore, and Fogo de Chao. But have you ventured to the Brazilian Plaza on International Dr. and walked into Pao Gostoso Bakery?

This semi circular plaza has a one way entrance and exit. It houses a huge Brazilian Grocery store, restaurant, shops, and Pao Gostoso Bakery. There are recent additions of outdoor patio style and sidewalk seating. The interior is airy and voluminous, with brightly painted ceiling air vents. Interior seating caters to sweet indulgences, while take out is an option. The menu features sandwiches, burgers, and Brazilian steak specialties. But the Supermodel here is Brazilian Pastries. These sumptuous goddesses are sweet and salted, baked to a perfect Brazilian tan.

Puff pastry with red dot is filled with Guava and cream cheese, other puffed pastry is filled with dulce de leche, two egg custard tarts and a pumpkin milk cake. Amazing flakiness and textures here, not too over sweet.

Cornmeal and milk cake – good balance of sweetness, amazing corn texture and flavor.

Dulce de leche cake with nuts – creamy and sweet dulce de leche, crumbly cake. Sinful!

Flan – sweet, silky, smooth, velvet sins.

Cashew Fruit Drink – is sold under the Brazilian Gourmet Brand, which carries various other native Brazilian fruit drinks such as Guava, Mango, and Passion. Dubbed as the “most liberal fruit” for its exposed nut (look carefully in the picture), this fruit drink actually taste like a fresh cashew fruit. I am amazed that this drink manages to neutralize the sour taste of cashew fruit and not overpower with sweetness. Yes, I have eaten a fresh cashew fruit.

There are so many different pastries in this bakery that I just can’t sample them all in one shot. With Brazil set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer we should all eat more Brazilian cuisine and pastry. Don’t you think?

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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