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Copacabana

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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
13523859000
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
Description: Authentic Cuban cuisine! Opened since 2009! Delicious and fresh home...
Authentic Cuban cuisine! Opened since 2009! Delicious and fresh home cooking! Great quality! Voted best mojitos and Cuban sandwich in Central Florida! We take reservations for Special Occasions! We hold large parties!(Indoors & Outdoors seating!) Experienced staff!
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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Art Festival lunch stop

We were enjoying the Mt. Dora Art Festival and decided to try this place out. I'm sure glad that we did. The food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive. They were extremely busy, but were calm and worked like an all star team. I would have given them a perfect rating but I felt the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Prelude1053
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Lake Mary, Florida
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Lake Mary, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were enjoying the Mt. Dora Art Festival and decided to try this place out. I'm sure glad that we did. The food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive. They were extremely busy, but were calm and worked like an all star team. I would have given them a perfect rating but I felt the ambiance... More 

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1 Thank Prelude1053
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Mt. Dora and we're looking for good Caribbean food. We found this very nice Cuban restaurant with excellent caribbean food. The place, the food and service were excellent. We highly recommend it.

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4 Thank Cabret
Leesburg, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Copacabana is our favorite place in this area for Cuban food. We gave eaten there many times over the last 6 years. Usually we are there for dinner but our most recent visit was at lunchtime and it was as enjoyable as ever. There is a page of lunch specials, but the full menu is also available. Lunch portions were... More 

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1 Thank cruisergirl2014
Belmar, New Jersey
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372 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for some food to go. They have a small bar upfront you can sit at to enjoy your meal/drink or wait for your food. Lots of outdoor covered seating too. I ordered tostones and Cuban sandwich and the black beans. Everything was awesome. Reasonable prices too. Friendly staff. Has kind of an old school vibe/charm to it inside.... More 

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2 Thank Steve H
Mount Dora, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Copacabana is the best Cuban in the area. I have enjoyed many meals here from the Fried Red Snapper to the Cuban sandwich and all was great. The portions are generous!! The owner is very attentive as well as the staff. It is one of my favorites in Mount Dora. So go and enjoy!!

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3 Thank Jan H
Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and personalized service. Highly recommend. My family and I were all very impressed with the quality of food. A must have when visiting Mt. Dora, Florida!

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1 Thank corvettemike83
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good place to eat at in Mt Dora and found Copacabana. I had the Masitas and my husband got the Pernil. Huge portions with unbelievably great sides of tostones, rice and yucca. Coffee was delish too.

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1 Thank Pearl1013
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time that I have really enjoyed Cuban food. The quality of the cooking is excellent, and although the service was a little slow it did not detract from enjoying the whole evening. The servers were very polite and attentive, and apologetic when the side of brilliant fries did not arrive at the same time as the... More 

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1 Thank Robert D
Atlanta
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is truly authentic and delicious Cuban food. We enjoyed a whole red deep friend Red Snapper that was spectacular and artfully presented. Other foods we shared were the empanadas and tamale’s. The staff is very helpful and the menu offers many delicious items. It gets crowded rapidly, so come early or expect to wait.

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Thank BobnSharon
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance had the sampler platter and it was very good. The ham croquetas were really interesting and tasted amazing! I had the fried flank steak and it was well seasoned and tasty. All the food tasted fresh and was worth the slightly longer than average wait. The server was sincere and warm, but the hostesses could have been a... More 

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1 Thank Samantha M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5593
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 13523859000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Authentic Cuban cuisine! Opened since 2009! Delicious and fresh home cooking! Great quality! Voted best mojitos and Cuban sandwich in Central Florida! We take reservations for Special Occasions! We hold large parties!(Indoors & Outdoors seating!) Experienced staff!
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?