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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

#31 of 2,939 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Hunters Creek
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13586 Village Park Dr, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32837-7686
+1 407-251-5107
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love cuban food. Actually, I'm a Caribbean girl, so rice and beans with plantain is always a good dish. My husband and I have been traveling for a few weeks now and we thought it was about time we had some real, good, non-fast food. So searching through this app while we're visiting Orlando with the kids we decided... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are used to eating Cuban food in small family run establishments down in Key West or Miami. Padrino's is located in a fairly upscale mixed-use development. It fits Orlando well. After a very short wait on a Friday night we were seated at a spacious table for four even though they were only two of us. We enjoyed listening... More 

1 Thank SWDurham
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Soooo good! Had the grilled chicken with fried onions, not shown, steamed veggies and beans. Best onions ever; ask for extra. Great service, atmosphere, and prices.

1 Thank JAN M
Tunnel Hill, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went way out of our way to go to this place. We love Cuban food! Yummy flavor filled pork is a staple in Cuban food. There was none on the menu! What we had was chicken but it was just ok. I could get over the limited menu but the food wasn't great. They had a lunch buffet but... More 

Thank Jenniffer S
Laura P, Owner at Padrino's Cuban Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for visiting us! We do have roast pork (lechon asado) on our menu. It's actually one of our customer favorites! We also have a monthly pig roast event on the second Saturday of each month with an all you can eat pork buffet. Hope you can come back soon to enjoy some of this yummy flavor... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful surprise for a late lunch. I had the churrasco skirt steak that was well seasoned. It was slightly over cooked, but the flavor made up for it! The sweet plantains rounded out the dish. I also had a papaya milkshake that was quite tasty as well. Left feeling full and satisfied. Stop by for a fulfilling lunch.

Thank Mon C
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes based on ratings of this on trip advisor. Ratings are misleading. Food was mediocre and service was okay. They messed up tres leches which is one of the easiest deserts. The lamb shanks were cooked well but didn't have a great Taste. The steak was just alright. Ham croquets were alright. Don't go out of your... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here we found the food very good! We went for lunch. The buffet was quite good with a nice variety to choose from. The only problem I had with it was the food was a bit cold for my taste. We also ordered a Cubano sandwich which was delicious!! The atmosphere was nice and the staff was friendly!... More 

Thank SweetH20
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took a while from the time we enter the establishment to actually ate our dinner even thou the place was not packed. It's one of those places where the foods are great but the service needs help.

Thank Zaitun101
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for the Churrasco, stay for the mojito's. Their skirt steak is to die for and so are the mojito's. The beef empanadas are also very good.

Thank Bgomez1810
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was good. We had the chef recommended Salmon with Shrimp, the Mai Mai, the Picadillo and the Sea food Creole. I was looking for the whole Red Snapper but they didn't have it on their meno. We visited Florida Mall and afterwards we lunched here. If you are nearby and want to eat Cuban food try them out.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13586 Village Park Dr, Suite 304, Orlando, FL 32837-7686
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Hunters Creek
  • Neighborhood: Hunters Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 407-251-5107
With a long list of positive press and great reviews since its opening, Padrinos Cuban Bistro prides itself on preparing authentic Cuban dishes ranging from Palomilla Steak and Seafood Paella, to the original style Cuban sandwich. Also well known for their signature desserts, the restaurant can offers favorites such as the Cuban Flan and Tres Leches, a homemade semi-sponge cake saturated in a sweet combination of three milks.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?