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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

#26 of 2,953 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 - 10:30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I rarely award 5s, given that excellence is illusive. Padrino's warrants a 5 for the quality food, the friendly and attentive service, reasonable prices, and fun local atmosphere. We sought it out, driven by a desire to avoid chains and anything associated with the theme parks. We were not disappointed. In fact, we liked it so much that we went... More 

Thank ibcgg1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an authentic Cuban restaurant! The food we had at Padrino's was on a par with the excellent restaurants where we dined while visiting Cuba last year. My husband and I shared the Lechon Asado which was served with black beans and rice and yucca. The portion was quite large and was plenty for the two of us. For... More 

1 Thank TravelingfoolGeorgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience and a great meal. You get unlimited fried plantains. I had the lechon asado and nearly hurt myself trying to finish it because I was so good. Good mojitos, a little on the strong side but that might work for some.

1 Thank Jackie L
Waco, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big proponent of trip advisor reviews for any kind of travel recommendation so Padrino's was our lunch choice based on many positive reviews. We arrived just about 1 pm after the lunch crowd, were immediately seated and greeted. Our server brought out the plantain chips and garlic based accompaniment. Both were delicious. We ordered a couple of tapas,... More 

Thank davidel57
Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four friends and I went to Padrino's on fathers day Sunday at 12:00 when they opened. This was a first visit for us, but potentially the last visit. One of my friends has a service dog, which was wearing a service dog vest, wearing an identification tag with a picture of both the dog and her handler, their address, years... More 

1 Thank Michelle B
Exton, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant is very clean, nicely designed. Food presentation wonderful. At lunch and dinner the variety is great as my wife wanted an entree with steak, shrimp rice and beans which was ample and very good. I just wanted a steak sandwich with Tostones which was very good. I have been to this restaurant over 10 times and always had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times while visiting Orlando and always enjoy the relaxing environment and wonderful Cuban food!

Thank Traci B
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

On Sunday some friends and I met for lunch at Padrino's. I've been wanting to try it because it is less than 2 miles from my house. I started with a white sangria, which was very good. For my lunch I had the Mango Shrimp Caesar salad. Pieces of mango in a Caesar salad were a novelty I enjoyed. I... More 

Thank Barbara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My whole family enjoyed the delicious Cuban food! Everyone was very nice at the restaurant! I had lechon asado, and it was delicious!!! They have a kid menu and my kids love it! A totally different experience for us.

Thank Magaly L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Went for late lunch early dinner after day at Gatorland with daughter and granddaughter. I had paella, wife had guava BBQ ribs, daughter had bistro palominos and granddaughter had Cubano sandwich. All was good to great but the Paella was to die for with lots of seafood. More food than one person could eat. Will go back when am in... More 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?