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#576 of 2,919 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant was easy to find with ample parking area. It was full so we waited to be seated. Everyone was truly enjoying their food and having conversations making the room a bit noisy but not bothersome. Waitress came by quickly and started to take our order. We had the Christmas special although it was was not Christmas. Bread and... More 

Thank Caribeansun
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late dinner with the family. The place is small but nice. It's cooler than outside but still warm. We ordered an appetizer combo. I liked that everything was in small portions so we didn't over stuff ourselves. The alcapurrias were so good. The relleno de papas, were also good. Crunchy on the outside and perfect mix of... More 

Thank Federico D
Key West, Florida
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My brother took me to this restaurant to try it and it was great. Good portions of food but not the appetizer they went cheap on that. Great ambient, prices a little high for the food and location. I would visit this again.

Thank ArmySnow
Port Charlotte
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great food Good service nice little restaurant we enjoy everything we ate The mofongo was delicious and the fried pork too

Thank Elizabeth P
Horsens, Denmark
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265 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We were brought here by a Puerto Rican friend who visits this restaurant once a month. So we trusted him to recommend what to order. Most had the lunch special. I had the mofongo relleno pernil (plantain stuffed with pork) which was a large dish but very tasty - I think 2 people sharing it would have been very satisfied.... More 

Thank Sonjee
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Carne Frita was great. The service and the price was great. I will definitely go back. My wife also love it. Next time I will check if they do breakfast.

Thank Jorge T
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

First off let me start by saying that I do not typically eat at Puerto Rican nor Cuban restaurants as it hurts my feelings to pay for food I can have at home that is better...in other words I refuse to pay $5 for 50 cents worth of rice and beans...however my friends feel otherwise and my husband wanted mofongo...... More 

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New york
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This place is GREAT! The food is excellent what ever you get. We get a dinner called Las Navidades it has rice and beans, pork (Pernil) and a Pastel about 12 dollars. Soda in huge glasses. I didn't have one but l saw a lot of Monfongos that looked awesome. It is always crowed so get there early before dinner... More 

Thank RubenNewyork
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This place a bit of a drive from Kissimmee, however, totally worth the drive. The menu is varied and extensive, the service very frienly and fast, located on astrip mall, parking is no issue and is right off the highway. The offerings are Puerto Rican cuisine at its best!. Plenty of appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. The entrees are heaven,... More 

Thank jorgito715
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Food is always great at Guavate. Now that there is a new manager the service and atmosphere has improved a lot. If you want real Puerto Rican food, it's the best place

Thank riosh0704

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8984
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-281-4700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?