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Zaza New Cuban Diner

417 N Alafaya Trl, Waterford Lakes, Orlando, FL 32828-7017
+1 407-930-5234
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“maduros” (4 reviews)
“vaca frita” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
417 N Alafaya Trl, Waterford Lakes, Orlando, FL 32828-7017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice cafe with fresh made tasty Cuban food. The pastries are pretty awesome. Today we ordered casitas and guava y queso pastries. We also ordered the Cuban sandwich and the veggie, egg and queso sandwich. This is a counter service restaurant and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fantazmickb
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I needed a place for breakfast while in town for a meeting. TA nearby came up with ZAZA as a suggestion. Bright cheerful place. Very friendly staff. Had cafe con leche which was excellent. Also had a bacon tomato sandwich with pressed bread. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RestlessNative365
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Went here today for the first time with a colleague from work. The restaurant is clean and fresh. They serve breakfast all day if that is your preference. They have nice selection of sandwiches and plates. I went with the Lechon Asado with pintos, maduros...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank REVoigt
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch there yesterday and the cuban sandwich was really good. I also enjoyed their homemade spicy sauce and the service was outstanding!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SteveFEAT8848
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I've been contemplating coming here for a while. Since it was one of few places I haven't tried that was open before 10, it was time. I got the ropa vieja platter with maduros, garlic brown rice and black beans with a beef empanada on...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PamDella
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance 2 Decoration. 2 Service. 3 Cleanliness. 3 Food Flavor. 2 Food Presentation 3 Originality (creativity) 3 Price Good prices!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank angelislote
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

I was gladly surprised by the high quality of the palomilla steak(thin steak) and very high marks on the vaca frita steak(thicker softer). The size and price of the plate is a bit smaller than in a sit down cuban restaurant, but it is fine...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 283franciscoj
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Love this spot. Great Cuban coffee , pastries. The food is also good. Like the Cuban sandwiches. The service is excellent and everyone is super friendly

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Lynette1212
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious and inexpensive. I have breakfast here often and my go-to meal is the oatmeal with the Kasa Egg Sandwich. The oatmeal is spiced perfectly with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. The egg sandwich on the sweet medianoche bread is the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jamise C
Zaza C, Manager at Zaza New Cuban Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

We definitely do our best to give each and every guest an authentic Cuban experience. We are so happy you have chosen Zaza as your favorite breakfast place! Come back anytime, Jamise.

Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a good deal every Tuesday, two main entrees with 3 sides for $14. This time we ordered vaca frita with maduros, salad and red potatoes. The meat portion was good, however the potatoes needed better cooking.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank philmor44
Zaza C, Manager at Zaza New Cuban Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We definitely appreciate you stopping by and having some of our Cuban food. Also, thank you for your tip! We will discuss with our kitchen staff to ensure we have consistency.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 N Alafaya Trl, Waterford Lakes, Orlando, FL 32828-7017
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-930-5234
Zaza New Cuban Diner is a family owned Cuban restaurant which serves the same authentic recipes we grew up eating. Our house specialties include all day Cuban breakfast, Cuban coffee and fresh-baked pastries, platos served with your choice of sides, classic Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, croquettes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and more. Try us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack and enjoy authentic Latin cuisine all day long.
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