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“Best Cuban Food in the Area”
Review of Copacabana

Copacabana
Ranked #4 of 117 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Cuban Food in the Area”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Best Cuban food in the area. The pork is outstanding. Tostones were great. We will continue to visit on a regular basis!

  • Visited May 2014
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Mount Dora, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cuban on the Mountain (Mount Dora, that is)”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We didn't quite know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised in every single area. The lunch menu is great and widely varied. The service was attentive and friendly, the restaurant atmosphere is bright and clean and thematic... and the food, well the food was magnificent. The pork was tender and perfectly cooked and seasoned - same with the beef. The wife had beef and cheese stuffed potatoes and after a test bite I was more than happy to help her finish it. Even side items like the plantains were especially yummy. But the SAUCE. The green sauce, whatever it is called, may be the best sauce ever, anywhere. I want to eat it on everything at every meal. It's all I can think about.
The Copacabana is tucked back on Dora Drawdy Way, an alley just off Donnelly Street, and you might miss it if you are not careful. And I recommend that you not miss it. Did I mention that green sauce?

  • Visited July 2014
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Sorrento, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Local Gem of a Restaurant”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Copacabana is a great little local gem of a restaurant. The food is always delivered quickly, piping hot, and perfectly spiced. Portions are very large for the price. Wonderful homemade sauces add great zip to the food as well. Yummy mojitos! The patio seating is fabulous, too: covered and intimate but not loud. The strolling musicians, on the other hand, are quite loud but never camp too long in one place. Often, the owner himself will wait on you or at least visit the table and he, along with the rest of the staff, is always courteous and engaging. This is a great place to take friends or family for a fun and delicious meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Hamilton, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You can trust the reviews for this place.”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Four of us stopped I'm the evening of July 5th, 2014. We selected this place due to the good reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. My wife had pork in a special sauce and I had grouper. Both were very good and the other folks with us really enjoyed their meals. If in Mount Dora, go here! You will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best mojito anywhere”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

What sold me on the place was the vegetarian sandwich with grilled vegetables. The secret ingredient is the layer of potatoes in the sandwich and their special sauces. Wow. So we weren't back in the evening for a drink and i had the absolutely best mojito ever. My husband's rum and pineapple juice was also the best we ever tasted. I have to assume they use a Cuban rum our something because it was utterly, deliciously unique. Well be back for sure.

  • Visited July 2014
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