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Padrino's Cuban Bistro

Address13586 S. John Young Parkway
Price Level$$$

M, T, W, TH, F, Sat, Sun
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No brunch offered
Dining Options
Wheelchair AccessYes
BeveragesFull Bar
Noise LevelLow Noise Level
Outdoor DiningNo
Late NightNo
Scott's Review

I'm prepared to call this the best Cuban restaurant in Central Florida, it's really that good. A family operation out of South Florida, Padrino's features both traditional Cuban dishes and some more stylized "bistro" items, and they're served in a pleasant, bright dining room.

My guest and I started our dinner with the classic empanadas, crisp, flaky pastries filled with a spicy ground beef mixture. They were served with a wonderful guava chutney that I could have eaten by the spoonful.

We also had a selection of tostones topped with ropa vieja, ground beef and chicken. The shredded beef of the ropa vieja was a favorite.

For my entree I chose Mayi’s mahi mahi, a colorful dish of red, green, orange, yellow, golden and white that featured a fresh-tasting fillet topped with fresh mango and pineapple chutney, served with mashed sweet potatoes and fresh vegetables.

The owners are usually at the restaurant tending to the customers and making sure that everything is first-rate. And it usually is.


13586 S. John Young Parkway

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-251-5107