It would be a shame to come to Florida without tasting authentic Cuban food. Downtown Disney only does touristy Cuban, but this modest family-run place nearby is hosting the real thing—tender bistec palomilla (thin-pounded steak with sautéed onion), aromatic congri (red beans and rice), and specials such as red snapper in garlic sauce. For dessert, the milk-soaked tres leches cake makes you wish you could start again for another round. It also does pressed sandwiches, a Cuban standard, for $9. Beware the green hot sauce—it'll knock you back. The decor is plain (rust-orange walls, reproduction travel posters), but there’s heartiness is in the food.
Havana's Cuban Cuisine
8544 Palm Pkwy., Orlando
Our Rating Neighborhood Lake Buena Vista Hours Mon 5–10pm; Tues–Sat 11:30am–10pm; Sun noon–9pm Phone 407/238-5333 Prices Main courses $9–$25 Cuisine Type Cuban Web site Havana's Cuban Cuisine
Map8544 Palm Pkwy., Orlando Orlando
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