The Azalea Spot

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Location: Caobana Café –Orlando, Florida

Date of Visit: 12/14/2019

Florida Stuffed welcomes you to Café Caobana located in the Azalea Park area of Orlando, Florida. As you may know, I am a big fan of Cuban cuisine and there is no shortage of places to try. Some people may drive by this place daily as it is close to the 408 Expressway and if you do, I suggest you give this place a try. One thing I enjoy about Cuban restaurants in general is how each place delivers the cuisine in their own unique fashion. This restaurant may seem unimposing and it is quietly tucked away off of the road but once you go inside, you would think you are eating at a five-star restaurant.

Café Caobana is a comfortable place to check out for those looking for a quiet environment, comfortable seating and a great variety of Cuban food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Service overall was good. The crew here is very friendly, attentive and they make everyone feel welcomed here. I took it easy here as I kept my order on the light-side. I was here for a brief time for lunch but I will return. If you are looking for a good Cuban spot in Orlando, this place is recommended.

Accessibility: Cafe Caobana is located on South Semoran Boulevard at the intersection of Dahlia Drive. Adequate parking is available in front of the restaurant. Traffic can become thick in the immediate area during commute hours. Traffic was moderate in the area at the time of my arrival, approximately 3PM.

Customer Service: I was greeted and seating upon entry. My server checked on me a couple of times during my stay. He was friendly and helpful as I looked through their bakery case and the menu. Everyone else was very nice and made me feel welcomed.

Dating Scene: This place offers seating comfortable for couples or even small or large groups. Pleasant lighting give this place a comfortable ambiance throughout the day. Between the desserts and the wine selection, this place will make a good date spot.

Lets Get to the Menu: On this visit, I ordered their Charizo Sandwich with Papas Fritas. This dish included thin-slice Spanish sausage on fresh Cuban bread with onions and string potatoes. I finished up with a M&M cookie. My order came to $10.80 before tip. The charizo sandwich was a pleasure to eat. Everything from the bread to the meat was freshly prepared, the fries were great as well. I would ask for extra sausage on this particular sandwich in the future but very happy with flavor, presentation and portion.

Extras: You are within walking distance of a PepBoys Auto Center (with additional p[aces to shop in an adjacent strip), two minutes from SR-408 (Tolls), and the Florida Highway Patrol Station…if you are actually looking for that place.

Restaurant Cleanliness: No issues to report.

Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash or credit card.

Florida Stuffed Keyword(s): Orlando, Cuban, Latin

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