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Yaya's Cuban Cafe and Bakery

3500 Curry Ford Rd Orlando FL 32806
Phone: 407-228-0060


HOURS: MON-SAT 7AM-9PM
SUN 7:30AM-9PM

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On a recent Sunday afternoon, we decided to try Yaya's Cuban Cafe. The Curry Ford location is the second one they have opened.

Operating in a former Maryland Fried Chicken store, the location is small with limited seating, but very cozy.

The ordering process and food is quite simple and not overcomplicated..nor is it over priced.

You just walk up to the counter, grab a menu and place your order for here or to go, and a server will bring your food out to you if you decide to eat inside. 

The menu has all the classic pastries and side items like Empanadas, Pappa Rellenas, Crouqettes, and Quesitos. These items are kept hot and ready for you to run in and grab a quick snack.

Along with all the fried and baked goodies, they also have a nice sandwich selection and a handful of platters to choose from.

Yaya's also serves breakfast, but we will have to return and do another review on that soon.


Quesito's
 A Quesito is of one of the most popular pastries of Puerto Rico, but its also a popular Spanish pastry in general. 

I could not reisist wanting to try one, and I was glad I did---it was pretty awesome.
Yaya's has some of the best Quesito's I have ever had.

If you are unfamiliar with what a Quesito is.....Let me explain:

It is a flaky pastry dough filled with a cream cheese mixture that gets coated in a sugary caramelized syrup that is baked, and sprinkled with more sugar!

--You want one now---I know it! 

Ropa Vieja
My wife ordered the Ropa Vieja platter.

Ropa Vieja is Spanish for "Old Clothes"

It's a shredded flank steak that is stewed in a  seasoned tomato sauce base. It was very tender and very flavorful.

The best part was the bottom of the bowl that we dipped the bread in.

All platters come with a selection of rices that include: Yellow, White, or Congri (Rice with the black beans and sauce already mixed in.) Along with the rice you also get a choice of tostones or sweet plantains and Cuban bread.


Vaca Frita
One of my favorite Cuban dishes that I frequently order when in Miami, is Vaca Frita.

Translation: Fried Cow.

Its really just a flank steak that is seasoned and braised first, then put in the frying pan to crisp it up and topped with onions.

My Vavca Frita was muy delicioso!!

It was seasoned right and served tender with just the right amount of crispiness.
I also really enjoyed the sweet plantains and congri.

Since they are a bakery as well...you can rest assured that the Cuban bread here is delicious. The bread we had was lightly toasted and  firm,  with just the right amount of  butter. You can also buy a loaf to take home with you!



After we finished our meal we still had a little left over. It was the perfect lunch portion for a boring Monday.




I can honestly say that this is some of the best Cuban food I have found in Orlando. It compares pretty closely to what I have gotten in Miami at some of the best rated Cuban restaurants.

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how good the food is at Yaya's and even  more surprised at how affordable it is.

Two Quesito's, Two full Platters, Two Drinks...$24.99 That's a good deal for some great food!

If you are in the area, Tastes Of Orlando recommends you stop buy and pick up some Quesitos and coffee to go, or have a seat and try some really good Cuban food!

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