Maria Bonita Authentic Mexican Restaurant
10615 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817Add Hours
Maria Bonita Mexican & Cuban Restaurant
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American
Price Range : Below Average
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05/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We arrived at 7:25 on a Saturday night. They were busy and the staff was hopping but a lot of people left within 15 minutes and everyone started to slow down after the rush. We were a party of five and we had to wait for a larger table. I'm okay with that. But we saw parties of 3 being seated at larger tables which we didn't understand. A 25 min wait later we got a table. The waiter was very friendly and came over right away. We had a couple of youngun's so he had drinks to our table within 5 min. It took another 20 for him to come back for the order. Food took another 35 min. (Mexican is quick easy prep. It really shouldn't take that long) My wife ordered Churasso (Cuban beef), I had a Mexican combo (Cheese Enchelada, Beef Chimi, Pork tamales). The beef tasted the same in both meals. The The Tostones didn't come with any dipping sauce. The complimentary chips were fresh and tasty. The salsa tasted canned with some onions added. Total time from entering to door to walking out was almost 2 hours. With the majority waiting for table, order, food.
We probably wont try them again. Sorry Maria
Food is moderate, not the best in town, but I enjoy it. Be prepared: You are going wait - to be seated, to order, to drink, to eat. Come hungry, you will eat for two with any meal. Mondays offers $1 Regular Margaritas/$2 Super Margaritas with purchase of entreé. Worth a visit, especially on Mondays.
HAHAHA BMON THATS HILARIOUS
But seriously, i think the food is GREAT, but the service is horrible. The sign said wait to be seated...we waited...for about 10 minutes no one came, place was kinda empty. I grabbed some menus and picked my own seat...still no one came..I had to literally go get someone out the kitchen..i was so mad...I wouldn't go there again..if it wasn't for those dame delicious Carnitas...mm..