Mr. Mofongo Smoking Prohibited Kid Friendly

Hours: 9:30am-9pm daily

Price: $

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I can't count the number of times while driving that I've heard people shouting "mofongo" at me, and I took offense. Now I know they were merely enthusiastically recommending Mr. Mofongo, the Puerto Rican restaurant just east of State Road 436 at 5643 E. Colonial Drive (407-482-0150).

"Mofongo," for those still harboring doubts, is the national side dish of Puerto Rico, sort of the tropical answer to fries, made of mashed green plantains and a whole lot of garlic. Mr. Mofongo serves mofongo plain or with roast pork, beef, shrimp, octopus or a combination, and take it from me, those friendly drivers knew what they were talking about.

"Mofongo," for those still harboring doubts, is the national side dish of Puerto Rico, sort of the tropical answer to fries, made of mashed green plantains and a whole lot of garlic. Mr. Mofongo serves mofongo plain or with roast pork, beef, shrimp, octopus or a combination, and take it from me, those friendly drivers knew what they were talking about.

Mr. Mofongo, who used to park a truck on Frontage Drive for hungry travelers, also serves pressed sandwiches and has a terrific bakery; get a box of golf-ball-sized macaroons for your next party. Mofongo. Say it soft and it's almost like praying.

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