The 26 time Grammy Award winning artists, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, celebrated the opening of their newest Estefan Kitchen restaurant location. The well-known Miami destination brings the essence of Cuba with modern and traditional dishes, live entertainment, over-the-top dance performances, and an Instagram-worthy setting to Central Florida.
“Sunset Walk is the perfect destination for Estefan Kitchen to call home,” says Emilio Estefan. “Bongos Cuban Café celebrated 22 years in the community and we’re thrilled to turn the page and continue sharing our culture with our neighbors in Orlando. Estefan Kitchen is the perfect destination for locals and visitors. … it’s where music & food bring people together, and we know they’ll have an unforgettable experience each time they visit.”
The restaurant’s beautiful dining room is elegantly designed with tropical plants, marble floors, an indoor/outdoor bar and a stage for live nightly performances. The menu features a mix of traditional Latin cuisine including vegan and vegetarian options. Signature dishes include Lechon Asado (Slow Roasted Pork), Seafood Paella, Chino Cubano and “Miriam’s Chicken and Rice Asopao” a recipe from the Estefan’s personal Chef. Also featuring our world famous Cuban inspired BBQ—Rotisserie grilled Chimichurri Prime Rib, Papaya Marinated Lamb Chops & Guava glazed pork ribs. Mixology is at the heart of the restaurant as house-made mojitos and the Glorious Cosmo, (created by Gloria, herself) are served. As Gloria sings “The Rhythm is Gonna Get you” when visiting this nightlife destination as live music and entertainment complete the experience. Nightly performances include a live band, DJ, salsa dancers, and conga line as guests are encouraged to join in.”
“We are thrilled to open Estefan Kitchen at Sunset Walk. Our family has always loved to share our Cuban heritage through food, music and entertainment with our guests in Miami – and now in Central Florida,” said Gloria Estefan. “I’m excited that we get to share our favorite family recipes and some new vegan & vegetarian alternatives. Estefan Kitchen is more than just a restaurant, it’s a destination to come together, eat, dance, and celebrate life.”
“Watching Sunset Walk grow and become the dining, shopping, and entertainment destination that it is today has been truly rewarding and Estefan Kitchen is a fantastic addition to our family,” says Art Falcone, co-founder and managing principal of Encore Capital Management.
Estefan Kitchen joins the lineup at Sunset Walk including Bahama Buck’s, Bento Asian Kitchen & Sushi, Burger Fi, Ford’s Garage, El Jefe Tequilas Cocina + Cantina and SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville to name a few.