Taka-Taka's Cafe
Address9318 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-601-5957
Price$
Scott's Review
Taka-Taka’s Cafe is actually half Venezuelan and half Cuban, but the Venezuelan part of the menu was what my friends and I were focused on (and they both know the cuisine and speak fluent Spanish, so it was terrific to have them as guides). We started with a sampling of empanadas. The Venezuelan version of empanadas is made with a corn flour and deep fried. We tried the shredded beef and chicken varieties, but I think I preferred the white cheese and potato one the best, especially with the creamy garlic sauce. I loved the cachapas con queso, a pancake-like corn cake with corn kernels and goozing cheese. We also had a couple of arepas, including the reina pepiada, or chicken salad with avocados. The flavors of the shredded chicken and mild avocado inside the tasty corn cake, which looked sort of like a fat pita pocket, were wonderful. The arepa asado negro featured roasted round steak in a black sauce that had a prominent clove note. The two couldn’t have been more different, but both were delicious. Even better was the patacon, which one of my friends aptly described as a banana sandwich. Well, sort of. The “bread” for the sandwich was fashioned out of plantains, mashe... Read more
Tandoori Bowl
Address3100 Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-890-9596
Price$$
Scott's Review
Another in the rising number of assemblage restaurants, where you build your bowl by selecting from the various columns. It's a little more complicated here given that Indian cuisine is more complex, but the staff is eager to help (and they love to give samples).... Read more
Thai Island
Address2522 S. Semoran Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-6909
Price$
Modest little restaurant with good food.... Read more
Thai Purple Orchid Cafe & Grocery
Address9318 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-203-3891
Price$
Tiny place, limited menu, very nice people -- or person, I'm not sure there is anyone but the owner working here, so things may bog down. Relax. ... Read more
Thai Singha
AddressWaterford Town Center
863 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-382-8201
Price$$
Scott's Review

Thai Singha – yes, it’s named for the beer but is not officially associated with the brewery – is a small restaurant with a big heart. The food is authentically prepared and bursts with the flavor components that are the hallmark of Thai cuisine. Have the tom ka gai soup and the fish cakes to start. The pad Thai is good and so is the spicy basil duck. The desserts are unusual for a Thai restaurant, but unusually good too.

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Tilted Kilt
Address11650 Universtiy Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-781-5458
Price$$
Scott's Review
A take on the Hooters concept with busty young lasses wearing short, tight kilts. Tilted Kilt, at least the one I was invited to visit, on University Boulevard, serves adequate food, but nothing extraordinary. But I will say they take seriously their motto that “a cold beer never looked so good.” The beer is indeed served well-chilled. So that’s something.... Read more
Tilted Kilt International Drive
Address7653 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-226-6886
Price$$
Scott's Review
A take on the Hooters concept with busty young lasses wearing short, tight kilts. Tilted Kilt, at least the one I was invited to visit, on University Boulevard, serves adequate food, but nothing extraordinary. But I will say they take seriously their motto that “a cold beer never looked so good.” The beer is indeed served well-chilled. So that’s something.... Read more
Willie's Pinchos
Address1718 N. Goldenrod Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-601-3373
Price$
Scott's Review
You would expect the pinchos at a place called Willie's Pinchos to be good. And they are. The barbecue skewers are impressively large, even before you consider the ridiculously reasonable three dollar charge. And the pork version that I had had a nice smoky flavor and a bit of sweetness from the barbecue sauce coating.... Read more
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