Keke's Breakfast Cafe Milennia
Address4192 Conroy Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-226-1400
Price$
Scott's Review
I enjoyed everything else about my breakfast, from the sincerely pleasant staff and simple decor to the delicious food.  I ordered a sausage and cheese omelet with home fries. And because I knew that the first Keke’s started life as the Florida Wffle House, I wanted to see how this Keke’s flapjacks were, so I asked if I could order just one. I’m glad I got only one because it was huge. The buttermilk cake filled the plate (which was square, but that didn’t bother me) and was nearly three-quarters of an inch thick. (Yes, I measured it.) It had a fluffy texture and a golden hue, and while it might have been a bit hotter so as to melt the butter -- they’re also called hotcakes, after all -- it was delicious. So was the omelet, which was dotted with bits of sliced sausage and had gooey cheddar cheese folded inside. The home fries were good, too, and had the perfect bit of greasiness, but the wheat toast went uneaten -- the pancake was bread enough.... Read more
La Fiesta Mexican Grill
Address3000 Curry Ford Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-985-4340
Price$$
Scott's Review
A move from its original space in an office complex across the street gives La Fiesta a bigger and nicer dining area, plus a full bar. Just wish the food was a little better.... Read more
Lac Viet Bistro
Address2021 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-228-4000
Price$$

Lac Viet Bistro isn't exactly fine dining but, relatively speaking, it's finer than you'll find at most other area Vietnamese restaurants. The menu features dishes from all over Vietnam, but its Northern specialties might be less familiar to even those who frequent area Vietnamese restaurants. Try one of the banh cuon or the vermicelli soups. And start with one of the crispy shrimp cakes.

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Lazy Moon Downtown
Address1011 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-6222
Price$
Scott's Review
A closer-in location for the popular UCF pizza joint. The signature here is the comically large slices. ... Read more
Lechonera Latina
Address3806 Curry Ford Road
CityOrlando
Phone
Price
Scott's Review
LL is a sort of buffet type of operation, but not exactly. All the food is in front of you in steam trays when you approach the counter, but you're separated from it by a wall of glass. A staff member does the dishing. You choose the type of rice you'd like (plain white, yellow, congris, etc.) and the meat you want to go with it, and a side dish. The staff member then scoops your choices in startlingly large amounts onto a plate or into a takeout container. Then you pay at the end of the counter and either take a seat at one of the tables in the large and unadorned dining room or take your food to a secluded spot where you can pig out in private. Here's the best part. The huge platter of food came to a grand total of $6.39. And there was enough to enjoy over two mealtimes. That makes this a real bargain. Who cares if the place has no atmosphere? See the website for two other locations.... Read more
Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar
Address5621 Old Winter Garden Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-293-3587
Price$

Ask any longtime Central Floridian to name a favorite dive restaurant and Lee & Rick’s is likely to be the reply. There are no pretenses, no airs. You come here for oysters and beer, ample amounts of both. Order anything else and you’re on your own.

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Linda’s La Cantina
Address4721 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-894-4491
Price$$$

This is the oldest restaurant in Central Florida, in operation since 1947. It remains a favorite of locals, though it’s somewhat of a mystery to some. Maybe it’s the diner-like attitude of the servers, or the family-style décor. But it’s probably that the steaks are consistently good, if not great, and they still come with a side of pasta. Note: closed Sundays following Father's Day until October.

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Los Autenticos Cuban Cafe
Address7339 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-282-2322
Price$
Scott's Review
I thought I had made a discovery of a new and wonderful Cuban cafe. Turns out that Los Autenticos has been around for a long time - it's just new to me. But still wonderful nonetheless. Very small place with big-flavored food. Be sure to have a cup of the chicken soup, and then move on to the roast pork or maybe a Cuban sandwich.... Read more