Restaurant Listings
Las Cazuelas
Address4024 S Conway Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-250-4608
Price$
Scott's Review
Good, authentic Mexican food, clean bright dining area, friendly people. What else do you need?... Read more
Latin Square Cuisine
Address250 S. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-970-7045
Price$
The menu features a tidy number of sandwiches, salads and entrees. You've got your Cuban, your ropa viejo, your chicken with chimichurri sauce. When it came my turn to select, I went with the shredded pork with two sides, those being a moro rice (a mix of black beans and rice) and roasted potatoes. The pleasant young woman who took my order first piled on the moro, then the roasted potatoes, and I thought maybe she had misunderstood me or that I had ordered incorrectly because I didn't think there would be room for the pork. But then she plopped on a massive amount of the pork and somehow managed to get the clamshell container closed. I also ordered a cup of the Baja chicken enchilada soup to go. Actually, it isn't necessary to order anything to go — if you get something, you must go and make way for another person to enter the cramped space. If you wish, you may eat your food at one of the tables in the gravel area next to the lawn, which isn't as unpleasant as it sounds. I carried my lunch home and opened it up and dove right in. Every bit of it was wonderful. The rice blended with the beans had a substantial mouthfeel, the thinly sliced potatoes still had crunch and ... Read more
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
Lazy Moon Pizza
Address11551 University Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-658-2396
Price$
Scott's Review
When I visited the original location, a couple of years ago, I was fairly underwhelmed. No, that’s not quite accurate. I had to list the pizza I ordered as one of the worst I had ever had. How bad was it? I threw most of it away. Even lousy pizza usually gets saved for a late night leftover. The new Moon is a bit farther down University Boulevard. The space is larger, maybe three times the size of the old place. And it’s prettier, too, with less of that student milieu funk. But it hasn’t gotten too fancy. The place still operates in the same way, which, at least in one instance, is a bit of a problem. But more on that in a moment. The best thing I can say about the new Lazy Moon is that the pizza is much improved over the one I tossed. In fact, I liked the slice I had on my recent visit rather well. I was told by LM fans after my visit to the old place that my mistake had been in ordering a whole pie and not just a slice. And, it should be noted that the whole pies are really big. No, I mean enormous. I had difficulty getting the box into my car. So I didn’t want to make that mistake this time -- or discard all that pie if it was the same. But the slice I had, with sau... Read more
Le Cellier
AddressCanada Pavilion, Epcot
Walt Disney World
CityOrlando
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$
Scott's Review

Canada was always one of the odd-countries-out among the World Showcase’s pavilions of nations in terms of its restaurant. The problem was that Canada doesn’t really have a national cuisine. Meat is the forte. “Well then, there you go,” someone finally concluded, “make the restaurant a steakhouse.” And with that, Le Cellier became one of the more sought-after restaurants at Epcot. Steaks are good; appetizers are minimal. Nothing here really warrants the sort of rabid fandom the restaurant enjoys. It's food is mostly modest, which is probably why it is so loved by average diners.

Update: Le Cellier was recently designated one of Disney's "Signature" dining restaurants, which supposedly puts it in the top tier. It doesn't quite make it in my book.

The atmosphere is dark and secluded – hello, it’s called The Cellar – and was designed to have no views of the outside. Disney officials thought park-goers might appreciate getting away from it all.

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Le Coq Au Vin
Address4800 S. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-851-6980
Price$$$
Scott's Review

Consistently one of the area’s finest restaurants, regardless of cuisine. New owners Sandy and Reimund Pitz are continuing the traditions of this venerable restaurant to serve some of the area's best food, regardless of cuisine type. The namesake dish is one of the best, but the menu changes with the seasons. In winter, the cassoulet is a treat.

I really like that Coq Au Vin offers half portions of most of its entrees. It's a smart thing both nutritionally and, in the current financial climate, economically. And the half portions here are ample enough to satisfy. There was plenty of lamb, duck, garlic sausage and pork in the dish, which was sprinkled with duck cracklings and bread crumbs.

Service was attentive without being fawning, and we were allowed to proceed at our own pace.

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Le House
Address595 W. Church St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-530-7024
Price$$
Scott's Review
The owners of a new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Orlando named it Le House because they wanted customers to feel as if they were dining at their home. I can’t attest to that authenticity, but I can say that I certainly felt welcomed and accommodated on my visit, even if I wasn’t offered the guest room. The menu here is more succinct than at other Vietnamese restaurants. Pho is available, as it must be at all local Vietnamese restaurants, apparently by law. But Le House’s menu has a manageable 10 entries instead of the three or four dozen you might be asked to negotiate elsewhere.... Read more
Leaky Cauldron
Address1000 Universal Studios Plaza
CityOrlando
Phone407-363-8000
Price$$
Scott's Review
I don't expect to be back in Universal's good graces with this review of the Leaky Cauldron, the dining venue in Diagon Alley, which I finally got around to visiting recently. Most of the food is embarrassingly inadequate, and what they charge for it borders on gouging. Worst of the lot is the mini pies, which is a sampler of the cottage pie and fisherman's pie, which are both available separately. As samplers, the pies are served in small aluminum plates with crusted liners and mashed potatoes on top. The fisherman's pie had a bit of flavor if not much in the way of anything a fisherman might catch. The cottage pie was largely flavorless.... Read more