Restaurant Listings
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen
Address1234 N. Orange Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-543-3474
Price$$
It wants to be thought of as an inland contemporary fish camp, but there isn't anything campy about it. But the seafood is good, so there's that. ... Read more
Restaurant Marrakesh
AddressEpcot
Walt Disney World
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$
Let's face it: more people go here for the belly dancers than for the food. The food is just OK -- without the entertainment it would be a lot less appealing. The menu features Moroccan and Middle Eastern specialties, such as roast lamb meshoui, couscous with a variety of meats or vegetables, fish tagine, and shish kebab. (For most people, it will be the first time they've ordered a shish kebab that costs nearly 28 bucks.) The Royal Feast, a table d'hote for $42.95 per person, offers a six-course menu with a variety of flavors. If you're really hungry, that's the way to go.... Read more
Reyes Mezcalaria
Address821 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-868-9007
Price$$$
Scott's Review
From the owners of Osprey Tavern and Seito Sushi in Baldwin Park, this Citrus replacement makes ample use of the patio space, but the inside is just as nice. Stick with the basic Mexican offerings.... Read more
Rice & Beans Cocina Latina
Address504 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-380-9962
Price$
Scott's Review
There is, of course, a lot more on the menu than grains and legumes. R&B offers an array of mofongos (mofongi?), seafood, beef and pork dishes with Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican touches. You can order from the menu, or you can do as I did and choose a big platter of goodness from the items on display at the counter. For a lunch special of $6.95, you get your choice of rice -- white, mixed with red beans, mixed with black beans, or yellow mixed with vegetables; sweet plantains or boiled yuca; stewed red beans or black beans; and one of the featured meats. I chose two types of rice (with black beans and with red beans), yuca (love my yuca), black beans and the roast pork. All good, and very reasonably priced.
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Rincon Latino
Address3327 N Forsyth Road
CityWinter Park
Phone407-679-5600
Price$
Scott's Review

An unassuming little spot along the road where you place your order at the counter then find a seat in the small dining area to wait - not a long time - for someone to bring your food to you. Threre's a menu board on the wall behind the counter, but don't overlook the hot food in the steam table at the other end of the room. And if you're not sure what the food is called, it's OK to point at whatever looks good. Map.

I stopped in recently and had the pernil, or roast pork shoulder. They referred to it on a hand-written specials menu board as pulled pork, but this wasn’t like what you’d find in your basic barbeque joint. The meat, which was moist and flavorful, was in large chunks and topped by a piece of delicious crispy skin. Woe to the person who takes this heavenly piece of epicurean epidermis and sets it aside. It’s OK to do that with chicken skin. But with pernil you have to eat the skin. And that’s that.

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River Rocks
Address6485 S. U.S. Highway 1
CityRockledge
Phone321-757-7200
Price$$$
Scott's Review

River Rocks has a wonderful location, directly on the Indian River Lagoon, and it takes full advantage with a delightful deck overlooking the water. Unfortunately the food does not rise to meet the setting. It's unimaginative, inexpertly prepared and overpriced. Better to come here to sip a glass of wine or have a cocktail at sunset and then go elsewhere for dinner.

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Rocco’s Italian Grille
Address400 S. Orlando Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-644-7770
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Ever since I first reviewed Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar, in October of 2006, I’ve considered it to be one of the finest Italian restaurants in the area.... Read more
Rolando’s
Address870 State Road 436
CityCasselberry
Phone407-767-9677
Price$$

Some consider this the best Cuban food north of Havana. We may have to wait a while to make our own comparisons, but until then, Rolando’s does serve good Cuban dishes in a family friendly atmosphere.

The original owner of Rolando's -- that would be Rolando -- had been the owner of Numero Uno. When he sold that restaurant to open this one, he originally called it Numero Dos, which brought a complaint from the new owner of Numero Uno. So, Rolando had to change the name, which is just as well because you really don't want to have a restaurant named Number Two for a variety of reasons.

All the Cuban favorites are here, including ropa vieja and carne asada. Whatever you have, be sure to get the black beans and rice to go with it.

 

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