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Linda's La Cantina Steak House

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4721 E Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-4491
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Linda’s La Cantina is pretty much a staple in the Orlando community. If you have lived in Orlando for any amount of time and driven down Colonial drive, surely you've seen the big red and white sign as you pass by.

They have been serving the Central Florida area since 1947 with quality steaks that are U.S.D.A. choice or above and are cut right on site. They are grilled hot and fast to sear in all the juices, and that helps to make them a cut above. In a world of constant change, especially in Orlando, and in the restaurant business, it's pretty remarkable that they have survived, and still have quite a loyal following. La Cantina celebrated 60 years in March of 2007.

What you get at Linda’s is great quality steaks at a medium price range. They are not at the price level of say Christner's, or a Ruth Chris type of steak house, but they are still more expensive than a standard chain type of steakhouse. 

The average price for a good cut of steak is about $32.00 for a New York Strip, and that's a 14oz. Strip. Also at Linda’s, a salad and your choice of side, along with hot fresh bread is included in the price of your steak. If you factor that in, and the quality of the cut of meats they serve, it's a pretty good deal.

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The inside of Linda’s La Cantina is a bit sparse and very traditional. It's very dimly lit with wood and brass accents and red and white checkered table cloths for a real old school style steakhouse feel.

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Although there is an extensive wine list on the table, they do not have any specialty cocktails or mixed drinks on the menu. The good news is, the bar staff here is very capable, and they will make whatever you desire. A Moscow mule on the left and a dirty martini on the right, were great pre dinner drinks.

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We ordered the Coconut Shrimp with Spice Plum sauce for an appetizer, and they were pretty tasty, although a tad on the sweet side.

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The House Salad, with French dressing.  A salad is served with your choice of dressing and is complementary to any entree selection.

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Steak is what they do here, and Linda's La Cantina does a damn fine job at great steaks that are moderately priced. This is the 16oz. Ribeye that just melts in your mouth.

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The side choices we decided on was the baked potato and steamed broccoli.

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They have a 14oz. and an 18oz. NY Strip at Linda’s. This 14oz version was delicious and perfectly cooked. There was also plenty left over for me to have an excellent lunch the next day.

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A slice of Coconut cake and some coffee was a perfect ending to our visit.


This is quite a unique establishment with a great deal of history going all the way back to when Orlando still had dirt roads. There has a been only a handful of owners since the beginning, but the original Linda was the longest proprietor of this fine establishment. It was torn down and remodeled in 1972, burnt down in a fire in 1994 and reopened in 1995 after a six month rebuild process.

Through the next several years some family members left, while others came, and the one constant was the traditions that had been passed down and were still treasured and protected by the ones that cared enough to stay the course.

In 2001 Linda retired to the shock of family and all that had seen her behind the desk. Although missed greatly, it was good to know that she was enjoying her golden years doing things she never had time to. Her dedication to the customers and to her family made her a matriarch in the truest sense, and that tradition still lives on today.

Linda’s La Cantina is open from 4:00 pm until 9:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. I would suggest making a reservation, as they tend to fill up fast with the limited hours.


Linda's La Cantina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Outback Steak House at I-Drive 360

8351 International Drive
Orlando FL. 32819
(407) 351-5482
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Outback Steakhouse is the latest restaurant to open its doors at the all new I Drive 360 complex at the Orlando Eye.

If you recall back in May, I wrote about Yard House being the first to open at this location along with some more details about the I-Drive 360 attraction. You can click HERE to find out more.

In keeping with the direction of the new tourist friendly stop on International Drive, this Outback features a “Modern Australia” building design on the inside and the outside that is the first of its kind. The design of this location was based on the regional geography of Australia. The idea is to give guests the sense of adventure that being down under brings, as well as to reflect the leisure of modern day Australia.

Along with the new modern Australia design is a pretty modern and cool outdoor dining patio area that wraps around the building. The area has plenty of seating and there are fans outside as well to help keep you cool.

Guests will enjoy a more spacious bar area that includes a community table with customized seating and furnishings, vibrant colors and connects directly to the outdoor dining patio.


I got to try the Maple Mustard Glazed Pork Chops during a preview and training session. I must admit, they were pretty good and packed with flavor.


My dining companion went Surf and Turf with the Outback Special and Shrimp Combo. The steak was cooked perfectly and the Coconut Shrimp were a tad sweet, but very good as well.


The new Orlando Outback Steakhouse at I-Drive 360 is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

As with all Outback locations, Call-ahead seating is available by calling the restaurant at 407-351-5482. For on-the-go guests, Curbside Takeaway is available by calling the restaurant or placing your order online.

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