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sarah galvin Oct 25, 2009 05:38 PM

I am taking a cooking class and will be staying in the Florida Mall area. Are there any good restaurants nearby? Preferably not high dining. I won't be up for it after a day of classes probably.

  1. askdrtodd Oct 26, 2009 07:09 AM

    I think there is a Seasons 52 there, that's usually pretty solid.

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      Rona Gindin Oct 27, 2009 10:42 AM

      Padrino's has terrific Cuban at reasonable prices in a beautiful dining room. It's in Hunter's Creek, just down John Young Parkway from the culinary academy, assuming that's where you'll be.
      RonaGindin.com

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        sarah galvin Oct 27, 2009 02:39 PM

        I'm going to Notter's. Is that the same place? Cuban sounds good. So does Mexican. Thanks for the suggestions. I have been learning sushi making at home for the past week or so, so I'm sushi-ed out right now.

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          Rona Gindin Oct 27, 2009 02:47 PM

          I've never heard of Notter's, so I doubt it's the same. Orlando has quite a few Cuban restaurants.

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            sarah galvin Oct 27, 2009 05:46 PM

            Notter's is a pastry school. I'm taking a Belgian chocolate making class from Jean-Pierre Wybauw from Belgium. Good tip. I hadn't thought of the Cuban population in Orlando. I will be sure to try Cuban.

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          sarah galvin Oct 30, 2009 06:43 PM

          We ate here tonight. I was fantastic! Me and my new friends thank you for the suggestion. Also, the outdoor atmosphere of the area was very much fun with music and lots of activity. The service was very friendly and attentive but relaxed. Food was really good. Thanks again.

      2. pdpredtide Oct 25, 2009 07:21 PM

        what do you define by nice, is there a specific cuisine? just wondering

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          sarah galvin Oct 26, 2009 05:00 AM

          Something that is not greasy or poorly made. I like all sorts of ethnic food.

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            pdpredtide Oct 27, 2009 10:27 AM

            Woodlands is a pretty good Vegetarian Indian restaurant on OBT nearby, also Izziban sushi is pretty good on the corner of OBT and Sand Lake near the Florida Mall. If you go south on OBT past the SR 528 on your right there's Chaat house which is pretty decent for Pakistani fare (try the shewarma dinner) its like a fast food Pakistani place lol. Also further down south on OBT is Azteca D'Oro a pretty good Mexican place

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