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Nice food near Florida Mall, Orlando

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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.

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

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    1. re: pdpredtide

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

      1. re: sarah galvin

        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

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

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      1. re: askdrtodd

        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

        1. re: Rona Gindin

          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.

          1. re: sarah galvin

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

            1. re: Rona Gindin

              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.

          2. re: Rona Gindin

            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.