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starbucksbrew May 16, 2010 09:47 AM

Hi fellow Chowhounds! I've lived in Orlando for 10 years, but always in southeast Orlando. We are moving to Longwood soon, and I need to know what to eat up there. I'm very familiar with Winter Park eats, and I know about these Longwood/Casselberry places because they're near I-4:

Kobe
Melting Pot
Terra Mia
Craving
Udipi Cafe
Cypriana
Mykonos

What great little places do I need to find? thanks

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Mykonos
628 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Cypriana Cafe
505 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL 32707

Udipi Cafe
14422 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Terra Mia
1185 Spring Centre South Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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    melpadilla May 19, 2010 01:17 PM

    Also, Chef Henry's just reopened in the plaza right off of I4 on 434. I used to frequent the one in Casselberry on Howell Branch and it was great Eastern European food. I haven't been to the new location, but understand it is just as good if not better now (Scott Joseph just gave it a good review).

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      starbucksbrew May 19, 2010 07:04 AM

      Thanks everyone! I'm excited to try these new places!

      1. pdpredtide May 18, 2010 04:44 AM

        youve got to check out
        korea house
        seoul garden
        Kohinoor

        thats all i can think of in addition to the previous mentioned in Longwood area

        1. watch me eat May 17, 2010 08:30 PM

          Here's a few of my favorites in Longwood off the top of my head:
          Bayridge Sushi
          Sushin
          Imperial Dynasty
          Polonia
          Cafe Paisano
          Carmelas (for Grandma pizza)
          Ali Baba

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          Ali Baba
          1155 W State Road 434 Ste 105, Longwood, FL 32750

          Polonia Cafe
          750 S US Highway 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750

          Cafe Paisano
          182 W State Road 434 Ste 1000, Longwood, FL 32750

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            Big Bad Voodoo Lou May 18, 2010 08:35 AM

            Good call on Polonia! I can't believe I forgot it. How is the new Bavarian restaurant in the same parking lot area (17-92 south of 434)?

            Also, Ali Baba is solid, but I greatly prefer Aladdin Cafe on 436 and Red Bug Lake Road in Casselberry.

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            Ali Baba
            1155 W State Road 434 Ste 105, Longwood, FL 32750

            Polonia Cafe
            750 S US Highway 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750

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            Big Bad Voodoo Lou May 16, 2010 11:29 AM

            I see you like Greek food! I've been to Cypriana and Mykonos one time each, but my wife and I absolutely love Greek Flame Taverna on Semoran and Howell Branch, at the edge of Casselberry and Winter Park. I think it's far superior to the other two.

            For Indian, Kohinoor in Altamonte Springs is my favorite in town, and it isn't terribly far from Longwood -- on Semoran right near the Altamonte exit to I-4.

            A little further down Semoran near the 434 intersection is Don Pepe's Habana Grill, our favorite Cuban restaurant in town and the best Cuban food I've had anywhere since leaving Miami almost six years ago.

            For cheap, authentic Mexican, you can't beat Chilango's in Winter Springs, just down SR 434 from Longwood.

            For special occasions, Enzo's on the Lake is very romantic, old world-style Italian in beautiful surroundings, right on 17-92 where Longwood meets Casselberry. We usually go there for Valentine's Day.

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            Chilangos
            162 W State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708

            Mykonos
            628 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

            Greek Flame Taverna
            1560 State Road 436, Winter Park, FL 32792

            Cypriana Cafe
            505 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL 32707

            Habana Grill
            937 W State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

            1. Sandwich_Sister May 16, 2010 09:53 AM

              Cassleberry has Cubans on the run, great cuban lunch. Delicious cuban sandwiches.

              Also there is Habaneros Mexican which is quite good.

              I have never been to Mykonos but I know several people who live in Longwood that go there frequently and love it.

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              Mykonos
              628 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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