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Linda's La Cantina

#293 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
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4721 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-4491
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Old Favorite

The La Cantina serves the best steaks in Florida and the prices don't require a trip to the bank. They don't skimp on the drinks and the service is always up to par.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Edward W
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Maitland, Florida
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just not what it used to be. It is still a busy place, but the quality of food/service has certainly declined over the years. Now it is just an average steak house with a high end price. Please correct your problems, sure would hate to see this establishment go the way of some others that have disappeared.

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Maitland, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The La Cantina serves the best steaks in Florida and the prices don't require a trip to the bank. They don't skimp on the drinks and the service is always up to par.

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Oviedo, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Well, I gave it one last try. I had a very negative experience in December, but the food is good so I decided to give it another try last night. It started with a negative, bordering on rude front staff. The older lady does not have any personality, or ability to connect with the customers. The two young assistants in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We wanted something that wasn't a chain and gave this place a try. The 4 of us were blown away by our tasty filets. They were cooked perfectly! Service was efficient but could be a little friendlier. We will be back when we need a steak fix!

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had heard what a great steak house this was and we had wanted to visit it for sometime. What a disappointment. The service was the worst I have experienced in years. We waited 15 minutes before the waiter came to our table and with no greeting just demanded the drink order only, wouldn't take appetizer order. The service did... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Buried in the downtown section of Orlando just east of little Saigon on Colonial Drive is a wonderful old style steakhouse. It has been around for a while and I believe rebuilt once after a fire. It has a classic menu of beef and other items. Simply tasty beef and served well. If you are looking ambience, go elsewhere. This... More 

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Lansing, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The steaks, sides and salads were delicious. Linda's has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. I was impressed with the retro bathroom that resembled the 20's. We arrived at 4:50 with no reservations. We were seated immediately and enjoyed a couple drinks. By the time we ordered, this place was wall to wall with people and the lounge was also full.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were celebrating my mom's birthday so there were 18 of us including small children and several adults. Samantha was our waitress and she was so attentive and never once seemed overwhelmed; she was awesome! The steaks were so good and tender we could cut them with a fork. It may costs a little more, but well worth it. I... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have been to Linda's several times with 40+ snowbird seniors to celebrate everyone's anniversary - many over 50 years. We are always treated well by the staff. Service is quick and efficient. The steaks are always very good and flavorful, although there was a variation in the toughness of some of our sirloins last time. I would willingly return... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This place is still the best steakhouse in Orlando. Steaks and service are always consistent and their rib eye(my favorite) is fantastic. Most of the other reviews expand on the specifics, but trust me, make sure to go here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4721 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 894-4491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?