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Linda's La Cantina

#359 of 3,013 Restaurants in Orlando
#406 of 3,276 Places to Eat in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Steakhouse, Barbecue
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4721 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-4491
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Hidden Gem

This place is a hidden gem. A local's favorite. Nothing fancy, but a very good steak. Visited recently for business. I had the cajun shrimp and coconut shrimp appetizer. The coconut shrimp tasted like any other. The cajun shrimp were fairly good. The side salad was like you would find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
fsu26noles
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is a hidden gem. A local's favorite. Nothing fancy, but a very good steak. Visited recently for business. I had the cajun shrimp and coconut shrimp appetizer. The coconut shrimp tasted like any other. The cajun shrimp were fairly good. The side salad was like you would find anywhere else. The star of the night was the T-Bone.... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

While on a business trip to Orlando, I found Linda's on a Tuesday evening. The place was full of customers. The waiting time to be seated was of 15 minutes. The place is clean, comfortable, and features a dim lighting. The staff was courteous and attentive. The menu has an array of main items but limited on the accompanying side... More 

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After a one year ban from of this place, we decided to go back. The food is good, not great! I could maybe get past that but the rudeness of some staff members, the manager and owners is off the charts!!! DON'T go on a busy evening, as the service seriously suffers. You have to BEG for drink refills and... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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: Mexican, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?