Orlando >Food & Dining > Linda's La Cantina Steak House-
4721 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL | Directions 32803-439528.553568 -81.328052
4PM-CLOSE TUES-SAT ; OPEN SUN OCT-MAY ; CLOSED MON
Neighborhoods: Colonial Town Center, Northeast
DO NOT GO!!!!!!!!!!! – My Brother and I took my Mother out to dinner at Linda?s La Cantina. The service was excruciatingly slow to begin with. Our steaks finally came out and my Mother cut into her?s eagerly only to find that her $26 fillet mignon was half gristle. My Mom spoke to the waitress about it and she offered to cook her another one. My Mom said that would be fine. A few minutes later, the waitress emerged from the kitchen and told my Mother that they wouldn?t cook her another one because ?All our meat is guaranteed to have no fat?. My Mother asked to speak to the manager. The manager came out and reiterated and REFUSED to cook another steak. She said ?I?ll take it off your bill, but I?m NOT cooking another one!?. We were dismayed! We got up and left. The manager followed me to my car with a clipboard and wrote down my tag number. Within a few minutes two police cars showed up. We wound up paying for our appetizers, drinks and salads. The restaurant then proceeded to fill out a trespass order on my entire family.
I would not have fed that steak to my dog. I wouldn?t recommend the crappy place to anyone! It was by far the WORST restaurant experience of my life!
RUDE EMPLOYEES - RAW STEAKS – BORN AND RAISED IN FLORIDA, AND WANTED TO TRY LINDA'S LA CANTINAS FOR MY
51ST BIRTHDAY. MANAGER RUDE WHEN WE WALKED UP TO THE HOSTESS STAND,
BAD SERVICE, EMPTY DRINK GLASSES THRU THE WHOLE DINNER, RAW STEAK THAT WAS SENT BACK , ONLY TO BE RETURNED BURNED SO BAD THAT YOU COULD NOT EVEN EAT IT. MANAGER NEVER CAME OVER TO OUR TABLE, WE HAD TO TRACK HER DOWN. I WILL NOT RECOMMEND
OR WILL I EVER GO BACK. EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT COULD CARE LESS!! HOW THEY HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1947 IS MY QUESTION???
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES! – Although I agree that the parking and atmosphere are too crowded, the steaks are the best, and at the best prices. My husband and I enjoy the table just above the fireplace, and have luckily managed to reserve it each time we've visited. The salads are fresh, the sides are DEEEE-LISH, and we've always had fun with our server. (Although our regular is gone now). We're going again tomorrow night, and taking my parents from Texas - which is a state known for their steaks. Should tell you something right there.
Average at Best – I had the pleasure of eating at Linda's about 2 months ago for a retirement party. Great food, service and atmosphere. I liked it so much I convinced my wife to drive up from our home in Tampa for my birthday dinner last night. Ooops, don't know what happened but it was not what I remembered.
We ordered the flagship T Bones, and got something less than a perfect steak for sure. Asked for a medium, it was raw. The provided knife would not cut the meat and about a third of the meat is still on that bone someplace. Basically my wife and I sat there laughing our collective you know what's off trying to figure out why we would drive 186 miles round trip for it. The bread was great though.
At best, with a great meal and a not so great meal it comes out to average dining experience. I'll eat here one more time as a test of my memory, but then again I work in Orlando and commute daily. I would not ask my wife to join me for what is at best a mediocre cut of meat.
I have eaten at steak houses all over the country. Delmonico's in NYC, The Range in Vegas, the Steakhouse 46 at the Hilton in Las Vegas too. Ruth's, Seltzers and many many others. Linda's came highly recommended, and like I said before it was great, one time. I want to be fair here, so I will try it again and hope we just had a bad night.
I will continue my quest for the perfect steak I suppose. I was so close there for awhile.
Best steak value in town! – Sure, you can pay more and get a better steak somewhere else. Or you could pay just a tiny bit less and be satisfied with the mediocre steak at a chain restaurant. But La Cantina ranks as one of my favorite steakhouses, or even favorite restaurant, in the Orlando area.
The food is outstanding, but make no mistake: this is a steakhouse. You can't order chicken or shrimp and expect the same kind of quality as the steaks. The surf and turf, which combines a filet mignon with blackened salmon (or alternatively, shrimp) is a great combination and one of the best values (it is a LOT of food). The filets are always excellent, especially if you like the seared outside and red middle that, in my opinion, is the only way to order a filet. The New York strip is also an excellent cut. All of their steaks are dry aged. Entrees come with the usual choice of a soup or salad along with a side, none of which is anything special. Steak is the focus here!
None of the wine is very good, the beer selection is decent with a couple of imports, but they do have a full liquor bar. The Bourbon Bites appetizer - sirloin tips quickly cooked with a spicy j e r k sauce - are a must have!
There is a main dining room as well as a lounge where you can get drinks or have a quiet dinner, which may be preferable since the main dining room gets quite loud. Not much atmosphere except in the lounge, where there is a fireplace/fountain where you can enjoy drinks.
My Mother came into to town and wanted to try it, They tried to sit us in the back corner and we refused,the hostess threw the menus on the table and walked off,A blond. The coconut shrimp was overcooked and the steak I ordered was under done and the coffee was the worst. To expensive,Rude employees, overcooked or undercooked food. A all around bad experience.
Best steak – The best steak you will ever eat!!!
Ive been all over and no one tops them
Excellent Steakhouse – From the tender, juicy, and well marbled Porterhouse to the T-Bone Linda's La Cantina serves up a great Steak for a great value. The customer service is friendly, warm, and efficient. Their Cocunut Birthday cake is amazing, if they're for such an occasion make sure to save room!
Mr. jim Crystle – Had a great dinner(early menu) the prices are great the coffee is not. service outstanding,They make you fell like you are at home.
Best Steaks – Linda's LaCantina has the absolute best steaks I've ever had. I take new people there every week and they agree. The service is usually pretty good, but there are 2 waiters there that are not very good. But, since I like the Steaks there, I can put up with the service.
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