Thursday, July 23, 2009

Planet Hollywood - Downtown Disney

I am sure many of you have been to a Planet Hollywood before. At least to walk around and view the Hollywood items. This was the 3rd Planet Hollywood I've been to. The experience was not bad at all it included a live DJ and the croud singing along to some songs old and new. Service was also pretty good. The wait was not bad either.

If you are looking for average American food such as burgers and fries, this place is a good choice. When we went, I was really wanting a burger but ended up ordering a chickan sandwhich. The food was pretty good. If you are the kind of person who does not like crouded places though, you should avoid this place. Planet Hollywood tends to be always busy. On a regular night there is a pretty long wait just to get seated. Once again I must say this place is always busy.

When it comes to price, for just burgers and fries you're spending $13 dollars. Honeslty, with that $13 dollars, I could make a better meal. The main reason to eat at Planet Hollywood is the surroundings. Also, the bigger meals are close to $30 dollars. So if you are looking to waste money on mediocre food and hollywood memorabilia then this is the right place for you. If you are looking to eat out and get good food for good money. Look elsewhere. I rate this place 3/5 chef hats.

Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Downtown Disney - Orlando
Phone: (407) 827-7827

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pei Wei - Asian Diner

Absolutely terrible food... They make the inside look nice, but the food not so nice. The dish I had was Pad Thai, and they made it greasy and gross. Every bite i felt my body shake from disgust. The noodles were burnt tasting, and every noodle was too soggy. I will not recommend this place to anyone. If you see a Pei Wei when driving around looking for food just keep driving. I recommend McDonalds over Pei Wei any day and that is saying a lot, because McDonald's is not food..

None of the staff were asian, in the 'Asian Diner'. The only thing I can say that is positive about this place, is the fortune cookies were good. But those came pre-packaged. This is just another Americanized asian food place trying to make a buck. I say ignore it and hope they go out of business soon.

That night my fiancee and I both had stomach aches from that place. I rate this place 1/5 chef hats. Stay away!

Location: Orlando-Phillips Crossing
8015 Turkey Lake Road Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 241-3301

Monday, July 13, 2009

Caribbean Bakery & Restaurant

When I first moved to Orlando, I went for a ride to learn the area. I saw this restaurant/bakery on Curry Ford and thought that this place would be cool to eat at. I was half right. I ordered a Torta sandwich, which is a pretty big sandwich. It was really good until i found a huge bone in my food. My fiancee had Steak with Unions and fried Yucca. I did have a taste and it was good, but very plain. Sadly I must give this restaurant a bad rating because of the service, price and layout.

As you can see from the picture, the owners would rather have an expensive car then make the inside look nice. When we left they were unloading bottled water from the car. We did say we wanted water and they gave us bottled. When we really wanted Orlando's Finest (Tap water). It was dark and gloomy, bugs where flying about in the restaurant. Our waitress was also our cook, and the food took extra long to come to us. She did not speak english that well. Good thing my fiancee was there and knows some spanish.

If you do plan on going here, make sure you bring someone that speaks spanish. I rate this 2/5 chef hats. I really don't like giving low scores, but this place really did not impress me or my fiancee.

Location: 5663 Curry Ford Rd. - Orlando
Phone: (407) 3840175

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Paradiso 37 - Street Foods of America

First off this restaurant is brand new to the Orlando - Downtown Disney area. We love browsing around Downtown Disney. So a few weeks ago we saw that this place was under construction. But last night it was open! Now on to the review.. Great service, the workers were great. Our food came in good time, they had a live musician playing. The inside was very appealing, you also can sit outside, but I recommend sitting inside. The lights change colors slowly and have a soothing feel to them. You also can see the chefs in the back working away to give you a great dinner or lunch.

The prices are a bit steep, so if your looking for a place under $10.00 dollars a plate this might not be the right place for you. But if you are looking to eat out and have a good time, this place is it. They have a wide menu, the menu represents the 37 countries of North, Central and South America. If you have kids, they also have a kids menu.

On to what I had, I ordered the Quesadillas which came with cole slaw, also ordered the chips and salsa. I highly recommend the chips and salsa. Most of the other people in the restaurant ordered them too. They were great, and the salsa was even better. I rate this place 4/5 chef hats. Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Try to dine at night, that is when the live band is playing and the atmosphere is the best in the restaurant.

Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Downtown Disney - Orlando
Phone: (407) 934-3702

Monday, July 6, 2009

Welcome to the First Post!

My fiancee and I just moved to Orlando, Florida from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Basically to avoid the freezing cold temperatures. So far we love it here in Orlando. What we brought with us, is our love for eating out, trying new foods and visiting new restaurants. Here in Orlando, we are pretty much overwhelmed with choices. So we decided to start a blog for people who are interested in visiting Orlando for Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld and all the other great attractions this town has to offer.

We plan on going to ALL of the restaurants here, and figured we should rate them, critique them and give our recommendations. So far we have been to about 10, and please be patient as we add them in. Some places here are really really good and others not so good. So before you spend the money on food that will disappoint you, check out our blog for reviews.

- L