Paradiso 37
Paradiso 37

Paradiso 37

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney/dining/paradiso37/
  • Phone: (407) 934-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jose Camey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Capacity to be decided on a case by case basis.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Kurtz 407-248-9975
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment nightly. Call for schedule

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hotel Plaza Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at DOWNTOWN DISNEY(R) Pleasure Island.
A word from Paradiso 37
PARADISO 37, a high energy restaurant and bar will feature North, Central and South American favorites along with a tequila bar of over 37 kinds of tequila, signature margaritas and an international wine bar all in a colorful and lively setting with a circular deck suspended over Village Lake. Open daily, from 11:00am till late night. Once the sun goes down the tequila bar lights up and live entertainment takes center stage. A dining and entertainment emporium that will take you to the flavors and culture of the streets of the Americas without leaving the streets of DOWNTOWN DISNEY®.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Paradiso 37 reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)vibrant bar scene (23)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (19)scenic view (12)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (10)romantic (7)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Argentina at Disney
    SharonaVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant at Disney World's 'Downtown Disney' (soon to be Disney Springs) is a great find. They feature a variety of foods with a South American flavor. This last visit our waitress brought us nachos and salsa. While, neither my husband nor I are the biggest fans of salsa, neither of us could stop eating this one - both the chips and salsa were incredible. We each ordered dinners that were made up of 4 components called 'From the Land' and 'From the Sea'. Both dishes were delicious and I highly recommend them. If you're a burger fan, they have a big assortment - as well as 'big' burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food and drinks with lively atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Exactly as described. Reservations highly recommended. Entrees were well seasoned and ample. Drinks were quality and tasty. Very lively atmosphere inside and out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother with reservations
    waitingforservice
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    came in a few minutes early for reservation time and told to wait while table was prepared ...we waited over 30 minutes when others were being taken in without reservation. Hostess at front totally overlooked us until we had to ask what happened to our reservation. we were ushered upstairs to a dark corner, even thought the reservation had requested water view. Once problem was noticed, it took way too long to get it corrected and was not handled professionally. There were tables available all over the restaurant. There is no use to making a reservation if the staff does not recognize it. A real disappointment since we were 1st time guests with visitors from out of town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome service and food
    Kmmm
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Server was amazing. So helpful and knowledgable and the food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh!!!
    ComfortEating
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food wasn't all that great and I love to eat! Fish tacos were salty and the chicken from the chicken burritos tasted like it was taken from a can of chicken noodle soup.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good
    JasonNew
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good food, accommodates vegetarians if asked. Don't have any black beans without chorizo, which is rather odd for a South American themed restaurant. Chips are flavorful on their own. Cilantro rice is also pretty darn good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Downtown Disney
    lifepak12man
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    All the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a great dining experience and the food and margaritas were awesome. My family was visiting from out of town and this was their first time at Downtown Disney and was all of our first time at Paradiso 37, but for sure won't be my last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had the crazy corn as an appetizer and it was delicious. The skirt steak and Mac and chesse was also amazing. Not sure why this place gets rated so poorly but my group really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Outdoor Dining
    TessieLou
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The Paradiso 37 wait staff was attentive and friendly. The chef came to our table to discuss my gluten intolerance. Even though gluten free items are not indicated on the menu, I was assured that the chicken enchiladas could be prepared gluten free, and I had no adverse reaction the following day. My husband's smothered burrito was declared quite good even if a little overly salted. We suspected the sauces may have been canned rather than freshly prepared on premise, but did not ask. The waterfront view from the patio was only somewhat obscured by Downtown Disney construction walls. We will likely return after the revitalization efforts. This is good spot to relax and get away from the busiest areas of Downtown Disney.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standard American fare
    Kcalifornia2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Paradiso 37 hoping to listen to some music and enjoy a great meal. We were there around 900pm and there was no music and the food was pretty standard American food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    Bestdate24
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. foods great and servers were helpful and great too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NanceVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was pre made microwaved and nasty. Fans were extremely high for October making the room super cold. Remember diners aren't running around serving customers....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal
    Murphdines
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food and service was great, it is loud and fun. Place to bring your friends for a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Surprised!
    Jenk162
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were shocked at how fast we were seated and how fast the food came out. It was complete craziness in Downtown Disney with all the construction. The restaurant was mobbed, but the staff was very friendly and stayed calm. The food was also fantastic! We were very pleasantly surprised in the end. We would eat there again for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mad house
    Mustang359
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is good and service was great, however the place was uncomfortably crowded and loud. . Music blares on the outside patio and crowds roar insudeu. The food came out almost immediately, telling me it was being mass produced and just plated as it was ordered. The experience felt a bit rushed. Our waiter was excellent, but also rushed around at a frantic pace. Overall good food if you can endure the chaos.
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  • Nice Spot
    EaterOutOften
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good food in Downtown Disney. Kids really enjoyed the menu. Portions were a little smaller than expected, but the quality of food made up for it. We would go back on another visit. Great to be able to use OpenTable to make a reservation and have a table ready when arriving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Argentine Food
    SharonaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We've eaten here a few times . The service has always been good. I've never experienced one of their burgers , but my advice - be very hungry, they're huge. I ordered a dish called 'from the sea' where you get nice portions of 4 different sea food dishes, my husband ordered 'from the land' - again 4 different meat options. Both of us were impressed and would definitely order them again. We'd definitely go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for touristic area
    marlonflVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place has good food and service if you consider the options around and the fact it is located at downtown Disney. The stake burrito was pretty good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why bother with a reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I had an 8:00 pm reservation for 2 made through Open Table, but when I arrived at the restaurant they told me I'd have to wait 30 min or sit outside. Since I didn't mind sitting in the heat outside we proceeded to the deck where they sat us immediately in front of a speaker blaring Michael Jackson. I was told, with attitude, that was the only table available, so I a walked out. The hostess desk and management of this restaurant were very confused on this Tuesday night. There was a hostess desk outside, unmanned, so I proceeded to a desk inside where there were two parties being seated. When I tried to sign in at that hostess desk they directed me back out to the desk outside, which sent me back inside again. What a mess.
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  • Pricey
    foodcritic
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Expensive for the amount of food you actually get. The waiter never visited during our meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Bad service at a tourist restaurant where nobody eats twice. After 15 minutes gave up waiting for someone to come to table and went to bar to eat. They still probably haven't noticed the numerous people waiting for service. Staff doesn't have a clue how to run a restaurant. It also took 30 minutes to get seated despite having a reservation. Food is like a tgi Fridays or chilies.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disney Village Best
    lollipop14
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went on a family vacation to Universal Orlando. This restaurant was highly rated, conveniently located near our hotel, and reservations were available on Open Table. WOW! We had to wait only about 15 min past our reservation time for a table but there was an entertainer outside and an outdoor bar so it was fun. It was packed with families. We had a wonderful server, Lourdes, who was very attentive. The food was outstanding, especially the pulled pork and the fish taco's. We will definitely return on our next trip!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the Atmosphere
    Foodie123VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Outside a DJ/singer plays and sings everything from the Macarena to disco tunes. It's a lot of fun overlooking the water. Inside is vibrant and busy. Two men with families were not happy that they made a reservation and they were told it would be a 35 minute wait. We had the same wait with a reservation, but we went and had a cocktail at the bar. The three dips (guacamole, chile and queso) was great.. but the rest of the food was pretty standard. The tres leches dessert was really nice. But I'd go back just for the fun ambiance..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding wait staff.
    Robert
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I recently booked and had a special order of flowers delivered to the restaurant. The wait staff placed them in the cooler. Our reservation was at 8 pm, the walk in wait was over 90 minutes-they held our reservation (we were on time), and moved our table per our last minute request to outdoor seating by the water. We waited all of 5 minutes which is just enough time to hit the bar for a cocktail. After seating, a waiter stood about 10 feet behind my wife (out of her line of sight, but within mine ) and motioned if I wanted the flowers now, to which I nodded. The stage lighting was engaged and lit up the table as the flowers were delivered. The live band played a Spanish serenade, and she was taken aback. It was flawless. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great Jalapeño Margaritas and the red and white Sangrias were delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 302 reviews are from the Paradiso 37 reviews archive.
  • It was nice until .....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server's name was karina. She was such a joy to have serving. She had knowledge about the food. I have Food Allergies and she was great in accommodating them. She even brought the head chef out to make sure I felt safe about eating there. when she brought him out he almost made it seem like my food allergy wasn't a big thing. We were enjoying the ambiance until a server started talking to the Chef about Big Breasts and how a more than a mouthful is too much waste.... then another server chimed in about her breasts and the Chef was making motions with his hands to reference him putting the breast in his mouth. Loud & very unprofessional. I thought it was degrading and not a conversation to have in front of a customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem
    DamaraW
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a gem of Downtown Disney! The food is really good! I had the "from the land" platter and the steak on the platter was incredible. My husband had fish tacos. We barely said a word which means the food was great! We both had jalapeño margaritas which we're super spicy but excellent and authentic tasting! Also our server, Carina, was awesome! She made great recommendations and was very attentive. Paradiso 37 exceeds expectations for the Disney tourist trap! It would be great anywhere but it's a gem if Downtown Disney
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and crowded
    Mlh62
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was ok - nothing special. Extremely loud atmosphere. Seated in a booth close to opened door so it was hot and this is where everyone was waiting to be seated so there were people hovering close to table. There was a toddler in the booth behind us that was turned around eating chips over our shoulder and parents were oblivious to it and a probably 10 year old child seated in the level above us that kept hanging his head over watching us and at one time dropped his menu on my shoulder. All in all a not so pleasant dining experience for a hefty price. Would not return here.
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  • Fun Place to go with friends.
    FunandFabulous
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a great night at Paradiso 37. Great service, great food, and overall nice ambience. I would recommend it to friends and family. The prices were varied and reasonable. We ended up ordering and splitting about 7 appetizers for the 4 of us. Great variety and flavor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Visit on 4th of July
    FamilyTraveler
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    They had great music and we liked that we could sit out on the patio for fireworks. We ordered three burgers well done and all three came about medium to medium rare. My husband refused to send anything back because they might "do something" to our food. (He will not send anything back any place, not just here.) So that was very disappointing. The fries were not hot and tasted like they had sat for a few minutes before our food was brought out. I am still giving the food a "Good" but would not order beef here unless it is in a taco or something. I thought they were priced a little high, $14.95 for a cup of fries and a burger. However, for a place in Downtown Disney you expect things to be a little higher.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not exactly for families
    TacomanKC
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    For a family with 4 children, this restaurant wasn't quite up to snuff. Expensive kids meals that turned out to be more a la carte. On the flip side, the atmosphere was quite nice and the service we received was very good. I understand it has to be expensive because of location, but close to $10 for a kids meal with only a small amount of food seems out of place. I would come back when my family is a bit older to enjoy the outdoor music and the views of Downtown Disney
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Centrally located Pleasure Island
    Sunshineadventurer
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This restaurant was a pleasant experience. Our waiter was terrific, we were originally asked if we wanted to sit in the front area and I liked the open feeling of this space but was seated near the kitchen which was busy and a bit noisy so we moved a few tables over. The food was alright. I had enchiladas and my daughter had a salad (she is vegan) because that was basically the only choice for her. I was celebrating a birthday and found it to be a bit crowded (tables were a bit close) and a bit noisy for the special occasion atmosphere. Overall it was what I expected. Great location in the center of Pleasure Island of Downtown Disney and fun atmosphere - felt a bit like a sports bar but the World Cup was on so ... of course it was.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food, clueless staff.
    HungryForWorcesterVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had the fish tacos, not too bad but inconsistent. We had a very nice waitress come by and welcome us and take our drink orders right away. 5 minutes later a different waitress came by and welcomed us and asked for our drink orders, when we explained we had already been helped she said "oh, don't mind her, she's new and this isn't her table". This new waitress had a poor attitude, didn't re-appear until it was time to give us our check, then left our check sitting on the table for 15 minutes with our card waiting to be paid. We had to take our check to the front desk and had to ask to be cashed out. The desk staff gave us dirty looks and we received one hollow apology. Pass on this one, there are many better options in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cold food
    bvanklink
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    They couldn't find our reservation so we had to wait 20 minutes with the walk in crowd. Then our food was cold and undercooked. This is not worth coming back to unless we are just interested in having a drink on their patio.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food but fairly expensive
    Mtbmarcus
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Appetizers were good which left me hoping. Dinner came and it was good also but I was expecting more. Service was slow (1 water in 30 minutes for 4 people) and spotty (bread plates left during dessert) but he was very nice and helpful. It's Disney on a Friday night so they were slammed with 50 people waiting in line so can't be too critical I guess. Overall a good but not great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexico in Disney.
    SjpvacVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for a Father's Day brunch and had several excellent mojitos and a skirt steak but the real prize here is the dessert. The churros are warm and fantastic so skip dinner but get the churros.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Dozer
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My husband and I were blown away from ALL the food. The three dip appetizer was awesome! Such a great atmosphere and the drinks were also delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun time with friends!
    OrlandoRocks
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I took my co-workers from my corporate office there for a fun farewell. The service was great as was the food. Vibrant atmosphere and an awesome time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service!
    MellowFellow
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We made a last minute reservation via your iPad app that saved us tons of time on vacation in Orlando. We got there, they sat us right down. Although the tables were a little crowded we had a good time and our server was outstanding. Service was VERY Fast, he was very attentive, and memorized every item of a special health related order. Very impressive!
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  • Maybe it was just a long day
    wantedmore
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Maybe it was the construction of Disney downtown. Maybe it was just an off night. It took forever to get the our drinks and then the drinks were not very good. Bad margaritas, but the ILTs were ok. There was nothing that stood out. We had better meals at Buffalo Wild wings and TGIFridays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic