Buffet, Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium: This is the East Orlando outpost of the popular Winter Park eatery and a no less delicious venue. Extremely popular for its reasonable lunch buffet ($8.95) – loaded down with chutneys and sauces, vegetarian and non-veg options – it's very easy to over-indulge. The UCF Tamarind's "edge of Orlando" Colonial Drive location feels semi-remote, but belies the enjoyable atmosphere inside, where warm colors, soft music and Indian touches create pleasant confines in which to enjoy the spice-laden entrees (all you can eat at lunch) and soft, chewy naan. Many diners here are regulars at lunch time due to price and selection, but Tamarind's off-buffet menu is extensive and certainly warrants exploration.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Buffet: "Try to save a bit of room for the fruit custard, a refreshing palate cleanser."
Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium: "If you stop in for the buffet, save a bit of room for the fruit custard, a refreshing palate cleanser."
Best for Buffet Because: Friendly proprietors, pleasant atmosphere and a delicious, reasonable AYCE lunch win Tamarind the nod.
Best for Restaurants near Bright House Networks Stadium Because: Five miles from the stadium, an ocean away in complex, multi-layered Indian flavors. A great neighborhood restaurant.
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