Orlando’s Best Taco Spots

It is not news to anyone, but I am a huge taco fan. I will eat pretty much anything if it is in a tortilla. I feel super fortunate that Orlando has a bustling taco scene and I have had the honor of trying out many of the local joints. Here I am showcasing my favorites spots in honor of National Taco Day.

My Orlando Taco Week tacos from El Potro

Let’s start with my favorite classic sit-down, casual Mexican. This is the restaurant you go to with your family and fill the table. Margaritas and Mexican beer flow and everything is served with a side of refried beans and rice. Comfort food at its finest. My new favorite spot for this is El Potro in Winter Park.

Photo from blackroostertaqueria.com

In the market for trendy tacos? Check out Black Rooster Taqueria on Mills. This little taco shop has great made to order options that are sure to delight. Seating is limited so it fills up fast, but isn’t that the sign of a good restaurant? If the place is too full just grab your tacos to go and enjoy them with a cocktail on the back patio of The Guesthouse next door. Don’t forget they are closed Mondays.

Tako Cheena, the Mills/50 hotspot started as a food truck and launched into a full on taco shop. They even opened an additional location on John Young Parkway. Tako Cheena is great if you want a taco that is nothing like a traditional taco or anything you may have had before. These tacos have an asian flair and sure to both please and give you something to talk about. The Mills location is open until 1am weeknights and until 4am Friday and Saturday night. This place is fun, but very casual and does not serve alcohol. Perfect for before or after a night out but not a fancy date night spot.

Looking for fresh? Cafe Rio has your back.

No taco list is complete without the addition of a chain taco shop. My favorite around here is Cafe Rio at 17-92 and Lee road. The sweet pork is my favorite, but I enjoy all of their tacos, especially on Tuesday when they are $1.99 each.

So what is your favorite local taco spot? There are so many more than the ones I named here and honestly, my favorites are ever changing.



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