Boldist - The Orlando marketers guide to really freakin' delicious tacos

We have a confession to make. We love tacos. We love them so much that there have been days that the only food that makes it into our bellies starts with a T and ends with an OHHHHH. We think it’s safe to say that you love tacos too, so when we put together this list of Orlando Restaurants that can satisfy your cravings for a taco, we agreed the best thing to do would be to share it on our blog. What do tacos have to do with Digital Marketing? Everything.

People can get pretty passionate about tacos, and at the risk of making some polarized friends, we’re going to give these restaurants a little bit of a ranking. Keep in mind, this list is by no means complete so if you feel like we missed a really tasty taco, send us a note.

Last updated – January 2017

Tacos First.

Hunger Street Tacos: Courtesy of us on lunch
Hunger Street Tacos: Courtesy of us on lunch

Black Rooster Taqueria

We wish we could say this place was the OG taco restaurant in Orlando, but it’s not. What is OG about this place, is their tortillas – handmade and delivered quickly to your hungry hands.

Mills 50
1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Tako Cheena

It may not be BYOB anymore but in the middle of Mills 50 there’s no better place to get Asian fusion tacos at the very beginning or the very end of your night (4am on Fridays & Saturdays).

Mills 50
932 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Hunger Street Tacos

The newest taco kid on the block with on-point restaurant design and menu options. We’re sure to be regulars here before the month is up.

Winter Park
2103 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789


Delicious palm-sized tacos are ordered in a sushi-like fashion with a pencil and selection menu. If you’re into minimal server chat, this is the place for you. They leave you completely alone unless you have your “dragonfly card” up for more tacos, tequila or extra salsa. You’ll want extra salsa.

Dr. Phillips
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd #28, Orlando, FL 32819

Mexican for Americans

Cocina 214: Courtesy of Andrew H. on Yelp
Cocina 214: Courtesy of Andrew H. on Yelp

Cocina 214

This place is fancy. Take your Mom here to celebrate her birthday. With tacos.

Winter Park
151 Welbourne Avenue East, Winter Park, FL 32789


Try the jalapeno margarita, with your tacos. They are even better at lunch with your co-workers.

Baldwin Park
4963 New Broad St., Orlando, FL 32814

Downtown Orlando
2380 S Orange Ave #77, Orlando, FL 32806

Border Grill Fresh-Mex

5695 Vineland Road, Suite A, Orlando, FL 32819

Don Julio Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but Don Julio knows how to make a strong margarita and a darn good taco.

East Orlando
South Chickasaw Trail. Orlando, FL 32825

Lake Mary
4275 West Lake Mary Blvd. Lake Mary, FL 32746


We can’t possibly explain this place. Go and try it for yourself.

925 Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

El Potro Mexican Restaurant

We’d heard of a Chinese buffet but a Mexican buffet? No way! Enter El Potro, where they serve lunch trough style Monday-Saturday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

Winter Park
501 North Orlando Drive. Suite 217, Winter Park, FL 32789

981 Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703

4666 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811

Mexican for Mexicans

El Pueblo: Courtesy of Ricky L. on Yelp
El Pueblo: Courtesy of Ricky L. on Yelp

El Pueblo Mexican Grocery

This place offers horchata by the pitcher…and tacos, of course.

Winter Park
7124 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

El Ranchito Meat Market & Restaurant

Located behind Bombshell’s Tavern inside a Mexican grocery on a seedy stretch of Edgewater, you’ll find the best and quite possibly the cheapest tortas in Orlando.

5214 Satel Dr, Orlando, FL 32810

La Hacienda

Feeling adventurous? Try the tacos de lengua – lengua is Spanish for tongue.

Winter Park
3090 Aloma Ave # 145, Winter Park, FL 32792

Pepe’s Cantina

Eat your tacos al fresco and pair them with a fancy margarita – choices include avocado, spicy pineapple, bourbon, or the classic, always enjoyable, Mezcal-rita.

Winter Park
433 W New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

Taqueria Ameca

Tacos so authentic you might even forget you’re in America. Tip: Brush up on your basic Spanish before you arrive.

South Orange
3558 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Tacos El Rancho

Do you like cheap tacos and house-made Rum Chata? Of course you do!

4433 Hoffner Avenue
Belle Isle, FL 32812

331 N Orange Ave
Orlando Fl 32801

East Orlando
2194 S Chickasaw trail
Orlando Fl 32825

Taco Rio

Legit tacos in yet another unsuspecting location with beautiful views of the I-4 underpass.

Winter Park
822 Formosa Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Grocery Los Hermanos Inc

Tacos and groceries? Two birds, one stone.

Curry Ford
4130 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

La Fiesta Mexican Grill

Unassuming exterior, immaculate interior. There won’t be a single frijole or grain of rice on your plate by the end of your meal.

Curry Ford
3000 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

American + Fusion Tacos

Jimmy Hulas: Courtesy of Jacksonville Restaurant Reviews
Jimmy Hulas: Courtesy of Jacksonville Restaurant Reviews

JJ’s Fresh from Scratch

Cool concept, great service and food that makes you want to go back an embarrassing amount of times in one week.

Curry Ford
2950 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Winter Park Fish Co.

Can’t go wrong with a great fish taco. Even better when it’s $2 on a Tuesday.

Winter Park
761 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Jimmy Hula’s

Fast casual tacos in all kinds of funky styles. Wipeout, Treehugger and Voodoo are among a few favorites.

Winter Park
2522 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792
*Also has locations in Hunter’s Creek, Waterford Lakes, UCF Area, and Altamonte Springs.

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Probably one of the most unsuspecting places for an amazing taco. The La Vaca Tahkaw with braised brisket might just change your life.

Mills 50
1326 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Lake Nona
9680 N. Narcoosssee Rd, Orlando, FL
Opening Spring 2017

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Looking for sweet over savory? Look no further than Peterbrooke’s Choco-Taco – a significant step up from the 7-11 version.

Winter Park
300 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Americans Pretending to be Mexicans

Gringos Locos: Courtesy of Gringos Locos
Gringos Locos: Courtesy of Gringos Locos

PR’s Taco Palace

Go here for a beer. If you’re feeling adventurous order queso.

Winter Park
499 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL

College Park
717 W Smith St, Orlando, FL 32804

Sloppy Taco Palace

Think of this place as Will’s Pub but with tacos.

4892 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Gringo’s Locos

When you’re drinking, every taco is delicious. If you can’t decide between crunchy or soft, order the Double D’s and get the best of both worlds. Bonus: there is queso involved!

Downtown Orlando
22 E Washington St., Orlando, FL 32801

Milk District
2406 E.Robinson St. Orlando, FL 32803
*Downtown South location coming soon.

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