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Tasty Tuesday- Taco Edition

If you know me at all, you know I love Mexican food and everything that comes with it. I appreciate it all, from the chips and guac, fajitas, quesadillas, the “healthy” taco salad in the delicious hard shell, and of course, tacos. I love them so much so that my husband and I got each other these for Valentine’s Day. Because nothing says I love you like pizza and taco themed shoes right?

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While I’d like to think our love for each other is stronger than anything, our love for delicious food is pretty close behind. So on this Tuesday evening, I dedicate this post to the top 3 places in Orlando that we go to for tacos…and then some. You’re welcome. 🙂

1. Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

This place is dangerously close to our apartment…however the upside is that we can bike there to off set some of the calories that we consume. At first glance it’s easy to think that this place is just a barbecue joint, but I promise you it’s so much more. In fact, in the half dozen times that I’ve eaten there, I’ve ONLY gotten the tacos…because they are that good.

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa - Orlando, FL, United States

Photo cred courtesy of a Yelper because I was always too hungry to wait and take a picture. 🙂

Wardlando’s Pick: The Chicken Al Pastor Taco and the Shrimp and Sausage Taco. Don’t forget to add a side of Yuca fries and local craft beer! Click here to drool.

2. Black Rooster Taqueria

This place is ALSO dangerously close to our apartment and directly across the street from Pig Floyd’s. So yes, that means you can go to both places and have a taste test competition. 🙂 The Black Rooster Taqueria caught my eye on Instagram as they tracked the progress of their construction prior to opening. Needless to say as soon as I saw they were open a few months ago, we made a visit. The place itself is pretty small, but the ambiance and vibe is really laid back and mellow, with some cool personal touches added in. Similar to Pig Floyd’s you order your food at the counter and then find a seat (if they aren’t all taken) to wait for your food.

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The view from the counter where you order your food.

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Yes, this post is about the tacos but this guac was my favorite part of the meal. 🙂

Wardlando’s Pick: Get the fresh guac, habanero salsa and any one of the 5 tacos on their menu.

3. Cocina 214

My husband and I stumbled upon Cocina 214 after an afternoon of wandering down Park Ave. in Winter Park. This place is  hidden back a little bit on a side street so you might miss it if you don’t know it’s there.They have a great outdoor patio space that is perfect to dine in pretty much year round. Again, I know this post is about tacos, and while the tacos are good…this place serves the BEST margarita I have ever had, in my life. (And I’ve had quite a few). I don’t know how they make this margarita, but it’s has the perfect balance of tart/sour, smooth frozen texture, and they are strong enough that you’ll feel fantastic after just one.

It doesn’t get much better than sitting on this patio drinking a 214 Margarita.

Wardlando’s pick: The bowl of queso, the brisket tacos, and the 214 margarita.

Until next time, adios amigos!