Where to Eat Mexican Food in Orlando

No doubt when staying in our luxury Orlando vacation homes you’ll want to check out the local dining scene. Orlando boasts a thriving year-round plethora of dining options to suit, including a fantastic offering of Mexican food options. We’ve been looking for great Tex Mex for a while, but with so many restaurants in Orlando it can be hard to choose just one spot. Then we found Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, a place that’s so cool, it’s HOT!

Roccos Tacos Orlando

Roccos Tacos Orlando

Visit Roccos Tacos just about any time of the day or night, and this exciting Orlando eatery is sure to be packed with customers. Here the food sizzles with a stampede of Mexican flavours, easily as good as you’d get south of the border. Listen out for the buzzword “Tequila!” echoing across the bar. That’s when you’ll see the owner, Rocco Mangel, donning platform shoes, dancing on the bar and pouring tequila shots into customers’ mouths.

“Rocco’s Tacos is so cool, it’s hot!”

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Since opening its doors on West Sand Lake Road just a few years ago, Rocco’s has become the go-to destination for authentic Mexican dining in Orlando, complete with high-energy tequila bar, DJs, dancing and free tequila pourings by the brand’s enigmatic owner.

The décor is the epitome of fun, with an expansive dining area, brightly coloured walls and a vast elaborately carved cocktail bar serving more than 400 varieties of tequila. The ceiling is adorned with Rocco’s signature star-shaped, punched-metal chandeliers, while illuminated hanging baskets cast a cosy light over the expansive outdoor patios.

The place reverberates with sounds from around the Latin world, and the food catches the groove with an expansive menu of Mexican favourites prepared with distinct attention to detail. You have to order the guacamole, which is made tableside, mashed, seasoned and customised as hot as you’d like it. Then there are the handmade tortillas, cooked fresh on the restaurant’s Cormal, just as they’re made in kitchens throughout Mexico.

The molcajetes are a must-try, Rocco’s version of an authentic fajita baked and served in a lava bowl from Mexico. Wash it down with a choice of authentic Mexican libations. We love the margarita, made with one of 425 tequilas and a sour mix you’ll taste nowhere else – it’s made right on the premises.

“One of the best Mexican restaurants in Orlando.”

Gina B, Top Villas Guest

Cost-wise, Rocco’s prices are perfectly approachable, although guests come from far and wide for its famed Taco & Tequila Tuesdays, featuring all-you-can-eat tacos for $15.99, $5 margaritas and $15 margarita pitchers. Then there’s daily happy hour 4-7 pm with $2 off drinks and 7 bar bites for $7.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar Orlando is located in Plaza Venezia, near Eddie V’s. Free parking is available, and valet parking is offered. For more information or to book a table contact the Top Villas Concierge Team.

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Our award-winning collection of Orlando villas and vacation rentals invite couples, groups and families to savor the tantalzing attractions and dining scene of City Beautiful. Of course, those staying with us also have a host of options to host unforgettable meals within the comfort of their own vacation home – thanks to our private chef experience and tailor-made catering services. We also offer carefree grocery packages and home delivery services, to ensure your vacation is as effortless as possible. Explore our optional Concierge services and create your dream Orlando getaway today.