499 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
PR's Taco Palace is is a straight up dive bar/restaurant that looks like its ripe for a visit from Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives....and that's just fine with them.
Being located on "The Other Side" of ritzy Winter Park, Its also the kind of place you may have passed by quite a few times. After an invite from some friends, we decided to go in and check it out.
The building started life out as an actual auto service garage and has been converted to what is now PR's Taco Palace. During the cooler months or at night---those big windows you see up front actually open all the way....just like a garage door.
Upon arrival you will find there is barely any parking in front of the restaurant, and that you must parallel park on a side street next to the railroad tracks.
The entrance to PR's is scribbled up with many years of autographs and drawings from random individuals, but not to worry....So is the inside.
That's part of the attraction of being a dive.
It gives a feel of nostalgia and ambiance that creates a care free attitude.
That's certainly a good thing for a place that sells lots of Tequila!
The menu here consitss of mostly Tex-Mex and some plain old American creations. You can get Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas and the like. Also available are items like Hot Wings, Egg rolls, Jalapeno Poppers, Burgers and Salads.
Of course they are also famous for their Margaritas and Train Stop Shots----yes---Train Stop Shots..(When the train runs by at blazing speeds shaking the entire establishment---a loud bell rings and shots of Tequila are offered at $1.75)
Your first order of Salsa and Chips is on the house. If you require more it will cost you $1.00
The salsa is decent, but not worth a second order for a $1.00
Believe it or not.....The Wings were some of the best I have had in Orlando. Perfectly crisp and the right amount of hot.
This Chimi was cooked well...but the sauce was flavorless like it was poured out of a can.
The meat was also just bland and needed a bucket of salt or something to help it. Also missing was the cheese inside??