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Bahama Breeze

(All Locations)
8735 Vineland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32821

Hours: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M
Fri.-Sat. 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M

Every once and a while I do enjoy some of Orlando's chain dining attractions, but for the most part, I stay away from reviewing them. However, once in a while I make exceptions to the rule. 

On this occasion, Tastes Of Orlando along with other fellow blogger's,  was recently invited to a special menu preview event for Bahama Breeze. The event was to be held at the Lake Buena Vista location, but due to unforeseen issues, the event was moved to the Altamonte Springs location.

The folks at Bahama Breeze have been spicing things up a bit with a few new island hopping appetizers, and in order to keep you cool and refreshed, they have added some new unique adult beverages with a twist.

Say hello to the Yaka Hula Hickey Dula, and the Daisy de Santiago.

These new drinks are part of the same line of hand crafted tropical island style cocktails that will be right at home with favorites like the Bahama Mamma, Goombay Smash and Rum Runner.This lineup of food paired with mixed drinks and cocktails, will have you daydreaming about the warm sunsets and good times in the Caribbean.

The Yaka Hula Dickey Dula is named for a Hawaiian love song.

It contains Pineapple Juice, Meyers Dark Rum, and Bacardi 151...which all together was very tasty. It had the right amount of sweetness with a kick of Bacardi and reminded me of a drink on a cruise to the Caribbean.

Use caution though, as this drink packs a wallop.
After 1 or 2 of these things you may be singing Hawaiian love songs to total strangers.

Next it was time to meet Daisy...

The Daisy de Santiago is a Cuban Style drink made with classic Bacardi Rum, Lime Juice, Mint Leaves and a splash of Chartreuse Liqueur.

This drink was very crisp and refreshing. It is similar to a Mojito, but has a distinct pungent and mildly sweeter flavor that comes from the Chartreuse.

Both drinks are going to be very good additions to the menu and to Bahama Breeze's already legendary island cocktail menu.


Warm Spinach Dip & Island Chips
Spinach and artichokes in a creamy cheese dip with warm tortilla chips.

Jamaican Chicken Wings
Marinated in authentic jerk seasonings and baked.

These wings were superb. 
I have been to Jamaica and have eaten real Jerk Chicken, and I can tell you---these were spot on.

Warm Goat Cheese and Flatbread Crips
Sweet red pepper cup with flatbread crisps

This was my wife's favorite thing...a nicely seasoned goat cheese served in red pepper cups with a crispy flatbread.

Crispy Onion Rings
A heaping mountain of rings, hand-breaded with a dusting of coconut flakes.

Next to the wings, this was my second favorite item. Imagine a coconut shrimp batter tossed on some onions and deep fried, served with a citrus mustard sauce----Good stuff!

Classic Cheeseburger Sliders
Topped with caramelized onions and mustard aioli.

They also served the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders. Both of them disappeared quickly and were quite tasty.

Coconut Shrimp
Large crispy shrimp with citrus-mustard sauce

Simple and delicious.

Other items we sampled that are not shown are, the Beef Empanadas, Firecracker Shrimp, Skillet Simmered Jerk Shrimp, Cuban Bread and Pulled Pork. Everything we sampled from the drinks to the food was actually very good. All of the food was seasoned right and had all of us bloggers going back for more.

Tastes Of Orlando would recommend you stop by your local Bahama Breeze and check it out.

Whether its a weekday, or the weekend...Bahama Breeze is sure to help you unwind and get into that "No Worries" mood that you will find in the Caribbean, that makes you want to kick back and relax to good food, good drinks, and good music.

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