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Hocca Orlando


8001 S Orange Blossom Trail 
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 988-1886
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The original location of Hocca Bar in Sao Paulo Brazil, established itself in the Municipal Market of Sao Paulo, a place that preserves a singular mixture of architecture, aromas, and flavors turning a simple meal into a historical visit.

Ahead of its time, the founders of Hocca Bar introduced a perfect combination of ingredients that turned their pastels, croquettes, and sandwiches into legends, evidenced in articles from newspapers of national and international prestige as well as tv shows.

The Hocca Bar first opened its doors in 1952, and serves up thousands of sandwiches, beers, and pastels de bacalhau (pastries packed with cod) and cuts of traditional Brazilian meats. The mixed crowd of kids, families, polo wearers, old gentlemen, and nuns stand or sit on stools, consuming their sandwiches.

Horácio Gabriel, born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, heads up the Orlando location, which is the first U.S location. He holds a university degree, and has several publications, including an edited recipe book. The chef studied with top quality professionals and teams, and he had the privilege of training with Hocca’s founders to bring the fame and taste of the original to Orlando.

The major claim to fame for Hocca is found in their slogan, "O famoso é aqui" Which means: THE FAMOUS IS HERE. "The famous" references The Mortadella Sandwich aptly named "Belíssima", stacked four inches thick with multiple layers of cheese, savory mortadella meat, dried tomato sauce preserved in olive oil and topped with oregano. This blend is then shoved into an Italian loaf and cut in half.


The Original is a great way to get into the sandwich culture at Hocca as you get four sampler sandwiches with fries. Sandwiches include the classic Mortadella, Pork Ham, American Ribs and a Dried Beef Sandwich.


Mr. Picanah features the classic grilled Brazilian fillet picanha in olive oil, garlic, grilled onions and peppers. This was served with a side of yucca fries and grilled vegetables and was amazing. The portion, as it states on the menu is big enough for 2 pessoas, or 2 people.


The Calabresa is on the Starters to Share section of the menu and is a huge iron skillet full of Grilled Italian Sausage topped with garlic, onions and vinaigrette served with warm bread.


The sandwich that started it all at Hocca bar in Brazil… The Mortadella Sandwich aptly named "Belíssima", stacked four inches thick with multiple layers of cheese, savory mortadella meat, dried tomato sauce preserved in olive oil and topped with oregano that is simply outstanding.


Pastel Dolce & Banana is four mini fried pastels stuffed with fresh bananas, topped with dulce de leche, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and served with vanilla ice cream and is a must have dessert at Hocca.


The Fogosa is a signature Caipirinha with mango, passion fruit, tabasco and pink pepper. Hocca has a variety of handcrafted cocktails, sangrias, beers and wine available on the menu.

Chef Horácio Gabriel and his team have done an excellent job of bringing the passion and fun of the Hocca brand to Orlando and to the United States. The sandwiches, the drinks, and atmosphere here is fun and inviting, and the food is outstsanding.

Hocca is open Monday to Wednesday and on Sunday from 12: 00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday they are open until 10:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday the hours are from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.





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