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Bartaco


7600 Dr Phillips Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 801-8226
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Tacos, tacos, and more tacos, it seems to be the craze all over Orlando right now.

We have traditional tacos, street tacos, craft tacos, custom tacos, recently, a once popular higher end restaurant just decided to call the old menu quits and serve up tacos. 

I'm not sure how long the taco craze will last. We all love tacos, but in my opinion, it’s getting out of control in Orlando. The good thing is that for Andy Pforzheimer and Sasa Mahr-Batuz, they got onto the craze before it ever hit mainstream, and they have a brand that I think will outlast the makeshift overnight taco places popping up.

About seven years ago Andy Pforzheimer and Sasa Mahr-Batuz had the idea to emulate casual al fresco dining experiences they experienced in Brazil, a dream deferred but later realized when the partners found a waterfront space in Port Chester, Connecticut, and the rest as they say is history.

Bartaco is inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California. They focus on an upscale brand of street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. The duo expected the restaurant to be a sort of gourmet taco truck turned inside out and a late night hang out for the younger crowd, but they quickly found families gathering to the concept as well.

With freshly squeezed juices, specialty cocktails and beer out of a bottle, Bartaco is reminiscent of a stylish beach resort with a great atmosphere made by woven basket light fixtures, and a wrap around bar that is front and center. It’s easy to forget where you are for the moment, and that's a great thing.

Bartaco’s mostly Cali-Mexican menu focuses on tacos with clean flavors and a price point of $2.50 to $3.50, depending on choice of protein. Tacos and sides are ordered a-la-carte similar to the way one would order sushi off a little check box menu that you fill out table side. The list of tacos available is pretty amazing and includes items like chorizo, pork belly, baja fish, falafel, duck, lamb, cauliflower and more.

They also serve rice bowls with curried shrimp, Mexican style tamales and sides including street corn, spicy cucumber salad, plantains, soups, and desserts.


Inside at Bartaco is very spacious. You may not think so from the outside, but with a big wrap around bar, an outdoor seating area, and plenty of booths and tables on the left and right, this place can hold a quite a crowd. We also really appreciate that Bartaco puts foot rests on the ledge of their booths.

On the "Not Tacos" list for starters is a trio of delicious and fresh made in house Roja salsa, Salsa Verde and Guacamole. 

Drinks are also a major focus of the restaurant, which has a stout tequila list of blancos, reposados, anejos and mezcals. A Paloma Fresca is on the left and the Bartaco Margarita on the right. Both are made with fresh squeezed juices and ingredients for a super fresh and tasty cocktail.

I love sweet plantains, but never thought of dipping them in a sauce. The ones here at Bartaco come with a side of a garlic aioli sauce that make them the perfect salty and sweet treat.

The Tuna Poke was pretty good. It's a tad bit on the salty side and maybe a little heavy on the sauce, but getting a bite with the avocado helps out a lot.

I've had some pretty authentic Tamales in my time, even while in Mexico, but I do have to admit the Pork Tamale here was pretty on point. It's surprisingly good.

The Cauliflower Taco and The Sesame Ribeye Tacos with a side of Stewed Black Beans was really good, but man the Cauliflower Taco was spectacular. Lots of crunch with immense flavor.

All tacos at Bartaco can be made with bibb lettuce instead of a tortilla, for a low carb option, but the Tuna Tatako comes on lettuce only. We had this with a side of Spicy Cucumber Salad for a cool Asian style taco experiment. It was very good.

The Reviver with Martin Miller's Gin and an Old Thymer with Four Roses Bourbon on the right.

We really enjoyed all the really cool and unique tacos at Bartaco. They really have something for everyone, even vegetarians. Our order here consisted of a Falafel, Mojo Pork Carnitas, Duck, Crispy Rock Shrimp, and Pork Belly tacos. All of it was superb, especially the pork belly and the falafel.

Of course, nothing finishes off your meal at Bartaco better than these wonderful Churros with a not too sweet chocolate sauce to dip them in.

They have a great outdoor spot as well for additional seating when the weather permits.

We really fell in love with Bartaco, it is one of the best restaurant/dining atmospheres I have been to in quite a while. The food here is exceptional, the cocktails were wonderful and the service was excellent. They have live music on various nights and they also feature new taco ingredients on a monthly basis for different options.

There are 14 locations in the U.S so far with two in Florida. One in Dr. Phillips and the the other in Tampa. The Dr. Phillips location is open from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm except for Friday and Saturday, they are open until 12:00 am.


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Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day At East Coast Wings & Grill

3138 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
407-930-0830
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In case you didn't know, July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day. Yes… It is a real day, but sadly, it has not been declared a national holiday as of yet. Don’t let that stop you from asking your employer if you are off on Wednesday, July 29th though, because National Chicken Wing Day is a culturally vital event celebrating one of America’s most important foods: chicken wings.

National Chicken Wing Day is religiously and politically neutral. There are no controversial or abrasive aspects of National Chicken Wing Day. Studies have shown that most American businesses observe lunch and wings are a great lunch resource. Best of all, on Wednesday, July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day, East Coast Wings & Grill is giving away 6 FREE Honey Barbecue wings with every adult entree purchase.

East Coast Wings & Grill caters to chicken wing lovers by offering dozens of varying chicken wing flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities—resulting in hundreds of delicious choices. The extensive menu also includes salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and more. The atmosphere is relaxed, family friendly but with plenty of TVs to watch all your favorite events.



East Coast Wings is committed to only using the highest quality ingredients. The jumbo wings are fresh never frozen. The sauces are prepared in-house and mixed to order. The chips are hand sliced from Idaho potatoes and cooked in small batches throughout the day. All of this attention to detail makes the food delicious.

One of my favorite appetizers are the Pub Pretzels served with your choice of Bourbon Honey Mustard or Sam Adams Craft Beer Cheese Sauce.

If bones aren't your thing, ECW has plenty of boneless options.

Sweet & Sour BBQ Shrimp Tacos feature lightly seasoned grilled shrimp smothered with sweet & sour BBQ sauce, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, chipotle sour cream, and aged
shredded cheddar cheese.


Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with baby romaine lettuce leaves and diced sautéed chicken breast, carrots, onions, and celery all tossed with wing sauce (choose from mild, medium, hot, or x-hot)

The ECW Buffalo Chicken Sandwich starts with seasoned chicken breast chargrilled or hand breaded to order, dipped in wing sauce (choose from mild, medium, hot, or x-hot), topped with melted provolone cheese, then stacked on sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and ECW Signature Ranch on a lightly grilled bun.

The dessert lover in you will love the Original Cookie Skillet with chocolate chip cookies baked fresh on a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

If Monday’s are boring, you can stop by ECW from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for “All You Can Eat Wings" for only $12.99. The Wings are served with homemade chips, Texas toast, celery, carrots and dressing.


So get on out to East Coast Wings & Grill and get your chicken wing thing on for National Chicken Wing Day, or any day for that matter.

East Coast Wings & Grill is open Sunday – Thursday from 11AM – 10PM and Friday & Saturday from 11AM – 11PM.


You can check them out online at facebook.com/eastcoastwings @eastcoastwings (twitter) @eastcoastwings (instagram)

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