When traveling to Orlando, FL there are a multitude of familiar chain restaurants you can choose from if you’re not feeling adventurous. But you’d be missing out on a special going-out experience that bypasses the region’s best cultural offerings.
For example, the city is home to the largest Puerto Rican population in Florida. That community offers numerous outstanding and unique dining options, such as Lechonera Orlando. Found on the east side of the city where many similar restaurants can be found, this no-frills counter-serve cafe is near Alafaya off Florida State Road 50. The spot is famed for its inexpensive pork and chicken and sandwiches. Be prepared for difficult parking and long lines, as this dining option is well known in the neighborhood.
If you seek a dining experience closer to downtown, try Super Rico Colombian Restaurant and Bar on 57 West Central Boulevard. Super Rico’s features ornate, colorfully-tiled walls on the interior with optional outdoor seating under umbrellas. The fare combines Colombian favorites for American appetites; for instance, you receive French fries with your burger, but you can upgrade to the more South American yucca fry if you prefer. Meals include churrasco, skirt steak with rice and beans, and a salad; bandeja paisa featuring the churrasco with avocado, fried egg, white arepa, chorizo, and chicharron; or the ejectuvio, grilled chicken breasts served with onions, beans and rice, and a salad.