Orlando has a food scene that is quickly growing and expanding beyond fast food. If you are a foodie you will definitely want to check out the 12 restaurants on our list. The cuisines vary so there is something for every palate and craving.

We selected these top 12 restaurants based on reviews, unique menus, ambiance and our own personal experiences. They are all delicious and many are already local favorites, so make sure to check them out next time you are visiting Orlando!

Top 12 Restaurants in Orlando


This beautiful restaurant has won many awards for its exquisite and creative American/French cuisine. They offer brunch, happy hour, lunch and dinner. Everything is made fresh and from seasonal ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. This restaurant is an experience you will not want to miss!

Santiago’s Bodega

This eclectic tapas restaurant is a great spot for fun with friends and an incredible meal. It has a quirky decor and a laid back atmosphere to make anyone feel at home! The small plates have a global influence and there is even a shop to stop in on the way out to bring home a little souvenir. The weekend brunch is a must-try!

Reyes Mezcaleria

This special spot has over 150 agave spirit selections to go with its sensational Mexican cuisine. The interior has vibrant traditional decor and the staff is welcoming and helpful. The dishes are authentic and only made from the freshest ingredients.


This award-winning restaurant is one that you will definitely want to visit next time you are in the Orlando area. Everything is made in-house and with local ingredients whenever possible. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. The outdoor area also has some yard games. Along with incredible food they also have creative cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Hunger Street Tacos

This unique restaurant prides itself on honoring the culture, food and art from Mexico City. “The murals at Hunger Street Tacos are by the Lapiztola art collective consisting of the graphic designers Roberto Vega and Rosario Martinez, architect Yankel Balderas and artist Liseth Amaya.” Inspired by street food these chefs take the dishes to the next level with their wealth of experience and authenticity to the food and culture.

Kres Chophouse

This traditional style steakhouse offers a “historic” experience along with great food and drinks. Located in a 1930’s landmark building the decor is modern, yet inviting. The walls have original artwork and the food is only the best quality. The Prime Beef is aged in-house and the seafood is local and fresh.

Canvas Restaurant & Market

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The vibe is hip, cool and vibrant with indoor and outdoor seating available. They offer an American cuisine with a twist and focus on making sure everything is fresh, seasonal and local. Book your dinner or brunch here and you will not be disappointed!

Black Rooster Taqueria

This impressive restaurant is the best of the best in Orlando. The handmade tortillas are out of this world. The ingredients are sustainable and local when possible. The dishes are a modern take on Mexican cuisine with a Latin twist. You will love everything about this restaurant guaranteed!

Kabooki Sushi

This restaurant is a standout place for sushi not just in Orlando, but all of Florida. The fish could not be fresher and every dish is inventive and flavorful. Chef Henry Moso also has the coveted honor of being nominated as the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year. There are two locations and both are phenomenal.

Pig Floyd’s

This urban BBQ joint is known for its smoked meats and beer selection. Pig Floyd’s is an established local spot with delicious mouthwatering casual eats. The menu contains sharable items, bento boxes, sandwiches, urban tacos and much more. This restaurant has some of the best BBQ and is definitely worth a stop the next time you are in Orlando!

Mrs. Potato

Mrs. Potato is a delicious spot for everything yummy with potatoes and more, why? Because they can! The head chef has Brazilian roots and serves up classic authentic Brazilian dishes. Everything here is tasty and comforting. This casual spot is perfectly inviting and you won’t leave hungry! 

Delaney’s Tavern

This new American tavern style restaurant is cozy and inviting. They offer shareable small plates and a great wine and craft beer selection. The ambiance has a sophistication to it and a friendly staff that will keep you coming back again and again!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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