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 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!

Originally Published: March 23, 2022

Top 12 Restaurants in Orlando


This neighborhood bistro has consistently tasty food and drinks. It is located in a former corner diner, with a retro and chic atmosphere. The menu features many seasonal ingredients. Yum!

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. 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!

Otto’s High Dive

This hip new spot offers up delicious Cuban fare. It has a cool and funky tropical decor. This fun rum bar has lots of tasty drinks and a creative food menu.


This award-winning restaurant makes everything in-house 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. 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. The murals on the walls are pretty cool too!

The Monroe 

The Monroe has 8,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space. This artsy restaurant is a coffee house by day and restaurant by night.

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!


This Filipino newcomer offers casual fine dining in a funky cool space. They use fresh Florida ingredients whenever possible. The menu changes often and each dish is better than the next!

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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