Gringos tacos (downtown Orlando)

Submitted and written by “Taco Jesus”
FullSizeRenderXX On a recent trip to Orlando I met up with a buddy of mine named Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo who runs a company called Deli Fresh Threads that I’ve been a big fan of for a long time. If you like sandwiches and/or cool t-shirts you need to give his website a look.

Since Anthony knows I am always on the lookout for a tasty taco he took me to his favorite local taco shop Gringos Locos in Downtown Orlando, and it did not disappoint. When I walked into the place and the sandwich board out front had a slogan reading “How do Tacos say grace? Lettuce pray.” I knew that this was going to be a match made in heavIMG_1395en … taco heaven.

It was the perfect taco dive that I am always looking out for. A small hole in the wall place with tall stools with peeling vinyl, and wooden tables with carved messages from all the other taco enthusiasts who had come before me. A far cry from the glitzy tourist fare normally associated with Orlando. Anytime you get your tacos served wrapped in foil on a Styrofoam plate or in a plastic basket you just know they are going to be tasty. Gringos Loco had recently been named best Taco in Orlando and I can see why. They are known for their “Double D’s” a double-decker hard taco wrapped in a flour tortilla with melted cheese in between, so of course I had to go in for one of those, as well as a pork, a chicken, and a beef taco and of course a Jarritos Lime Soda to wash it all down. IMG_1396 I knew this would be way more food that I should rightfully consume in one setting, but hey, when am I going to get back here to try these again?

As always I travel with my own private stash of hot sauce, so the chicken and the pork tacos were dowsed with Taco Jesus’ Mango Habanero while the Double D and the beef taco got our new Heavenly Habanero. I must say the whole experience was a taste delight, and I can’t wait to get back to Orlando to give this place a try. I always love to explore Orlando on my occasional road trips over, and this was a gem well worth discovering. The only downside to the whole experience was the limited seating at the shop since we arrived in the middle of the lunch rush, but fortunately I had showed up early to meet Biggie and was able to secure a table early before the big rush hit.

The tacos were $2.50 – $2.99 and their huge stuffed burritos were $7.39. So it was an inexpensive tasty treat that I can highly recommend next time you find yourself visiting The Magic Kingdom its well worth a trip.

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