Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Central Florida

Taco Bell? Never heard of her.
Kerem Granados
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You don't have to leave Central Florida to find some delicious authentic Mexican food! The restaurants on this list will blow your mind and taste buds away. Here's a guide on the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the Central Florida area.


El Potro Mexican Restaurant

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This establishment is the only one in this list that owns several locations. Though, personally, I think that their Winter Park location is the best one. El Potro cooks fresh, authentic Mexican food to the order. Whether you choose to sit outside enjoying the beautiful Florida weather or inside looking at the stunning authentic Mexican decorations, the food and service will be of the best quality. El Potro offers delivery through Doordash and Postmates.

La Mexicananan Tortilleria

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La Mexicananan Tortilleria is slightly pricier than the other restaurants on this list. Though their delicious food and environment make up for the price difference. Their desserts and their sweet bread are as delicious as their food.

Tortilleria El Progreso

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There’s a small convenience store, bakery, and homemade ice cream parlor owned by the restaurant all in this one very convenient location. This one of a kind family establishment offers some of the most succulent Mexican cuisines in Northeast Orlando. I wasn’t too sure about this restaurant at first, but the desserts and the food make them deserve a spot in this list and in my heart.

La Hacienda

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La Hacienda is certainly one of the most affordable restaurants on this list. Depending on what you’re craving, of course. Their appetizing, affordable, authentic menu and friendly staff put them at the top of this list. If you’re looking for a place where you can relax, enjoy your food, and chat with your friends, this is definitely the place for you.