Don't be deceived by its small-town charm because when it comes to food, Kissimmee is a treasure trove of culinary masterpieces.
Eat In Chips
One thing's for certain: my taste buds have never felt this alive!
Having been a regular at Eat In Chips, I can definitely vouch for their scrumptious servings of traditional Venezuelan cuisine.
You'll find it nestled conveniently on West Vine Street; here's a handy link to their site, Eat In Chips, for you to check out.
The clean, welcoming ambiance is just the tip of the iceberg.
The high-top tables give it an upbeat, lively feel, although a few lower tables would be perfect for those family get-togethers.
Now, if we talk about the drinks, I've tried their caramel latte a few times and it never fails to impress.
The mango smoothie my partner often orders is right on point and a must-try!
But the true star of the show at Eat In Chips is undoubtedly the food.
Their Cachapa is a delight despite the slightly overpowering yellow cheese sauce.
But the real winners in my book are the Tequenos and Empanadas served with a tangy green sauce – absolutely divine!
And if you've got a sweet tooth, their 'pastelitos' are a must.
Last but not least, the convenience of online ordering is a boon for those busy days.
Authentic Gyros & Grill
Ever since Authentic Gyros & Grill popped up in place of the old Checkers, my taste buds have been on quite the culinary journey.
This spot has become a favorite.
My craving for fried gizzards used to necessitate a trip to Orlando or Salem's, but not anymore.
Authentic Gyros & Grill hands over a generous portion of the delicacy that's absolutely worth the price.
Heck, the fish and rice are delectable too.
Variety is the spice of life, and with a menu as diverse as theirs, it always feels like the first time.
On one occasion, I decided to give their chicken tenders lunch special a try.
I can vouch for the freshness, quality, and good portion sizes.
It was such a delightful meal that I’ve found myself returning to try other items on their menu more often than not.
Pa’Pikar Latin Grill
Whenever the craving for authentic Latin cuisine strikes, my go-to place is always Pa’Pikar Latin Grill.
From the moment I step in, it's like being transported to another world with its vibrant atmosphere and live music on certain nights.
For me, Pa’Pikar is more than just a place to eat; it's a place to truly live the Latin culture.
And oh, the food!
It's an explosion of authentic Latin flavors, with each dish more delectable than the last.
The drinks, too, they're simply mind-blowing.
The combination of refreshing cocktails and live music creates an energetic vibe that's perfect for hanging out with friends and family.
Di Carlo Ristorante
I must admit, I'm quite a food lover, and there's nothing like stumbling upon a place that can satisfy your cravings and exceed your expectations.
Di Carlo Ristorante happens to be one of those places.
Food, service, ambiance - they nail it all.
The moment I walked in, I was greeted by Andy - a warm, welcoming gentleman who ensures every customer feels at home.
It's not just the phenomenal service that left a mark, but the food - oh, the food!
Their garlic bread is a culinary masterpiece, a perfect blend of buttery goodness and a hint of garlic that leaves an irresistible aftertaste.
And need I mention the gnocchi and tortellini?
Every dish was cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of seasoning and flavors that dance in your mouth.
Even the kids aren't left out at Di Carlo Ristorante.
Their spaghetti and lasagna are the best in the city, keeping the little ones content and asking for more.
You could literally taste the love and care put into every dish.
Alot Fried Rice
"Variety is the spice of life," they say and at Alot Fried Rice, you can experience variety like never before.
This eatery, a recent addition to the culinary landscape of Osceola County, allows you to customize your meal to your heart's desire.
My first visit, however, was a journey of discovery and a pinch of uncertainty.
I decided to try Alot Fried Rice on a whim, placing an order online without any hassle.
Their efficient system sent me a text when my food was ready for pick-up, an uber-convenient feature for the busy working local.
The food offered consisted of delectable rice and noodle bowls.
I opted for a large custom noodle bowl with Thai chicken and Korean BBQ chicken.
The bowl was well-portioned and brimming with rice and noodles, though the meat was a bit scant unless you paid extra.
Despite the meat issue, the flavor of my chosen meal was exquisite.
The sauce-laden chicken pieces melded beautifully with the fragrant rice and the noodles, creating a symphony of flavors in my mouth.
The eatery, located in a laid-back strip mall, has a clean kitchen with a transparent cooking area.
My subsequent visits to Alot Fried Rice proved to be much more satisfying, both in terms of food and service.
I loved the freedom to pick and choose my ingredients, making each visit a unique gastronomic adventure.
You know that feeling when your taste buds are yearning for something truly authentic and rich in flavor?
I found the perfect answer to that craving at Pa' Paraguaná, a Venezuelan Latin restaurant located right here in the city.
This easygoing restaurant will give you a taste of Venezuela like no other.
They offer a diverse menu of empanadas, each marked to identify their unique flavors.
The selection is impressive, with over 40 options to choose from!
I remember my first visit to Pa' Paraguaná.
I was intrigued by their Cazón and Chipichipi empanadas, both seafood flavors that were absolutely delicious.
I also tried their Catira, a delightful combination of cheese and chicken.
Although I felt the chicken could have tasted a bit better, it still satisfied my palate.
But it wasn't just the food that won me over.
The charming ambiance and the professional service were the cherry on top.
The restaurant had been closed for renovations and reopened to reveal a beautiful space that radiates positivity.
One particular dessert that I still dream about is their tres leches cake.
In my opinion, it's the best in the US!
And their chicha had a good flavor, although I do think the texture could be smoother.
The price for empanadas is quite fair at $3.99 each, while the chicha and tres leches cakes are priced at $3.99 and $3.75 respectively.
Just a tip though: If it's a weekend and you're placing a large order, be ready to wait for around 40 minutes.
But trust me, it's worth the wait.
Calacas Bar & Grill
When the sun goes down and the stars start to twinkle in the sky, there's no better place to find yourself than at Calacas Bar & Grill.
This hidden gem in our city has quickly become one of my go-to spots for a night out.
My friends and I have spent numerous evenings enjoying the beautifully decorated restaurant.
The ambiance is truly inviting, with vibrant colors reflecting the warm, Latin heritage of the establishment.
However, what really turns an evening into an experience at Calacas Bar & Grill is the food and drinks.
The strawberry margaritas are a personal favorite of mine.
They have this perfect balance; not too sweet, yet just enough to keep you coming back for more.
And oh, the guacamole!
It’s hands-down the best I've ever had.
Freshly made and served, it's a gastronomic delight that keeps me craving more.
But wait till you get to the tacos.
I was a little hesitant when I saw pineapple listed in the ingredients, but believe me, it was a revelation.
The pineapples in my tacos added just the right amount of sweetness and moisture, giving it an unexpected but welcome twist.
Even the simplest dishes, like the chicken burrito, are prepared to perfection.
The chicken is always tender and juicy, making every bite an absolute pleasure.
La Gloria Grill Restaurant
Having a craving for some authentic South American cuisine, I found myself at La Gloria Grill Restaurant in Kissimmee.
Situated in the heart of the city, this place has an inviting charm that's impossible to resist.
One of their signature dishes is the Carne en Vara, which is an absolute delight.
The flavor of the meat, the smoky aroma, and the succulent texture make it a dish you'd want to relish over and over again.
On the contrary, I've had friends who have found the meat to be lacking that smoky punch, but it's all subjective, isn't it?
When it comes to the sides, my personal favorites are the boiled and Yuca Frita.
They are an absolute must-try.
The cachapas, a traditional corn-based dish, are equally delicious.
However, as a cheese lover, I wish they made their own cheese instead of using store-bought ones.
The service at La Gloria Grill Restaurant deserves a mention.
"Ever had a meal so filling that you could take on a bear?"
That's how I felt after grabbing lunch at Woodsby's Cafe.
I came across this little gem on the internet and thought I would give it a shot.
Well, let me tell you, it certainly lived up to the hype.
It's a country-style diner that offers hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
The decor gives off a homey vibe, what with deer heads adorning the walls and everything.
I decided to order the catfish breakfast - fried catfish served with scrambled eggs, cheese grits, and a biscuit.
The catfish was done just right, and the biscuit was warm and fluffy.
And the coffee!
It was refreshing and spot on, which is a bonus for me as I'm somewhat picky about my coffee.
Another time, my partner and I went to Woodsby's Cafe for breakfast.
The portions here are generous, and the food is delicious.
I remember we both left with our stomachs full and our heart's content.
They say the Creamed Chipped Beef is very good, though I haven't tried it yet.
When it comes to authentic Filipino cuisine on this side of the city, there's no place like the Kabayan Grill.
It's a cozy, unassuming spot that's always filled with the mouth-watering aroma of home-cooked delights.
From the tender Liempo to the deliciously crunchy Krispy Pata, every dish speaks to the heart of Filipino culinary roots.
A meal at Kabayan Grill isn't just about the food, though.
They always make sure to explain the dishes, adding a touch of homely charm to the dining experience.
Trust me, it truly feels like you're being welcomed into a family member's home rather than a restaurant.
I remember once when I was really hungry, and the restaurant was moderately crowded.
Unfortunately, the food took about 40 minutes to arrive.
While the wait was slightly longer than I hoped, the sublime taste of the food more than made up for it.
I could tell that each bite was infused with love and tradition.
Don't even get me started on their desserts!
The halo halo, a classic Filipino dessert, is one of the best I've tasted.
It's one of those unique treats that always leaves me craving for more.
You haven't truly experienced pizza until you've had a slice from Pienezza Pizza.
There's something magical about biting into their chicken parm hero - the way it's crispy on the outside, yet perfectly cooked on the inside, with thin and delicious cutlets.
Every bite feels fresh and makes me glad to be living so close to a place that serves such authentic NY-style pizza and hero’s.
When you walk into Pienezza Pizza, it's like stepping into a scene from Italy.
Their decor is modern and inviting.
The seating inside might be limited, but they've cleverly set up high tables outside, offering additional spots to enjoy their food al fresco style.
You don't want to miss their pepperoni pizzas, garden salads, and buffalo wings.
They're truly a taste sensation!
Every time I step foot into the restaurant, they treat me like family.
They've managed to grow busier over time but still retain their top-tier quality.
This is more than just a pizza place; this is a pizza experience.
Pastelitos Chips Smith St
Have you ever had a craving for authentic Venezuelan cuisine?
I certainly have, and when I do, I don't think twice about where to go.
I head straight to Pastelitos Chips Smith St, the unassuming local hotspot that has become my go-to for satisfying those cravings.
This place is an absolute gem, tucked away in our bustling city.
They offer homemade pasteles and empanadas, and let me tell you, they are divine.
Each bite transports me straight to the streets of Caracas, with their rich flavors and flaky pastry.
But the star of their menu, in my opinion, is their classic tequeños.
These cheese-filled delights are worth their weight in gold.
When I tell you that Pastelitos Chips Smith St never disappoints, I mean it.
The quality and taste of the food are simply unparalleled.
It's a take-out-only place, which only adds to its charm.
There's something special about sitting in your favorite spot at home, enjoying these mouthwatering treats.
And let's not forget about the exceptional service.
They truly go above and beyond.
Do note, you might find their prices a tad on the higher side, but trust me, for the taste and quality they offer, it's worth every penny.
So, the next time you find yourself hankering for a taste of Venezuela, you know where to go.
Trust me, your tastebuds will thank you!
There's nothing that says home more than the familiar sight of Al's Pizza just across the street.
The moment you step through the door, you're greeted by the welcoming aroma of fresh dough and simmering tomato sauce, an unmistakable scent that signals the delectable journey you're about to take with every bite.
Being a regular, I find myself gravitating towards their classic cheese pizza - simple yet so satisfying.
The way the cheese pulls apart with each slice is a sight to behold.
Crispy on the edges, yet soft and chewy towards the center, every slice is a perfect balance of crunch and chewiness.
And the sauce?
It's the backbone of the pizza.
Rich, tangy, and perfectly seasoned, it's the kind of sauce that could make even a plain breadstick taste fantastic.
On days when I'm feeling particularly peckish, their wings make for a fine accompaniment.
Just the right amount of spice to kick things up a notch without overpowering the main event - the pizza.
Their orders are always ready on time, and the portions are just perfect, making it a great value for the price.
What I appreciate about Al's Pizza is not just their food but their service as well.
It's not just about the pizza; it's about the experience.
There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh seafood, and that's precisely what you get at the Seafood House-Kissimmee.
This isn't just any other seafood joint.
What sets it apart is the sheer quality of their food.
The other day, I placed an online order for a pound of crab and a pound of shrimp seafood boil combo.
You know how, sometimes, these orders can be a bit of a hit or miss?
Well, not here.
The food arrived exactly as per the estimated time, and everything was perfectly placed, just the way we had ordered.
The shrimp and crab were some of the best I've had, truly top-notch quality.
If you're into spicy food, don't hold back.
Go all out and order the really spicy seafood.
Trust me, it packs a real punch.
And let's not forget about the atmosphere at Seafood House-Kissimmee.
It's lively, charming, and just the right amount of fancy.
Plus, they have this little robot that seats you and brings your food.
It's an absolute delight.
Oh, and if you're looking for the best value for your buck, make sure to visit on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Starting my day at Café Barista has become something of a tradition for me.
To put it simply, the place is a blend of exquisite taste and a charming atmosphere.
The allure of the café strikes you as soon as you step foot on the premises, and you're immediately drawn in by the bright, friendly ambiance.
Now, I'm a bit of a coffee snob.
I grind my own beans at home and brew my own cup every day.
So, when I say that the cappuccino at Café Barista exceeded my expectations, it's a big deal.
The balance of the frothy milk to the coffee was just right, a testament to the people behind the bar.
The food here is no different.
It's always served promptly and cooked to perfection.
However, their menu isn't just about coffee and regular café fare.
What adds to the charm of the place are the creatively named menu items.
They always manage to make me chuckle and lighten my mood.
The café also scores high on location and space.
It's situated right next to the courthouse, adding to its serene setting, and parking is never an issue.
When your cravings call for perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful meat, it’s hard to resist the siren call of BJ's Restaurant.
The deliciousness of their meals has a way of seeping into your senses, and before you know it, you're succumbing to the heady delight of their Spicy Mango Margarita - a personal favorite of mine.
It's not just about the food and drinks, though, the excellent service plays a key role in making each visit to BJ’s a memorable one.
But it doesn't stop there.
The ambiance of BJ's Restaurant is another plus.
It's clean, cozy, and just the perfect spot for a late Sunday lunch.
The restroom, too, is worth mentioning.
A clean restroom is a reflection of a restaurant's dedication to hygiene and customer service, and BJ's passes this test with flying colors.
Whether you're visiting for a quick meal or planning to stay for a while, you'll leave feeling full, content, and grateful.
Hibachi Express Kissimmee
Having been to Hibachi Express Kissimmee multiple times, I can vouch that it never disappoints.
The food is consistently delicious, and the Steak Hibachi lunch special is a steal for less than $10!
This is the place to go if you're looking for quality sushi or hibachi options without breaking the bank.
The family platters are an absolute hit, catering to all tastes and appetites.
Additionally, the speed and efficiency of their service are commendable, ensuring a quick and satisfying meal every time.
Recently, we celebrated a birthday party at Hibachi Express Kissimmee.
With over 70 guests, they accommodated us brilliantly, giving us the entire hibachi area to ourselves.
The chefs went all out, putting on an impressive show with fire tricks and a fantastic display of culinary skills.
When it comes to pizza, I'm all about that perfect balance of flavors.
Crispy crust, expertly blended cheese, and a sauce that’s just right.
That's why I love Pie Fection.
It’s more than just a pizza joint, it’s a culinary experience.
Their pizza is consistently delicious, but what makes Pie Fection an unforgettable experience is the service.
Pie Fection is not just about pizzas.
They have a splendid menu that caters to a wide range of tastebuds.
I still cherish the memory of the divine filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese I had once.
And the special Chef's pizza, Amore e Branco, oh my, the flavor was just out of this world!
Every city has its treasures, and for us, it's the Rodeo Diner.
The first time I stepped foot into this homey spot, I was taken aback by the walls adorned with rodeo memorabilia, giving me a sense of nostalgia and an old-school vibe.
The minute you walk in, you are greeted by the most generous, sweet-natured ladies.
Their welcoming smiles and swift service make you feel right at home.
The all-day breakfast is a delightful indulgence after late-night exploits or leisurely weekend mornings.
Trust me, there's nothing like devouring a stack of pancakes and sipping on a hot cup of joe to start your day.
But their prowess doesn't just stop at breakfast.
If you've got a hearty appetite, Rodeo Diner is the place to be.
Their Southern fare is anything but basic.
Every dish feels like it's been lovingly crafted with that homemade touch.
You can taste the authenticity in every bite.
But if you're in a rush, this might not be the right spot for you.
Good food takes time, after all.
One of my personal favorites is the Bronco burger.
Piled high with mushrooms and onion rings, this mammoth of a meal could satisfy even the hungriest of cowboys.
What surprised me was how reasonable the prices were, considering the generous portions.
Main Street Pizza
Who said you need to be in the Big Apple to taste authentic New York-style pizza?
Tucked away in the heart of my city, Main Street Pizza has become my go-to spot for a slice of heavenly goodness.
The pizzas here are large and loaded, just like in the streets of New York.
The restaurant is not particularly fancy or grand, but it has a charm that’s hard to resist.
The interior is simple and casual, with an option to sit at the bar stools or enjoy the balmy weather at the outside seating.
One thing I cannot skip mentioning is their lunch specials.
The deals are so affordable that it feels like a steal.
Once, to my surprise, I ended up paying just 50c more for switching to a 24-inch pizza instead of an 18-inch one, thanks to the deal of the day!
But what truly keeps me coming back to Main Street Pizza is the taste.
The crust is perfectly baked, the toppings are generous, and the flavor is unparalleled.
It’s as if every bite transports you to a bustling sidewalk in NYC with the aroma of fresh pizza wafting in the air.
Big John's BBQ
I've got a soft spot for BBQ, and when it comes to local favorites, nothing hits the spot quite like Big John's Rockin' BBQ.
Nestled in our city, this restaurant has been my go-to for a hearty breakfast and lip-smacking BBQ for years.
As soon as you step in, you're immediately welcomed by the vintage music decor that sets a lively atmosphere, complete with a fully stocked bar.
Their breakfast menu is filled with classic comfort foods that kickstart your day.
You simply can't go wrong with the Big John Breakfast!
A platter of 3 eggs done just right, creamy grits, crispy bacon, juicy sausages, and homemade biscuits with gravy, it's a meal that leaves you feeling satisfied and ready to tackle the day.
When it comes to their BBQ, believe me when I say it's worth every penny.
The super sampler, a mouthwatering mix of pulled chicken, pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and Andouille Sausage, alongside collards, Mac and cheese, and cornbread, is a must-try.
Their sides are equally impressive, with the unique corn nuggets dusted in powdered sugar being a personal favorite.
And did I mention the service at Big John's BBQ?
It's as rockin' as their BBQ.
Sabor del Caribe
It was just another typical lunchtime in Kissimmee, Florida when I decided to switch up my usual routine.
I found myself at the doorsteps of Sabor del Caribe, a humble little spot tucked unassumingly amidst the hustle and bustle.
Never let the outward appearance of a place deter you - beneath the surface can lie an enriching experience.
This couldn't be truer for Sabor del Caribe.
The place could use a bit of a makeover, but it's the food that truly shines.
From the moment I walked in, I was welcomed by their display of tantalizing dishes, allowing me to pick my meal based on the visual appeal.
It's such a simple concept, but it made all the difference.
I was spoiled for choice between the array of vibrant Caribbean flavors.
And let me tell you, the taste lived up to the hype.
The food was nothing short of spectacular, and each dish was infused with a taste of the Caribbean that transported me to a tropical paradise.
It's not an overstatement to say that the food here is the best of the best.
With just $12 per person, you can enjoy a more than generous serving of delicious Caribbean cuisine – an absolute steal if you ask me.
And the cherry on top?
I was treated like a guest rather than a customer.
They were attentive, quick, and ensured I had a dining experience I'd remember.
The Italian Joint
You know when the aroma of a place lures you in before you even see the menu?
That's exactly what happened the first time I stumbled upon The Italian Joint in Orlando.
It wasn't long before my feet followed my nose, and I found myself walking through their doors.
The ambiance was warm, and the soft Italian music playing in the background set the perfect mood for a family dinner.
I'll never forget the first bite of their signature dish - the 5 Cheese Fonduta.
It was served in a toasted bread bowl teeming with melted cheesy heaven.
And don't get me started on the Lasagna!
It was so hearty and flavorful that I couldn't finish it all in one sitting and ended up taking more than half of it home.
But what I love most about The Italian Joint isn't just the food.
It's the fact that it's a family restaurant.
The way they serve their meals, the way they greet you when you walk through the door - it's all so personal and intimate.
I always feel welcome here, like I'm not just another customer but part of the family.
My most recent visit was just as delightful as the first.
I ventured to try the Salmon Margarita Dinner, and I was not disappointed.
The salmon was perfectly cooked and served over an assortment of beautifully arranged vegetables.
And though the restaurant is small with only indoor seating, the atmosphere is so cozy and inviting that I never mind.
Taste of Punjab
It was a Friday evening, and the scent of Indian spices was in the air.
That's when I decided to experience a culinary journey right in the heart of my city at the Taste of Punjab.
The moment I walked in, the bare but elegantly decorated dining room adorned with Indian prints greeted me, transporting me to a different world.
Every dish I ordered was packed with flavor, freshness, and a burst of traditional Punjabi spices, but the star of the evening was undoubtedly the biryani, a fragrant rice dish laced with flavorful spices, tender meat, and aromatic herbs.
Next, I ventured into a small, delectable portion of butter chicken.
The rich, creamy, and slightly tangy gravy, along with the perfectly cooked chicken pieces, was nothing short of a celebration of flavors in my mouth.
Yes, I would have loved a more generous serving of this dish, but the taste was so divine that it made up for the smaller portion size.
The experience at Taste of Punjab was not just about the food.
It was also about the warm hospitality, the prompt service, and the inviting ambiance- all reminiscent of true Punjabi culture.
La Terraza Sport Bar And Restaurant
I remember vividly my first visit to La Terraza Sport Bar And Restaurant; it was as if a rollercoaster of experiences awaited me.
The aroma of food that permeates the air as you walk in is truly inviting, and the dishes themselves definitely live up to the promise.
Each time I've visited, I've been pleasantly surprised by the consistency in the quality of their food.
The portions are generous, and the flavors are well-balanced.
I once visited La Terraza Sport Bar And Restaurant for lunch, and although it was a bit hot inside, the fans cooled us just enough to enjoy our meal.
It's always a treat to explore the diverse food scene here and discover new favorites.
Each visit to these eateries is not just a meal but truly a gastronomic celebration.