Everyone loves a great meal – but it tastes even better when you get a good price on it. Central Florida is chock full of college students, young people getting a start to their careers and immigrant communities from Latin America who have recently traveled to the US. Luckily in Orlando you can find some excellent restaurants with reasonable prices and mouthwatering dishes. Here’s our list of the 10 best low budget Latin restaurants in Orlando.
Lechonera Sajoma Restaurant
1919 McCoy Rd Orlando, FL 32809
Lechonera Sajoma Restaurant offers excellent Latin food and live music. This restaurant is a favorite among locals. Lechonera Sajoma Restaurant’s menu includes staples such as empanadas, arepas, and Lechon in addition to shrimp Mofongo and Perico. Along with the great food, their customer service is always on point.
Pio Pio Restaurant
5803 Precision Dr Orlando, FL 32819
The rotisserie chicken at Pio Pio Restaurant is to die for. This restaurant may be on the higher end of “low budget”, but it’s worth it. Their menu includes an array of Latin dishes, but chicken is always a favorite among locals. Pio Pio Restaurant’s empanadas are also delicious and come with perfectly cooked rice and beans on the side. They also have a list of beverages that you can enjoy with every meal. If you’re looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine in Orlando, be sure to check out this restaurant.
El Cilantrillo Restaurant
(407) 730 5890
1301 Florida Mall Ave Orlando, FL 32809
When you are craving authentic Puerto Rican and Dominican food, El Cilantrillo Restaurant is another excellent central FL option. Everything on this restaurant’s menu goes above and beyond expectations, from their delicious Mofongo to fried pork chunks. If you want a more filling meal, they offer plates that come with rice beans, plantains, and your choice of meat. The ribs and chicken here are especially tender and fall off the bone. Try them out for an excellent Latin breakfast, too.
La Casita Pupusas & Latin Food
5137 S John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32839
La Casita Pupusas & Latin Food offers the best quesadillas in town. With a focus on more Mexican and Central American traditions, they make incredible pupusas, tacos, burritos, and salads. They also have a variety of beverages available, including smoothies, horchata, and more. The Tamales here are also a must-try. You can’t go wrong with anything on La Casita Pupusas & Latin Food menu.
Super Rico Colombian Restaurant & Bar
57 W Central Blvd Orlando, FL 32801
Believe it or not, the burgers at Super Rico Colombian Restaurant & Bar are some of the best in town. In addition to the burgers, they have arepas, empanadas and some of the best chicharrones in Orlando. Their hot dogs and chicken patacons are also a huge hit with locals. Super Rico Colombian Restaurant & Bar is open for both lunch and dinner.
Pal Campo Restaurant
13605 S Apopka-Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32821
If you’re in the mood for some Latin garlic shrimp mofongo this is the place to go. Pal Campo Restaurant has everything on its menu, from Cuban food to Peruvian cuisine, from pupusas to arepas. They also make excellent empanadillas (The Puerto Rican way of saying Empanadas) with everything from octopus, crab meat, and shrimp to a kid friendly one with pizza sauce and mozzarella.
Sofrito Latin Cafe
8607 Palm Pkwy Orlando, FL 32836
You can get the best Cachapa and Churros in town when you are in Orlando at Sofrito Latin Cafe. They also have a variety of other dishes, including empanadas, yucca fries, and more. The staff here is friendly and despite the low prices, the restaurant has an amazing ambiance. If you want to take a date out for a nice Latin dinner, this is an excellent option. Sofrito Latin Cafe is also open late, making it perfect for those who want to eat after a night out on the town.
12701 S John Young Pkwy Ste 101 Orlando, FL 32827
Bandeja Paisa knows good meat. They make incredible carne a la parrilla, chicharrones, and their namesake dish, the bandeja paisa with steak/beef/chicken, fried pork, chorizo, rice, sweet plantains, eggs, beans and a corn cake. Bandeja Paisa serves up some of the best Colombian cuisine in the area – including mouthwatering arepas. Try the Parce Burger for a load of Colombian flavors in one bite!
9998 E Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32817
When looking for delicious arroz con gandules (rice and chickpeas) in Orlando, you’ve gotta try Lechonera Latina. They also have fantastic Mofongo and fried pork with rice, beans, plantains, and more on their menu. It’s a perfect no frills lunch spot for the days when you need an extra something in the tank.