Review: Gringos Locos Tacos – Orlando

On a recent trip to OrlaFullSizeRenderXXndo 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 it’s well worth a trip.