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Let's Dish With Linda Lou

Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar

on April 18, 2014

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The sun was slowly starting to reach the west, almost dusk here. I don’t know, maybe I was rushing the whole sunset thing because I was excited. It was around 7:00 pm eastern time. Steve and I stepped out of his truck as the free valet parking attendant took the truck, off our hands. We walked towards the most colorful of all places, with the exception of Disney World. It was total eye candy.

Rocco’s Tacos is located on, what we call, here in Orlando, “restaurant row”, and it’s backdrop is a lake called Sand Lake.  I picked this particular venue for Steve’s 50th birthday because I knew it would be a fun time. We stepped into the outside bar which is at the front entrance of the restaurant.Image 2014-04-17 19.03.23Oh!, don’t even get me started on the array of Margarita’s, each in their own whimsical like glass. ImageMelissa was our bartender. She was so pleasant and made sure that our entire family’s needs were taken care of up until the time that our table was ready. Rocco’s Tacos has such a playful atmosphere with all the bold colors. A front door like you see in hotel or bank buildings in New York City. You know, the revolving kind.Image

As the hostess walked us all to our table, there was just so much to take in. The glass-covered kitchen where you could watch all the chefs at work, to the amazing decor that was as far as the eye could see. The colors. so many bright and beautiful colors. We were greeted by our server, Christina. The huge round table, I totally loved. Round tables are great because everyone feels included at all times. Christina also made each one of us feel, while we were there as if we were the only ones that mattered.

Now came the guacamole, made tableside, with fresh salsa and warm tortilla chips. I could have just eaten that and had been happy. but that was not going to happen. Each of us ordered something different so we could taste a little of everything, from homemade empanadas,  and their fish tacos, to the fresh tuna ceviche. Here are a few pictures of some of the entrées we had.Image2014-04-17 20.11.30

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While we were all enjoying our meals, Christina showed us what was behind the curtain. That curtain had been peaking our curiosity. When she opened it there was a complete private bar. This was there in case you decided to rent the entire dining room. ImageImage

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At the end of the evening when all the lights were twinkling, t ended up being an awesome 50th birthday for my sweetie. Surrounded by family and close friends sharing in a great meal together. If you’re in Orlando, be sure to make this one of your stops for a great dining experience. For more information visit, www.roccostacos.com

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