If you love food, Orlando is the perfect destination for you. Orlando is home to hundreds of restaurants, many of which are right here on International Drive. As you’d expect on International Drive, many of the restaurants located here feature cuisine from around the world. If you are missing home or just looking to try something new, here are five Latin American restaurants to try in Orlando.
Pao Gostoso Bakery
5472 International Drive
Craving a sweet and satisfying breakfast? Pao Gostoso Bakery has plenty of Brazilian baked goods to satisfy your cravings. Savory pastries, sweet breads, cakes, and even treats like flan are available here. You can also get the popular pao de queijo or cheese bread here. Pair it with a strong coffee and it will keep you going throughout a day at the theme park.
7065 Westpointe Blvd. Ste. 100
A bit off the beaten path, Itar is well worth the trek. Inspired by Argentinean and Italian cuisine, the menu includes dishes such as Gnocchi alla Bolognese, Argentine Churrasco Sandwich, and Milanesa (Argentinean-style crispy fried cutlets of beef or chicken). A kids menu offers children-friendly options with an Argentinean twist such as pasta and grilled chicken. Enjoy a casual carryout meal or dine in for an upscale experience.
Memories of Peru Pollos a la Brasa
5700 International Drive
If you prefer to stick to restaurants on International Drive, Memories of Peru Pollos a la Brasa is a great choice. It is within walking distance from your guestroom at Rosen Inn and offers a variety of Peruvian food sure to satisfy your taste buds. Their menu captures the diversity of Peruvian cuisine and includes several popular dishes such as chaufa, tallarin, leche de tigre, and of course, pollo a la brasa.
8117 Vineland Ave
Not far from the International Drive area is one of Orlando most popular Venezuelan restaurants, Q’Kenan. You’ll want to bring your appetite because in addition to everyone’s favorite arepas, you can also order dishes such as parrilla mixta, tostones, empanadas, tequenos, savory pastries, and more. They also make a fresh soup every day. If you are in the mood for a Venezuelan breakfast, Q’Kenan opens at 10 a.m. daily.
Fogo de Chao
8282 International Drive
There are many Brazilian steakhouses in Orlando, but none quite as popular as Fogo de Chao. The all-you-can eat restaurant is a meat lover’s dream come true, with dishes such as picanha, fraldinha and cordeiro. There are also meals for herbivores to enjoy at Fogo de Chao. The Market Table is available as a vegetarian option and includes many delicious items such pao de queijo, caramelized banandas, polenta, and specialty salads.
If you are planning to visit the International Drive restaurants, shops, and attractions, Rosen Inn is ideal for you. We are located on International Drive, five minutes from Universal Orlando Resort. We even have our very own Japanese restaurants, Shogun and Sakura Sushi, located off the lobby. To book your stay, please call us at 407-996-4444 or click on the orange button at the top of the page.