Vino Tinto

Since I moved here from Chicago I have loved Kissimmee. These mom and pop shops are hard to find, but truly worth searching for.

I was greeted immediately with a smile and a good morning. Good customer service is hard to find. I was told what the specials were. They had a variety of hot food (not pictured). They also have made to order sandwiches.

Pollo guisado, yellow rice, and sweet plantains. The chicken came right off the bone when I picked it up. The flavors were perfect. The yellow rice was nice. Mixed veggies and sausage pieces in the rice. It was very good.

Hours of operation. I will have to come early one morning and see what breakfast items they have. Definitely a nice place to come for lunch.

Two Thumbs Up!! Great customer service. Great food. Nice variety. Place is clean and they have specialty coffees as well. As I always say, I will be back again for more.
Vino Tinto Restaurant

1409 E Vine Street

Kissimmee, FL 34744

(407) 944-0942

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Don Pepe Taqueria and Mexican Grill

This was definitely a pleasant surprise. I never thought I would see the day when Poinciana had a Mexican restaurant. I guess dreams do come true. Don Pepe is located on Cypress Parkway and Doverplum. In The Promenade plaza. Known to many as the Publix plaza. A bit hard to find, but well worth the search.

When I entered I was greeted by Daphne. She filled me in on the protocol. You come to the counter, you order, she gives you a number, you have a seat, and she brings the food out to you. Nice and simple. The authentic Mexican music playing in the background reminded me of my Dad singing early Saturday mornings. Most places in Kissimmee play any regular Spanish music.

Chips and Salsa were very good. The salsa was not as spicy as I expected it to be, but flavorful. The chips were nice and crunchy. Had way too many of them. Nice. The folks who seem to be the owners were not very welcoming. Mind you, they were working hard in the back, but in no moment asked how everything was going and how the food tasted. Daphne seemed to be the only one making the magic happen.

You can’t ever go wrong with Jarritos. Tamarind was the way to go today. Yes, you are reading that correctly. 100 percent sugar.

Enchiladas Verdes with cheese. I had asked Daphne what she suggested and this was her choice. I like ordering them with cheese. Was expecting white cheese, but the yellow did not disappoint. I noticed people of different races coming in. That makes me happy to know food crosses all cultures.

It was a very generous portion. The prices are not bad at Don Pepe’s. While siting there several locals ordered the natural juices. That will be my choice for the next time.

The decor was amazing. I am a fan of Mexican restaurants since I grew up in Chicago, but have never seen this type of set up. Love it. I am hoping to come back with @vbterp and try some of their tacos. That tends to be our go to order in any new Mexican restaurant.

Operating hours are pretty good.  Open late. They have only been opened for a year, but I see them being successful in this area. I am hoping the community will be open to a Mexican restaurant. Don Pepe has found a niche here and should be here to stay. Daphne, gracias por todo. The service was awesome and the food was great.

Definite TWO THUMBS UP!!
Don Pepe Taqueria and Mexican Grill

853 Cypress Parkway

Kissimmee, FL 34759

(407) 978-6550


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King O Falafel

My baby @vbterp and I finally made it. I have been seeing reviews and hearing from @droolius that this was the place to be for Mediterranean food.

The place was clean. To be honest, not at all what I expected. I thought it was a fast food joint. Wow. Was I wrong. We were greeted by two gentleman as we entered. One of the guys did the cooking and the serving. He was explaining what was good on the menu.

Great looking menu and free wifi is always a plus.

Lebanese House Salad. @Vbterp had this one. I got to taste a few bites. Great tasting salad. As many of you know I and not a salad lover, but this was spot on.

Lentil Soup. This was mine. By the way, I forgot to mention that this is included with the meal. You have your choice of soup or salad.

@Droolius had mentioned they had some good Falafel so @vbterp and I had to order half a dozen. Very nice. First time @vbterp had tasted Falafel. I would say that was a good introduction to it.

Chicken Ticka. This was mine. Loved it. I was warned by the staff that it was spicy. I had to let him know I was Latino and I love me some spice.

Kifta Kabob Platter. @Vbterp loved this dish. She was a big fan of the veggies on the side. I have to say it’s hard to find veggies that are cooked well. King O Falafel does a great job with these dishes.

Was hoping to taste their Baklava, but @vbterp and I were too full. We will be going again.

@Vbterp and Foodbidden: TWO THUMBS UP!! Make that FOUR thumbs up!!  Amazing food at a decent price. Good portions. Clean restaurant. Friendly staff. Great menu items. I would say Kissimmee has a winner here.

5045 Irlo Bronson Memorial

Kissimmee, FL 34746

407 979 4940

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M & M’s Cafe

This started off as an amazing morning. @Xobejm and I were ready for a new foodventure.

M&M’s Cafe has been in this location for 8 months now and is bringing in locals for some authentic Dominican food.

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by Marvis, a lovely young lady who is one of the owners. That is always a great way to start a morning.

This was previously a Mexican bakery and M&M’s came in and remodeled everything to create a family friendly environment.

Not only family friendly, but libations for adults are always a must.

The whole restaurant was pristine. Loved the ambiance and the Spanish music as soon as you walk in.

The food choices looked amazing. They have menu items as well. The breakfast and lunch options were very reasonable.

Bistec Encebollado. (Beef Steak) with yellow rice and plantains. This was my order. Very flavorful. The meat was nice and tender. Great portions.

Pernil. Pork with white rice. @Xobejm is picky about her pork. She ate most of this dish. I had a taste and I loved it.

Avocado Salad. This is about as healthy as I get. Freshly made. Delicious.

Chicken Empanada. @Xobejm was a big fan of this one. This one was stuffed with chicken.
 When in Kissimmee come by and visit M&M’s Cafe. Located at Kissimmee Manufacturers Mall. Or better known as the Nike Outlet plaza. A bit hidden in the back. Hard to find, but worth it once you do.
 Marvis, Gracias for everything. The food was amazing and we will be back for more. @Xobejm loved it too. The most I have seen her eat in a long time. : )

Two Thumbs Up!!
 M & M’s Cafe
 (407) 465-1974
 2533 Old Vineland Rd
 Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location:2533 Old Vineland Rd Kissimmee, FL 34746

Lechonera El Jibarito #1

So this is a pretty sweet story. @Xobejm has a classmate who has been with her since pre- K.

Celia and @xobejm have been friends ever since and one day we heard Celia’s parents own a restaurant.

Being the hungry man that I am I asked where it was. El Jibarito has been open for one year so far and it’s in Kissimmee closer to the Poinciana area.

I wanted to come on Labor Day and they were packed. So I left heart broken and with an empty stomach.

I was on a mission to come today no matter what the traffic looked like and fill up my belly!!

Luckily I picked a day and a time where most people are just leaving work. @Xobejm and I were ready to eat.

The place is huge. Very nice and extremely clean. The tables have Puerto Rican names and motifs.

The tables are lower to the floor and the designs are gorgeous.

@Xobejm ordered the Chicken with white rice and beans.

I ordered the Pastel. Had to do it.

I also ordered the Chicken Noodle Soup. This was way too yummy. (All I needed was a soda on the side)
 Overall the service was excellent. Food was on point. Everything had flavor and we left that place licking our fingers. This is a must try in Kissimmee.
 Hector y Lisandra. Muchas gracias por todo. Todo estaba delicioso. Tienen un restaurante muy lindo. Los deseo mucha suerte.

Foodbidden: Two Thumbs Up!!

@Xobejm: Two Thumbs Up!!
 Lechonera El Jibarito #1
 (407) 935-0035
 1985 S John Young Parkway
 Kissimmee, FL 34741
 Facebook: Lechoneraeljibarito
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Location:1985 S John Young Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34741


What an amazing way to spend a Saturday morning. @Droolius, @Joeyme1, @kokocooks @tytyeats, and @vbterp

This was my post-birthday celebration. It was a time when we were all able to get together and celebrate my big 4-0!

@Xobejm was hanging out with her cousins and she was truly missed. We were on a mission to eat as much as we could and this is how it started. Buchito is a Cuban Cafe.


Cuban Sandwich

Cuban and Cortadito

Cafe con leche.

The Alexandre: Pastrami, Cheese, Bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

Homemade Desserts: Flan, Key Lime, Chocolate Cake

The service is amazing. So far the two sandwiches we’ve had have been really good. It’s been around now for about six months. This is a nice little place to come to for breakfast and lunch. You will not be disappointed. Come Hungry. The prices are reasonable.

(407) 483-7813
131 Broadway Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741

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Nana’s Bakery

If you are ever in the Poinciana area please, please, please come and stop at Nana’s. They have baked goods and more. Empanadas, cupcakes, quesitos, etc. Very nice Spanish bakery. Couldn’t get the sense of what country. Worth a visit.

Nana’s needs some love and some more customers. They have been here for a year according to Jesus who made my sandwich tonight. Gracias Jesus for the amazing meal.

Two tables is all Nana needs. It’s rare for customers to sit and eat. It’s more of an order and go sort of place. While I sat down the locals were coming in for the pastries and the empanadas.

Tripleta Sandwich. Ham, Pernil, and Steak. I had to do it. Amazing. Great sandwich. They also have steak, Cubano, and Ham, Egg and Cheese. They also have Alcapurrias.

Tornillo. Filled with Bavarian Cream. A great way to end my meal. I bought a steak sandwich to go for @xobejm to try. I am sure it will be just as yummy.
 Great little place. Nana’s Bakery is located in the Southport Plaza. Behind the Racetrack on Pleasant Hill and Southport. BUEN PROVECHO!!

Two Thumbs Up!!
 Nana’s Bakery
 (407) 572-8797
 3370 W Southport
 Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location:3370 W Southport Rd,Kissimmee,United States

Nikki’s Corner Cafe

What an interesting morning. Rubio and KTS were in town and we had to look for a foodventure. We were in the Poinciana area and saw the sign and had to go in.

Nice place. Feels like you are entering someone’s living room and dining room. Pictures of cats and cat figurines within the restaurant.

It was empty when we walked in and we were not greeted in such a friendly manner, but KTS was super friendly and our server changed her behavior. Fortunately.

The open kitchen concept was a bit strange to me. This is the first thing you see as soon as you walk into the restaurant.

I ordered the Ham Steak, Eggs over medium, Wheat toast, and Hash Browns.

Rubio ordered the Country Fried Steak with gravy, eggs over easy, wheat toast, and hash browns.

 KTS ordered the Bubba’s Benedict: Biscuit stacked with two sausage patties and two eggs covered in sausage gravy and hash browns.
 Overall, service was just okay. Our server wasn’t the friendliest. She changed her tone as we ordered and spoke to her a bit more. The food was great. I enjoy that southern homestyle cooking. I would go again and try their other items for lunch and dinner.
 Thanks to Rubio and KTS for putting up with my foodventure concept. Y’all are real troopers.

TWO THUMBS UP!! (to the food)
 Nikki’s Corner Café
 (407) 910-4229
 3277 South John Young Parkway
 Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location:3277 South John Young Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34746

Amigos Mexican Grill

Thank you so much to @xobejm and @annrodoz for joining me on this foodventure. It was a last minute arrangement and it worked out well.

Here we are. This was formerly a hobby shop and loved by many in Kissimmee. Now it’s Amigos Mexican Grill.

Many friends thought this was their neighborhood Tex-Mex location in Orlando. Not even close to that.

This is Moe’s and Chipotle had a Latino baby and they named him Amigos Mexican Grill.

@Xobejm got the Amigos Bowl with steak and the works on it. She was able to pick whatever topping she wanted. This was perfect for her.

@annrodoz got the Chicken and Cheese quesadilla. Again made to her liking with all her favorite toppings inside.

Mine was the Amigos Burrito. Again, with anything I wanted inside. I ordered the steak.
 The customer service was awesome. They have been open for 2 months and they will be having a live band soon. If you are a fan of Moe’s then you will love this restaurant. We were given a taste of every meat they had. Nice variety and very flavorful.
 Overall, don’t expect authentic Mexican because it’s not. It’s just a more improved version of Chipotle. These ingredients are just as fresh and it’s not a chain. Give it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Two Thumbs Up!
 Amigos Mexican Grill
 4153 W Vine Street
 Kissimmee, FL 34741
 (321) 239 0079

Location:4153 W Vine Street Kissimmee, FL 34741

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Savion’s Place

Downtown Kissimmee and it’s hidden treasures.

You wouldn’t see Savion’s by just driving by during the day.

In the evening plenty of people sitting outside is what caught my attention.

Very nice place. Great service. I went during lunch and when it had just opened.

The fresh bread is always a good starter.

Vegetable Pasta was a must. This was the special of the day.

Fish Tacos. Very tasty. I am embarrassed to say I had to take two of them to go because one filled me up so quickly. These were very good.
 I want to go back and try more dishes and some desserts to see what they have. Overall, this place is a winner. With me it’s always the service.

Two Thumbs Up
 Savion’s Place
 (407) 572-8719
 16 East Dakin Avenue
 Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Location:16 E Dakin Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741