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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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