Picarones. Squash, sweet potato, and chancaca (solidified molasses)
Overall, The service was good. The restaurant is pretty pricey so I was expecting excellent customer service. It lacks in that department, but the food is very good. The ambience is very nice. When you walk in you are expecting fine dining, but the customer service kind of lets you down.
Arrachera Steak with vegetables and rice. @tarajroth and I discussed when we go to Cozumel the steak is different than what you would find in other regions. Still good, don’t get me wrong. Just different.
This one was a true Foodbidden Family lunch that got our thumbs up.
Service was great and the staff is very attentive. When coming off the ship take a left and go down the main road. You can’t miss it on your right.
Fogo Do Brazil
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Location:Cozumel, Quintana Roo
This one is all thanks to Caitlyn. @tarajroth and I owe you big for this one.
Avocado Pie. Okay, so before you make that face, let me explain. Chris said we had to try it. @Tarajroth and I love Avocado, but we didn’t know about a pie. We knew it would be a bit before we came back to Cozumel, so we had to try it. Absolutely amazing. So good! It was frozen so we had to dig in. Yummy!!
Overall, way better than I ever expected. This place is nice and it’s very clean. Servers are all great. It’s a team effort. Prices are great. Ask for Chris. He has great recommendations.
10 Avenida Sur
Chicago has so many local restaurants that have been here for several years and have the same customers coming here for years. My favorite type of food to eat while I am here is Mexican. Orlando seems to be lacking compared to Chicago.
Great place to come and hang out. Very loud when we went. Soccer games are playing in the background and kids are screaming. Our server was very helpful and patient with us. The woman who I spoke to at the register had a rude sort of attitude when I asked about parking in the back. Not a great way to impress a customer when entering. Food was great! The guacamole needs some help.
El Gordo Restaurant
5746 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
Location:5746 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60634
Thank you so much to Vinny, Laura, Anny, Hector for such a wonderful meal. This invitation was courtesy of the Morales family. Wow! What a great place this was. Located inside Nantucket Square in Schaumburg.
Established here in 2012 Brazil Express has been pleasing locals with their Churrasco grill ever since their doors opened. We arrived around 6:15pm and we were greeted promptly. As we were being seated I was amazed by the salad bar.
Cheese bread. I wish I could give you the name. It was put on the table and it smelled fantastic. I took a bite and it was truly the perfect bite. Warm bread with cheese inside. I needed ten more of these.
I think the pictures are self explanatory. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. This was a smorgasbord of meats. Meats and meats galore. And oh yeah, did I mention meats? Chicken, Filet Mignon, Chicken wrapped in Bacon, Parmesan encrusted Pork (new item), Garlic Steak, and Sausage. Hector and Laura found this place and come here as often as they can. If I lived around here I would too.
Brazil Express does not disappoint, not only with the amount of food, but the amazing prices they offer. Every single thing was delicious. You can ask for the meat to be cooked to your liking and they will oblige. Customer service is top notch here.
Brazilian Flan. I am seeing a hidden Mickey. Anyone else? I am sure it’s just me. This dessert is outstanding. I have mentioned my dislike of flan in previous post. This one, other than Maria’s mom, is definitely my favorite.
It was an amazing experience. The only thing missing is the Feast Shot. I was so engaged in good conversation and good food that it slipped my mind. Oh well, means I better get back here soon.
I do have to say that the final touch made the evening awesome. While walking towards the door ready to exit, the team member from Brazil Express opened the door for us and let us out and wished us a good night. You don’t get that type of service very often in most places.
Laura, Vinny, Anny, Hector, Thanks for an amazing meal and amazing company. This was a great recommendation. Abrazos!!
Brazil Express Churrasco Grill
1045 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
11:30am to 2pm
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Char broiled Chicken and New York Strip combo served with potato, cassava, and plantain.
This dish warrants two pictures. The steak was perfect and the chicken was just right. Lots of food. Perfect for me.
This place is a must try for any local or tourist. Great food and amazing prices.
Johnjairo, Gracias por su atención. La comida esta muy rica. Espero regresar pronto.
3556 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60618
Location:3556 N Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60641
This was a great way to start my morning. I flew in to Chicago today and my parents took me straight to their favorite Mexican breakfast place. Poncitlan has been here for years. They have become good friends with my parents. Jose the owner of Poncitlan jokes with my dad about which soccer team they root for.
Salsa and Guacamole.
Elvia was our server today. When we walked in the table was set and the menus laid on the table. Elvia knew my parents would be coming today since they come every Sunday. The place gets full quickly with all the locals. By the time we left people were waiting outside to be seated. Now lets talk FOOD!!
I was very hungry after a short flight from Orlando. I always have to order one more thing just to have something extra. I ordered this as a side. It tends to come with eggs and steak as well.
Elvia y Jose, Gracias for todo. Mis papas siempre hablan de ustedes y que siempre los tratan muy bien. Se los agradezco mucho.
Foodbidden Parents APPROVED!!
4460 W Diversey
Chicago, IL 60639
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 8:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Location:4460 W Diversey, Chicago, IL 60639
After a long exhausting day of eating all day in Epcot at the Flower and Garden show I decided I needed to make one more stop before the evening ended. I went home and brushed my hair (haha) and went back out to find me a good Venezuelan Burger.
This is my third time here. It’s located on OBT right next to the Tire Kingdom on Peppermill. You cannot miss the truck. It’s parked in front of a lawn store and the sign shines brightly at night. They open around 6:30pm and they start prepping. Everything here is freshly made. Nothing frozen.
Locals come from far and wide to get their fix from Teq-A-Bite. It truly is a catchy name. The owners are very nice. One of them asked what I was doing taking pictures and I explained. She was very happy to know that I would be blogging about her truck. It did not pop up on Urbanspoon or Yelp. And getting the word is out is what they are working on now.
All the different sauces are laid out to please all types of palates. The most famous of them all is the Garlic sauce. Tonight I ordered one burger to eat here and brought a sandwich home. The photos will reflect that.
La Callejera. (Stree Burger) Angus beef served on a fresh bun loaded with bacon, muenster cheese, fried egg, ham, avocado, tomato, garnished with salsa verde, ketchup, and mustard. WOW! What is there to say? The burger is made perfectly. You would think that a burger with so much could be overwhelming. But it’s made so well that every bit of the bite is enjoyed with all that is inside.
La Callejera is delicious. It is not messy at all. You pick up the sandwich in your hand and take a bite. The burger remains in tact. However, the sauce does come out when you take a bite. Or should I say Teq-A-Bite.
Once I got home I was able to take a pic of the meat and how good it looked. I was saving this sandwich for tomorrow, but I decided to dig into it as soon as I got home. The meat was nice and tender and the Parmesan cheese on top truly adds another layer of flavor to the sandwich. Absolutely fantastic.
Teq-A-Bite team, Gracias por todo esta noche. Fue un placer hablar con ustedes y conocer un poco de su negocio. Felicidades, todo estuvo muy rico.
12049 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 6:00pm to 2:00am
Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm to 4:00am
Tipico Montanero. (Medellin typical food) Rice, beans, pork strips, steak, sweet plantains, egg, and corn cake. This definitely rivals the Bandeja Paisa. Great Colombian dish. Very filling.
Come for the food. It’s great. Nice ambiance overall. Service so so. Plenty of parking. Check it out if ever in this area.
Las Palmas Restaurant
14525 S OBT
Orlando, FL 32837
In front of Gatorland
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Location:14525 S OBT, Orlando, FL 32837
Even though I have the Foodbidden Funky Flu I still managed to get up and go food exploring.
Do not be surprised. This is not an incorrect picture. This place is inside the gas station.
Mr. Tony has his Frituras (fried goodness) all ready to go this morning. He opens at 7:00am and closes at 5:00pm. @Xobejm and I would stop on the way home when he used to close a bit later. Best dinners in town. This morning I was in the mood for his breakfast special.
Bacalaito (Cod Fish) Trying not to make Peter Pan and Captain Hook references right now. This was fantastic. I ordered it with a side of Mayo Ketchup (Mayo and Ketchup mixed together) for the perfect bite.
Mr. Tony named his place after his son Mike. Love the name and great food. All is made to order. He accepts Cash Only. Luckily for me they have an ATM in the gas station.
Foodbidden APROBADO!!! : )
Mike And Tony’s
2201 W Columbia Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741