Mad Girl Eats Tako Cheena in Orlando


Tako Cheena, 932 Mills Ave, Orlando, FL.

I had a hay-day ordering takos (tacos) off this Asian Mexican Latin swirly cool menu at Tako Cheena. I’m crazy for anything Asian BBQ, so some choices were easy, but I also heard they make a fab fish taco so let the taste testing begin!

They offer Daily Specials, from this, the Hawaiian chicken tako was ordered. A nice array of takos were chosen off the regular menu; Thai Peanut Chicken, Korean Beef, Asian Braised Beef, Panko Crusted Cod, Chinese BBQ Char Siu Pork Belly, and to round it out let’s try a Asian hot dog.

Hits: Korean Beef, with mixed cabbage sesame seed, cilantro and Kimchi slaw. Asian Braised Beef, pulled beef marinated in ginger, hoisin spice, with mixed cabbage, ginger scallion oil and cilantro (MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE). Chinese BBQ Char Siu Pork Belly, with mixed cabbage, cilantro, ginger scallion oil and crispy pork rind. Panko Crusted Cod, crunchy and light fish served in a sweet and sour onion sauce, with mixed cabbage and scallions. Plus the Daily Special, Hawaiian chicken tako. Absolutely packed with flavor. Addicted!!!

I love a sweet sauce, but if you don’t, order a side of their special sauces and salsa. They are only 33 cents, so order a few and max out your taste buds. The Asian hot dog (Chinese sweet sausage) wasn’t my thing , but I’m game to try a burrito and empanada next time!

Totally taken with Tako Cheena. It is on a busy street, parking is somewhat difficult, just go to a side street or back street and you’re golden. Small, quirky resto with about 8 tables, and a snack counter facing the picture window. Definitely worth going. Located in the Colonialtown neighborhood of downtown Orlando.

Take note of HOURS: Fri and Sat – 11:00am to 4:00am (great after bar time eats), Sun– 11:00am to 11:00pm, CLOSED MONDAYS, Tues Wed Thurs– 11:00am to 11:00pm.

4.50 out of 5  freaking fantastic tako tastes of happiness.

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