Mingos - Orlando
Mingos - Orlando

Mingos - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mingos.com/
  • Phone: 4077812539x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Luis J Negron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Friday Evenings 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Mingos has complimentary valet parking
A word from Mingos - Orlando
Mingos, located at the Sanctuary building, in the Lake Eola district, is a fine dining restaurant in a relaxed, modern atmoshpere . We feature fresh seafood, USDA beef steaks, signature items and homemade desserts. Enjoy our grande brunch buffet on Sundays while listening to live entertainment. We have one of the largest outdoor seating areas in Downtown Orlando for your enjoyment. Mingos has events throughout the week perfect for getting together with friends or date night. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday. We offer private dining and offsite catering. Reservations are suggested. We offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Mingos - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (19)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (14)special occasion (14)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great brunch place
    MC143VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have gone to Mingos twice - once for Sunday brunch and once for dinner. The Sunday brunch was fantastic. Great selection of items, great dessert options (love the cake pops). Service is fantastic too! For dinner, we tried the all-you-can-eat crab legs dinner on Saturday. It was good...but I'm not sure I would do it again. It starts to get embarrassing to ask for plate-after-plate refills of crab legs! But the ambiance of Mingos is really nice and it has a nice vibe to it for sure. I hope this place succeeds!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food!
    Shawshank72
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Creative menu, excellent results. Our group of eight raved about their dishes - scallops were HUGE and perfectly cooked. Swordfish delicious, shrimp salad delicious, flanks steak crazy good. Only complaint was SLOWWWW drinks coming from bar. There was a private party in bar likely causing the delay, but no excuses for 20-30 minute wait for drinks ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    jody
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food at brunch is the best I ever had!!! Have taken family from out of town here on a Sunday. Fabulous. Love Aristedes as manager. He is awesome and makes sure you have the best experience. One can take all day trying the made to order omelets, pasta, waffles, pancakes, and, let's not forget the homemade dessert table and the unlimited mimosas or sangrias. you can also make your own bloody mary's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks, food, and live music.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went to dinner on a Friday night with a party of 6. We enjoyed the bar area and all were pleased with our cocktails. Dinner was so fresh and flavorful. Highly suggest the tuna tartar, the snapper, and the filet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great service.. And always a special touch on birthdays to make that person feel so special. Thank you , Mingo's!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Night Out
    james64
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Late Happy Hour and dinner with friends. The noise level was perfect for conversation. Great bartender as cocktails were well made. Food was tasty and later into the evening there was great live music. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for Brunch & More!
    james64
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We loved this place!! Nice variety & healthy selections for brunch. The service was the best I've experienced in a long time! Try the soup of the day:) We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new spot
    miggyman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place has great food, service, and atmosphere. Should be marketed better to draw a larger crowd, but overall awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    rosullivanVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great experience all the way around - food, service and ambiance. Had a great time. Mingo's is a little hidden in Orlando, definitely worth finding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mingo's Great
    thewidower
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was terrific and was only topped by terrific service. To top it off, being a Monday, it was jazz night and the live music was terrific
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    mysterychef
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    the staff is very friendly and accommodating! the food was good and fresh. There are many selections including a pasta station, omlette station, fresh Belgian waffles made to order and delivered to your table. Carved strip loin of beef! we shall return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good brunch
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    4 of us came for brunch. 2 got the buffet and 2 of us didn't. The food was very good, but those that got the buffet both agreed that it wasn't worth the money spent on it. Next time they will do the ala carte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff but food disappointing!
    ZKBates
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The cheese & meat roll ups, along with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage & home fries, were nothing special. The salmon was accompanied only by bagels, cc & capers. I would have liked sliced tomato & onion. The 3 salads were difficult to get at. The carved beef looked good but no sides so I never tried it. The sweet & sour soup was good, as were the choc cake pops! They also had an omelet station & a pancake/waffle station. I was surprised that they specialize in seafood yet there was none (besides the salmon) offered at brunch. The large party (staff outing from other property) seated next to us got very noisy/obnoxious while chugging champagne directly from the bottles on their table. The mgr did offer us a gift card to return, thank you!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food just OK
    Nordicman
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were there early Friday evening and the place was nearly empty. I had read reviews and thought it would be great but it was just OK. Had the Sea Bass which was decent size but did not have a lot of flavor. Other meals in the group were rather bland as well. Not bad, just not as good as the reviews indicated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Jewel
    Wrightsa
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Was looking for a Sunday Brunch with friends from out of town on yelp, what a great find. Convenient location, valet parking, outstanding brunch & service. Diverse choice of tasty food & mimosas!!! A great find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant but REALLY loud for a Tues
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food was fantastic. Elegantly prepared - natural ingredients. The service was impeccable. That alone is enough to return. I sat in a very quite dining room to begin my dinner, until I was served my entree - when a table of 18 very loud 35-60 yr old adults arrived without a reservation. They yelled across the table & had no regard for others in the dining area. Very annoying. So much so, that I needed to be moved to another room - which was unfortunately the bar area. The bar had some drunk elderly clients - 55+ yr olds who again yelled across the bar to each other. The staff apologized profusely for the noise & tried their best to keep me comfortable, but it didn't do too much good. The room has no soft ceilings/walls to absorb sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    TerrificGNO
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    For five 60+ ladies on their Girls Night Out it was a fantastic experience. We are interested in great wine, food and service. Mingos did not disappoint!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Mingos - Orlando reviews archive.
  • superb brunch
    jody
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Can't say enough. The management is fantastic. The service goes above and beyond and are very attentive. For instance, our server saw us sitting without food for a period and brought over a sampling of the soup du jour. Also, our water glasses were always full and our mimosas were replenished without asking. Never felt rushed. The omelet, pasta, meat carving stations are staffed with very friendly, attentive chefs. The dessert table is full of bite size desserts, perfect for an ending. We went there for Easter Brunch and returned the following Sunday with my inlaws from out of state..the food is delicious......
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hot
    JeMangeVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    need additional umbrellas in the front outdoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My entire experience was superb! The staff was professional and very nice. I was acknowledged by staff as they walked by and that was a personable touch that many fine dinings need to embrace. AJ was absolutely Fantastic! He was Classy and paid attention to the details. I was celebrating my husband's birthday and AJ's serenade was simply Angelic. He really made the entire experience more enjoyable. I have been raving about this place every since. Oh and the food..Exquisite! Will definitely return:)
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, ok food
    Brenda
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service at Mingos was top notch. Very attentive and well versed on their menu. The restaurant emphasizes fresh ingredients. The food my husband and I ordered was good but we were not wowed. My husband had a shrimp "scampi" style pasta that tasted nothing like shrimp scampi. It was lacking in flavor. I ordered a grilled shrimp and chorizo salad that was suppose to have a watermelon jalepeno dressing on it, but again, the dressing lacked flavor. I would like to give Mingos a second chance. The list of fresh fish and steaks sound wonderful and maybe a second visit might be better.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Experience
    Citrus
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    2 friends and I wanted a nice meal prior to the show at the Bob Carr so we narrowed it down between Citrus and Mingo's. Have had fantastic meals at Citrus so we decided to give Mingo's a try since the menu looked appetizing. Big mistake. All 3 of us ordered steaks, 1 FILET-MED WELL, 1 NY Strip-MED and the BIG Tomahawk Ribeye-RARE (black & blue). 45 minutes later we received our steaks... 1Hockey puck Filet, 1 WELL DONE NY Strip and 1 MED WELL Tomahawk Ribeye. There was no time to re-order so we ended up leaving only eating our sides. The manager was genuinely upset that this happened and did comp our meals. Only 2 other tables were occupied at the same time we were there which should have been a clue on the popularity of the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, great service, well appointed breakfast buffet, Omelette station, Belgian waffle pancake station,pasta station and carving stations...plus a nice seafood section with large shrimp, crab legs, and oysters..lots of yummy desserts. I will definitely go back for other brunches and try dinner there as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Miriam
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Its one of my favorite places to eat and its only been open 9 months, all I can say we love everything about it.The atmosphere, the service, the food the staff everyone there is very gracious and they take care of you like you were the only ones there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm & friendly; yet too noisy
    NEWtoORLANDO
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch. Mingo's team is very accommodating and made us feel at home immediately. The variety of food was good, and the service was very good. I simply could not have a conversation with my guest ; too noisy! This is a great spot to bring a group of friends and family who want to celebrate an event (b-day celebration when we were there), watch game, hang out. Make their own noise! Buffet line was too long; I gave up on pasta made to order & chose veggie omelet (shorter line). The omelet was delicious and prepared as requested. There were some options for my guest who was vegetarian. I would go back for a group event, not a date "a deux". Complimentary valet parking is a big plus in this area; especially during events season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited Mimosa's!!!
    momofboysVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Brunch was wonderful, food was great, service was on pointe and the mimosa's were flowing! Sometimes with "unlimited mimosa's" you get juice with a splash of champagne...not at Mingo's! AND they have many different flavors, orange, pomegranate, pineapple, the list goes on! The food was superb, omelet station, waffle station, carving station, meat's & cheese, and the traditional eggs, potatoes, bacon...it's WORTH IT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    Emily
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The brunch experience was great! I would go back for the a la carte menu as well. If you get seated in a high top near the bar for brunch, ask to move. The flow around the brunch lines are congested and it sometimes felt like the people in line were right on top of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud Birthday Party a Minus
    Delta
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our table of 4 was overlooked by a loud, large group celebrating a birthday. Our entree took 40 minutes to arrive, obviously because most of the staff's attention was on the party. We ate here on Saturday and loved it, then again on Wednesday, and had a much different impression, not all positive....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Funday
    Lovegoingouttodinner
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I went last Sunday (3/23/14) with my boyfriend and another couple, we had an amazing brunch experience (unlimited Mimosas), service was astonishing, food delicious and the ambience was really nice, we sat at the patio while enjoying the beautiful weather. I’ll highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newbie on the Block
    Foodie123
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food was outstanding and they accommodated my special dietary needs. We decided to make this our once a week go to place. Friday they had an outstanding singer and the service was top notch. I had swordfish and my date had bass. Delightful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my new favorite restaurant.
    Elaine
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant. I've already made plans to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Experience
    pickydinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Loved the interior/atmosphere. The food was excellent but we had a challenging experience getting it! 40 minutes waiting for appetizers and one flatbread was cold when it finally arrived. Manager comped them. Our entrees were slow coming out as well. But the sea bass was one of the best we have ever had. Then the wine charge on the bill was almost double the wine list price. The manager more than made up for it. Our service person was very attentive. So, the food experiece was exceptional and we really want this place to succeed. We will definitely be back for another try. I hope we had an exceptional experience - things just weren't working smoothly in the kitchen that night. Management did attend to us and were more than fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Again, excellent service, excellent management. Thank you for making my friends birthday so special. The personal touch with the birthday singing was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We were there on a Monday night so it was pretty quiet. Our service was excellent -attentive and very knowledgable about the menu. Our food was delicious. I definitely recommend the scallops, but everything we oredered was was great. We will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great jazz night - lovely decor
    zurkong
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Loved the ambience of the style of Mingo's - beautiful decor and lighting.. The Jazz on the first Monday of the month is a great reason to go to Mingo's. The Butternut squash Ravioli was cold when first served, so they brought us a new dish. It was bland and not very special. The Ceasar's salad was quite tasty. Looking forward to tasting the entre's when I return for dinner at an earlier time of the evening. The server was fabulous - she was really a delight!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Great for birthdays!! From the champagne to the desert and the fabulous singing by one of the servers- Mingo's get a score of A+++ all the way around. My girlfriends and I really enjoyed it! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    table4sheetz
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food and service was good. The speed of the meal was a little slow. Long delay between appetizers and salads. Other than that---everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • precious gem
    foodieluv
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I absolutely loved the food and the ambiance. It exceeded all my expectations and we will definitely be returning. The beef tips were my favorite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mingo's Made for a Special Evening
    bjlevine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a terrific Valentine's Day dinner at Mingo's. We both had the 4 course fixed-price special. Everything was very good and well cooked and seasoned. Our server did a wonderful job. The ambiance was very nice and there entertainment was appropriate. My only complaint was that my New York strip was not the best cut of meat I've had. But overall, was had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Valentine's Day
    BudLob
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked a table for six on Valentine's Day at 5:30. The ambiance was upscale, chic and inviting. Our server, A.J. was perfect. Knowledgeable, attentive, funny and smooth. The food was outstanding. Rarely in this group do we find all of us happy with our meals but Mingos delivered. As an appetizer, the Marlin Tacos were a hit. For entrees, the crab cakes were the favorite followed closely by the filet. A very talented singer playing keyboard added to the great vibe. We returned for cocktails after seeing a play at the Abbey to find a vibrant bar scene that was awesome. The hostess even called a cab for us when we were ready to leave. All in our group agreed that Mingos not only made the platform but should be awarded the gold medal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate