Permanently Closed - Cinco Tacos + Tequila
The restaurant features Cali-Mex options, an impressive assortment of street tacos, as well as a wide selection of signature drinks.
From bold flavors, varied textures and delicious aromas from the scratch kitchen to colorful décor, CINCO offers their guests a total sensory experience, focusing on exceptional service, elegant presentation and a fun atmosphere
Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm
New restaurant still figuring everything out, would definitely go back.
This restaurant is terrible. General manager Lee is beyond rude and doesn’t understand how restaurants operate. Both our meals were brought to the table with items not listed on the menu. My husband’s chicken medallion was served with enchiladas. This is not listed anywhere on the menu. My arroz con pollo was missing the vegetable stuffed poblano and came with corn again not listed on the menu. Lee stated the menu was recently “revamped” and he wasn’t sure why we were complaining bc he “gave” us more food. Lee said he can change the menu when ever he wanted. We wouldn’t have ordered what we did if it was advertised differently. The rice was hard and chicken was dry. This was the worse dinning experience I ever had. I should have known this place wasn’t great when it was empty on a Saturday evening in Winter Park.
I’m a very nice person, so I don’t like leaving bad reviews for places, but holy cow was this place bad. Hands down the worst managed restaurant I’ve ever been to. I spent $80 for two people here. The pitcher of margaritas came with three drinks worth for $28. Individual margaritas are $8, so I felt like I got ripped off there. Neither of us finished our food because it was so bad. The waiter was so inexperienced that I had to ask for a menu, I had to ask for water, and I had to ask for silverware. On top of all of this I had one of the longest waits that I’ve ever had for my food that I’ve ever had. I witnessed two other tables get up and leave before they got their food because of how bad the service was. I recommend you spend your money elsewhere until they change something.
Inexperienced servers, over priced, average food and music that was too loud. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
Slow service, mediocre food & menu, slow service... Slow service... Did I mention the mediocre food?!?
Appetizer was never brought to the table. Both fish taco and shrimp taco had zero flavor. I do not recommend this restaurant.
They got our orders wrong, one of which was wrong twice, and the wait staff came over during the middle of our meal with yet another entrée that must have been for another table. Definitely some kinks to work out. The margarita was very good, but the food was average. I may recommend it but only if they improve a few things.
Empty restaurant should have been our first clue... creepy! The idea behind most dishes is good, but the executes poor. Everything was cold and tasteless. Yuck. We won’t go back.
Yolanda was amazing. Provided great service, super fast, and friendly. I will definitely be back.
Great experience. Food, service, taste and freshness
My friends and I were excited to try this place for brunch. Unfortunately, our waiter wasn’t the best and seemed flustered even though most tables were empty (at peak Sunday brunch hour). I’m vegan so I can be picky about menu items, and every option in the brunch menu had meat/dairy. We were told they pre-prepare bottomless brunch and don’t serve most of their regular menu. I found a salad that had no meat or dairy and ordered it. However, it came out covered in cheese and was served in a to-go container. My friends said their meat was tough/dry, and that the fresh fruit seemed pre-frozen and mushy. Expected more for the high price tag ($35+ for brunch).
I took my wife out on a date and we decided to try something new so we tried this place. When we sat down it literally took 25 minutes for staff to acknowledge and take our drink order. The drinks came right away however it was when time to take our food order it was taking forever. The food took a while to come as well and it wasn't even hot. My steak was not a skirt steak it was a NY strip not Churasco. My wife's food was luke warm. Mind you there was a couple that sat behind me and they had their order taken right away. The staff isn't attentive at all.
Service was very slow
It took forever to gets drinks and it was not busy . Food was not good ... my fish was fishy and old tasting . My sons meat was tough . Then they had some kind of club music playing ... we will not be coming back !
Overall it was not a good experience food was poor quality not much flavor .. drinks were very watery, margaritas didn’t taste like anything just basically lemonade. honestly the best part of this date was that tequila shots because you can’t go wrong with that but I will not recommend this restaurant
This was our second time at Cincos. The first time we went there, the restaurant was not fully operating. Three months later we thought all would be fixed. It wasn’t! We entered on a Saturday night at 7:30. Not even 10 patrons there. Suspicious. Problems with chips, food not being hot—twice!! All was blamed on new chef & new managers! This restaurant needs an overhaul. I would Not recommend going there! Nice looking restaurant, but without good food, stay away.
The food was not that good. Service was ok but the service didn't let us know the all you can est period would end before we finished eating, which limited our options. I won't go back
Food was very good. Great tequila options. Our Sever Ms Yolanda was wonderful. Polite, professional and efficient. Always with a smile, made us feel welcomed and well attended.
Server was very professional and we had a great time on Tuesday where the vibes were great! The dj played great music and made for a great date night.
Went for Sunday brunch and ordered drinks that never came, even though the restaurant was only half full. After waiting 35 minutes, we decided to leave since we hadn’t been able to order any food.
Overall disappointed; food was somewhat bland. We ordered a dessert that was to be served with vanilla ice cream but they were out of it (it was only 8:30 p.m.). However, they did accommodate by giving us extra dessert to take home. Staff tried which even included the guy who appeared to be someone in charge opening my car door when my husband dropped me off to go park. I am not sure what I expected but felt pretty let down overall.
Great food and options. I've been several times and I love the food and all the vegan options. The table side guacamole is awesome! Service is always top notch. This was my first time for brunch and they had awesome options as well. I'll be going back soon!
Service needs attention. Food was delivered inconsistent. Our tacos was delivered by a manager and 15 minutes later our beans and rice were brought out. The manager mentioned that it was because the dishwasher cant keep up. Proper utensils were not available upon delivery. I had to go to the bar and ask for napkins and forks.
Not a huge fan of this type of atmosphere when I'm paying to dine..
We really wanted to Like this place. Maybe they just haven’t figured things out since they are new?
It took forever to get drinks from the bar & Forever to get our food. We ended up canceling our dessert order because it took so long. I had the equivalent of fajitas. The chicken was good, but the beef was extremely tough and chewy. Our server was extremely nice, and I don’t know if the slowness had anything to do with her or was all from the bar and kitchen. I’m hopeful that they can pull it together make it a better experience.
The pork belly taco was the best one for sure, and then their shrimp taco was really good too! The place is decorated real cute when you walk in and by the bar, but needs a little something in the back or something on each table. Over all it was great and I’ll be back for their cucumber marg again!
Our ladies group goes out once a month to a restaurant. I chose Cinco because the noise level was such that we could actually hear each other when we talked. It is becoming difficult to find places to eat that aren't so noisy ! The service was great and so was the food!
Great food. Great service.
Only recommendation would be to have the DJ play the music a little lower. At times the music was a little loud that I felt like I had to almost shout to talk to my table.
Service was good food was outstanding for the price for brunch non buffet style
Took over an hour to get our food and it wasn’t that busy. I feel like a manager should have been involved. When food came, part of the order was wrong. Received sides at the end of the meal (completely forgot we ordered them). Didn’t get appetizer (queso dip), had to ask for it again. Chicken smelled like canned cat food. Fish did not taste good either. Outside of building looks nice but he inside is generic. Would not recommend going here.
The food was very bland. The food was not seasoned. The food was lukewarm. Robert and our server Shar-Dai did a wonderful job and I made sure they received a good tip. We informed the assistant manager who could careless if we were satisfied customers of not. I will not go back. From reading the reviews I have to agree with one of the reviews this place will not be there very long. We were seated in the very back of the restaurant away from other people. When we mentioned this to the manager she stated parties of two are seated in the back which is untrue, because there were 4 other parties of two seated in the front. The manager should not be in a managers position. In my opinion I do not recommend this place to anyone.
Took the family to try it for Sunday Brunch. The food just was not good. And not just one item, we tried everything on the menu except what they had discontinued, and none of it was "good". And certainly not acceptable for the price. On top of that, It took forever to get the food. The waiter tried hard but the kitchen could not even keep up with half the restaurant empty. I suppose if we were drinking the all you can drink beverages for an additional $13 person, it might have been different, but the group drinking next to us didn't seem to be enjoying it any more than we were. Disappointed !
Thumbs down, all around.
We arrived at our reservation time. Upon entering there was no one at the hostess stand. We waited... we noticed there was no one behind the bar and no server on the floor. We also noticed there were four tables with menus and two people at the bar with menus. None of them had a beverage yet. We waited about 5 minutes at the hostess stand before leaving. During our 5 minute wait we never saw one person who worked there. Not sure if we will try again.
*We are giving every category a 1-star only because we must rate them all before submitting. I will update my response if we decide to give the restaurant another try.
If you absolutely must dine at Cinco Tacos +Tequila go soon. I don't think this restaurant will be around long. First the good. Our server was attentive and made efforts to atone for the restaurants shoddy food. The decor and ambiance was pretty good for a Mexican restaurant. My ordeal started when I ordered the house margarita w/o salt. It came promptly with salt. It was sent back. My server brought me the correct drink quickly. I ordered my wife the skinny margarita light with salt. It came a little slower (fine she was in the parking lot). When her margarita arrived it was light with salt, about 1/8 of the rim had salt on it. That drink was sent back too. The house margarita was OK. My wife's skinny margarita was pretty good. From there it went really downhill. The manager stopped by to ask how we were doing (the last time we would see him), before our dinner arrived. I ordered three tacos - shrimp, chicken and fish. My wife ordered fajitas. When our meals arrived the food was warm or cold. My wife's veggies were not cooked and her request to hold the peppers was ignored. The black beans that arrived with our meals were cold. My wife's meal and black beans were sent back. My tacos arrived on a bed of wilted, brown lettuce. The presentation of the food was poor. The taste of the food was equally poor. I never had bland Mexican food before. Mercifully, hot sauce accompanied our meals to add some much needed flavor. The manager seemed to be spending more time at the bar rather than walking the floor. Not good. He certainly did not stop by to address the returned drinks and food. When I made the reservation it sounded like the restaurant was experiencing some difficulties that could be addressed. It seems like the owners/managers of Cinco Tacos +Tequila need to go back to the drawing board starting with the manager(s), menu and the kitchen. Is there enough time to turn this sinking ship around? Probably not.
The food was awesome and our server was great!
You can never go wrong with free chips and salsa once you are seated! We had the avacado egg rolls for our app and they were alright, id probably pick something else next time. I had the tacos and they were AWESOME- specifically the carne asada. We were there during happy hour and tried a few drinks. The frozen margaritas were great! We will be back again for sure.
We decided to check out newly-opened Cinco on a Friday evening with our seven-year-old daughter and one of her friends. The service was fine, and the girls loved the water with the dry ice in it, but the food was mediocre, at best. Our daughter and her friend ordered chicken tenders, which came out with a thick batter that you would find on fried fish, and each chicken tender was at least the size of a corndog, which made it very unwieldy for young girls to eat. My arroz con pollo, well beautiful in presentment, was only average. The chicken, which they claim was not frozen (I asked), was tough, dry, and overcooked. It certainly did not taste fresh. The avocados were not ripe, and the rice had clearly been sitting around a while. My wife’s tacos were excellent, on a bright note. We ordered the house margaritas at happy hour prices, which were quite good. That said, this is not a place to which we would return, unless we had a large group of friends who insisted on going there. There are other local Mexican options that are better.
Service was good. Fresh guacamole at table, very good.
Sizzling steak and shrimp fajitas were NOT sizzling and had no flavor! Accompaniments were like warm. Tortillas were store bought, not fresh made. Margarita was mediocre at best!
They are working out kinks . . . But seems a long way off. Hard opening still in future.
Would not recommend. Hesitant to return for second chance!
wellllll! let us just start by saying i wanted to love it, sadly I couldnt. the service was so slow even on beverages such as unlimited mimosas. In fact i went to the bar with our 2 empty bottles and got 2 new ones before our waitress supposedly could get them. the food came out at a decent pace the first time. Some orders wrong and then fixed. Some things were really good.
They need to work on a few things. The room was by no means full and when a table tells you they have a problem the manager shouldnt be clearing tables he should attend to the guest with the problem first. i felt under valued as a customer.
The experience was horrible, food subpar to say the least, waited 20 minutes for a margarita and then was charged for it when they forgot about it. My server spent more time outside smoking than he did waiting on us, the food was horrible, salty and over cooked, not worth a dollar let alone 40! Will never go back and don’t expect it to be in business much longer!
Cinco Taco & Tequila has potential but must first work out kitchen missteps. Note, said missteps were handled quickly and professionally. Service was the meals bright spot.