Tuesday – 11:30a - 10p
Wednesday – 11:30a - 10p
Thursday – 11:30a - 1a
Friday – 11:30a - 1a
Saturday – 11:30a - 1a
Sunday – 3p - 10p
This restaurant has predictably closed down. Had a reservation Thursday and it was locked up when we got there.
I used Open Table to make a reservation to this place, which it turned out to be closed permanently and there was no notice on their door or their website that they are out of business.
They closed the restaurant indefinitely and don’t notify anyone. I posted in their website and they claim they closed it early because of the rain and heat. We had made reservations for quite some tome and even I tended to add more people yet they never replied to my requests. They run that place horrible.
I made a reservation with open a table when we got there the restaurant was permanently closed.
Some very unique menu items. I will certainly try again. Pricing and menu descriptions both need lots of work. The Ropa Viejo was tough unfortunately but good flavor. Apps great!
Great location, the atmosphere was nice and chill. Amazing time, food was outstanding!
Even though the food was good there were plates not available... Which was very disappointing. ND we were not offer other solutions.
First time dining here. Food was great. Our server was new and didn't seem to know anything about the menu. They were out of almost every beer (this was a Saturday night), some of the cocktails, and several of the appetizers. Other than that, the ambiance was very nice and the food was unique and uniformly good. We will likely come back again and hope for more options.
The dumplings were so delicious. Gorgeous space and lovely staff.
Amazing food, drinks, and service! I will recommend to everyone
They were out of all wine less than$70/bottle and all vodka. They had multiple events during the week, but disappointing nonetheless. My server was also the bartender so got limited service. Food was good but service lacking on a Saturday evening.
Do yourself a favor and don't even bother! This restaurant will be closed soon enough. We should have left when we stood for a while at the host stand with no greeting, but we were intrigued by the food so we waited. Finally a server walked up to help us (we had a reservation), but had to do something else before he could seat us, so we waited by the stand a little longer. The hostess finally appeared, with what seemed to be a foot injury. She didn't make eye contact with us or say hello. She just sorted a bunch of tattered menus and generally looked annoyed at life.
We were finally sat by the server and again we waited. Finally another server showed up and proclaimed how glad she was that we found the restaurant. I felt the same way about her finding us. Since we had been sitting for a while we immediate gave her our dimsum and drink orders. They had none of the beers my boyfriend wanted (he asked for 2 different brands). She said she would bring another similar one that wasn't on the menu. Again, we waited...
When she came back, it was to inform us that the they were out of the merlot she recommended and the cab our friends ordered -- basically they had no red wine. Oh, and they also didn't have the beer she was going to bring my boyfriend. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone! We decided to leave and she said she didn't blame us. Good grief, I hope they at least had food. The manager met us in the lobby telling us that this was his fault and held the door open for us to leave...zero recovery options for 4 locals (in the hospitality business ess) who could have come back again. The reason I say that this place is short-lived is due to the ineptitude of this manager and the others that run that business. They made poor hiring choices and obviously can't manage their inventory or don't have the cash flow to keep it stocked. Adios El Buda...namaste!
The service was disappointing. Food was excellent. Drinks were pricey but good.
The server failed to fill our water glasses throughout the hour and a half dining experience, and though the food was prompt, he was not. I paid for a drink I never received because we had to run to the theatre to catch the show. If he had communicated the situation better, we may have had a better experience. My husband and I have been servers ourselves and know how communicating with the customer can go a long way.
The food was an inventive blend of Asian and Latin, as advertised. We ordered the blistered peppers and dumplings for appetizers, both delicious. Churrasco for my meal and it delivered. No complaints about the food but the poor service called the whole experience.
Awful service. Terrible. Party of 4 and 1 person got their food 15 minutes before everyone else. Ordered drinks as soon as seated and didn’t get them until after food brought out, almost 40 minutes later. Food was mediocre. I’m surprised this place has good reviews
The food was amazing and Christian was an amazing server who did a great job of helping us choose some fantastic food. We will be back!
Very unique food. The combination of Latin and Asian cuisine brought such flavor to my pallet, that makes me keep coming for more!
The appetizers were great and the meals were very good. I would call it “Chino-Latino Gourmet”. The duck and maduros fried rice, and the dumplings, WOW. Not the easiest place to find (Waze and Google Maps had problems locating due to train tracks and buildings nearby), but beyond that worth the short walk (parking everywhere and inexpensive).
It’s in a great spot, near the activity in Church st.
It was interesting food but way over priced. Lo Mein with chicken for $22 is just crazy for what you get. It comes with a small container of mole sauce (which was delicious) but it really didn't go with the subtle flavors of the lo mein. Dining partner had a ban mi (also good) which came with the same mole- why??? Same flavor disconnect. Yucca fries were so so. The dining room was dark ("baroque" my friend called) with a lot of red. Very few people. The waiter tried really hard- a little too hard actually. Won't be back.
We enjoyed the food and the service was wonderful. Everything we tried was very well presented and delicious.
So the Puerto Rican cuisine fell in love with the Asian cuisine and they had a kid named El Buda Latino. Pleasantly surprised by how well those tastes went together. And the drinks... Awesome as well. Music was right on point. Highly recommend a visit to El Buda.
Most excellent dinning experience by far in the Orlando metro area (including the Disneyzone)
The ambiance of the oldest brick & mortar building in old town Orlando (formally the Masonic Hall) lends a inviting warm glow to the open layout of the kitchen & bar area as you enter this gorgeous space.
However the LatAsian fusion taking place in Chef's kitchen is a palate bending pleasure to an epicureans delight, along with some of the most intoxicatingly unique house blended fruit & flower infused cocktails.
Set a reservation for Sunday brunch. It's clearly offered on their website from 11-4 and I was obviously able to book a reservation on the app. I got a confirmation email AND text message prior to my visit. But when I showed up on Sunday for my 2pm reservation, they were closed. Seriously? Confirmed the reservation TWICE and they're closed? Luckily Artisans Table was more than happy to seat us and our Sunday wasn't completely shot, no thanks to El Buda.
Food and service were both amazing!!
Awesome food and ambiance. Definitely worth it!
From start to finish the experience was excellent. Maria was an outstanding server with personality Plus! The food was delicious 😋. The place has fun energy & cool design. Would go back again soon. Avoid parking in SunTrust garage on event nights...$12 fee. Park in 55 west for 1/2 that price
I am (at least was) a fan of Chef Treviño, one of his restaurants was my favorite for quite some time back in PR. Unfortunately the food was not to the level I was expecting from him. Flavors are not quite there, I hope they do some tweaks and get it there. I will give it a try once for happy hour since I dont think the price for the food is worth paying for what you get although I would pay if it was excelent food). On a good note, the beers were really cold.
Chef Roberto Trevino and his team never disappoint. Marie our sever was amazing. The food was excellent.
I invited some friends that came to visit from Puerto Rico and everyone was amazed by the quality and flavors.
Great change of pace on a Disney vacation. Eclectic menu very welcoming.
Cold food, slow service, did not have 4 items of the already small menu, and lacked all type of attention.
Food was excellent, staff was attentive and very helpful, overall atmosphere was perfect. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a spin on Asian/Latin food
We have been to El Buda twice. Originally we went during opening week. At that time the service was poor and several menu items were unavailable. However, the food that we did order was delicious. Still being interested in the overall fusion aspect, we decided to give this restaurant another chance. We experienced similar confusion among servers, including needing to move our table, incorrect items on the bill, and an item being unavailable to order. The menu also seems to have been reduced since opening, which is fine, however, it makes it difficult if you do not eat particular types of meat. Nevertheless, some of the staff were quite helpful and polite. Above all the concept and food was consistently good.
I have been twice now. The 1st time we had appetizers only, the 2nd was a work lunch thing. Very selective menu. Pork sandwich was just ok. Mufongo soup was banging though. Our server took so long considering it was empty. Will go back and try something else on the limited menu.
Our experience started off rocky. There was no host/hostess and when I asked the server that sat us to please check our reservation so I could get my Open Table points, he ignored me. The bartender was super slow - it took 25 minutes to get our drinks. My boyfriend's drink order was messed up twice, which is weird since he ordered vodka on the rocks. The server made a couple food suggestions and that's when things took a turn for the better, although he didn't really know a lot of detail about the menu. However, everything was incredible!! We got the edamame frito which was quite tasty. The chicken katsu bao was really good as well. The mongolian beef tostones were our least favorite but still not bad. The pork & sweet plantain dumplings were so delicious that my tummy hurt from being so full. I couldn't stop eating! So overall, they need to work on staffing fully because service was so slow due to being undetstaffed. Especially on nights where there is a concert or event. The food did make up for it in my opinion. I still want my Open Table points though! Haha
I was exited to try a new restaurant that has an iron chef at the helm. Was expecting excellence all around. Got there before our reservation and seated us promptly. Waitstaff seemed co fused as to who table was our so we seem to have 2 servers. Who would ask the same question. Order Drinks my wife ordered a white walker and and I a draft. We also put in an order of the chimichanga egg rolls. The egg rolls came out before out drink but we had water so not a big deal. Should have know this would have been the best part.
Onto dinner I order the Roopa viejo bibimbap and m wife the churrasco steak and udon.
Roopa viejo came out and is was an average meal at best. Wife’s meal was no were to be found. After a few minutes my wife told me to start eating as we assumed her dinner would follow quickly. 10 minutes later. I thing called over waited to question, he checked with kitchen and said there are still a few tickets in front of hers? Waaaa how does that happen why do I have my food? He said other in the restaurant order the same so they just made a large batch. Not the answer I was expecting um restaurant 101 you serve the table as a whole. I asked how long, he was not sure and left the table. Another 5-10 passed I asked different waiter for the manager, was told he couldn’t come because he was the chef. At this point I asked for the check and left. Won’t be going back.
We think this location is cursed as every restaurant there fails in 6 months. I dont see this lasting much longer with the service.
Marie was amazing! She went above and beyond with us! Explain the menu with details. The food was delicious! My husband and I have never had a meal with so much amazing flavors. Honestly we would go again and would be requesting Marie as our server.
Try finding a seating for 8 in walking distance to the shuttle buses for the Jimmy Buffet/Eagles concert! But we did at El Buda! Service (Victor) was terrific -- good advice, timely, frequent check-ins. The food was wonderful. We came close to skipping because we had a hard time figuring out what Latin-Asian Fusion would be like and SO GLAD we didn't. It is a true fusion done by Iron Chefs -- surprising, unusual and delicious. The duck nachos were fantastic!
El Buda was a 10/10 for food, drink, atmosphere, and service. They have unique takes on food fusion. Attention to detail is noted in everything while at the same time keeping a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant could hold its own in Chicago or NYC, (I can qualify this from living in these places). One of my favorite spots in Orlando.