Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Orlando

4.5
1198 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar serves the best authentic, fresh, and reasonably priced Mexican food featuring the simple recipes of everyday Mexican life. The corn tortillas are made by hand and cooked fresh on the comal just as they are made in kitchens throughout Mexico. Enjoy fresh guacamole prepared tableside. Order a Margarita mixed with housemade sour mix. Sample one of the 220 different Tequila's Rocco's keeps on hand (The Largest Selection in Florida). The bar is always busy and the crowd's energy level reaches a crescendo when "Rocco" himself does his now famous "TEQUILA DANCE" on top of the bar. Rocco's Tacos offers outdoor lakeside dining along beautiful Sand Lake. Come join the fun at Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar!!
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ER
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When we first showed up the hostess didn’t even look up from her phone, told us there wasn’t seating outside even though we made a reservation. We saw many open tables on the patio so eventually we asked for the manager we seated us outside immediately. After that our experience was great. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was really good too surprisingly healthy options too. Cool spot I’d come back

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R
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Rocco’s!

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NW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent drinks and lovely service. Thank you

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BB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend going for brunch and sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful view of the lake.

My favorite dish is their PESCE DE MERCADO, it's grilled fresh fish of the day, heirloom tomato
and avocado pico, kale salad, salsa brava. It's delicious.

From their brunch menu I recommend Huevos Rancheros, plus chorizo if you'd like extra protein.

Enjoy!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great overall experience! Loved everything!

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OT
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is good

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun, love the table side guacamole:)

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KP
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Guacho platter for lunch turned out to be an excellent choice.

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AB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice place, good guacamole and margaritas. However, we left something on the table and went back, it was gone. I asked the bus boy and he acted like he didn’t know what I was talking about. It was only 5 min from the time we realized it was left. Wasn’t pleased! You spend $250 for an 1.5 hour lunch, you should receive better service.

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DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were not rushed and had plenty of time to visit.

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L
Orlando
153 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why is it as soon as I walk through the doors of Rocco's I feel "happy." There is such an electric atmosphere at Rocco's you just want to enjoy the meal, the company, the food, the surroundings. Rocco's is the most fun restaurant in Orlando. Never had a bad mea. Have always had great service even when busy. When I want a great brunch in a super friendly establishment, Rocco's is worth the 2 hour drive from Ocala. Rocco's is simply good.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and meal. Our server Liberty was fantastic. Great to see the MS Margarita on the menu with some of the proceeds going to MS research!

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L
Orlando
153 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roccos is my favorite Mexican restaaurant in Central Florida. I live near a good one authentic Mexican restaurant in Wildwood but hands down, nothing beats Roccos for food, FUN, service and an over-all just good time. The Tequila bar is over the top impressive and so far no complaints here about the pricing. Sunday Brunch with unlimited Mimosas is fun - but everything at Rocco's is FUN, As soon as I walk to the entrance I can feel the excitement of Life, Liveliness and fun. Never had a bad meal or bad service. Roccos should be on the list to visit whether a Tourist or a Local. I love good restaurants and Roccos is good.

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GN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for bottomless brunch with friends and had a wonderful time. Staff was exceptional and the food/drinks were on point as usual. Highly recommend sitting outside for brunch!

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CM
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We cane to meet friends who were visiting. Server was good and detail oriented. Food on the other hand was so-so. We are not one to complain so we just went with it. I had the dorado burrito and it was dry almost like it sat under the heat lamp the rice was hard and chicken dry. My husband had teh Cali tacos and the fish was bland just tasted the grease it wAs fried in. The rest of the food our family and friends had was on as well. We will keep this place a drinks only. The view is nice.

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WT
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Low Expectations Met
We have been going to Rocco's Tacos since it opened several years ago. We gave them a 'pass' on the experiences at first because they were freshly opened. (IE. We ordered the house margarita 3 times, and each time it would come out, it would be a different color and taste...orange, green, yellow.) Obviously no training or recipes to follow. Every year or so, we go back hoping that they would improve.
Sunday, we decided to give it another yearly try...well that sealed their fate.
We were greeted by 2 managers (new, because according to the staff and what we have experienced, they run through managers at this location like water) and 2 hosts. We tell them of our reservation, which they retrieve and then ask where we wanted to be seated. We indicated that the request in the notes was for a patio table. The manager catches an attitude, as if we were being rude for pointing out something that she should have read or known. She puts us in time out, we are seated 20 minutes later.
Our server is 2 days on the job and is trying hard. However, it is obvious that she also was given no training. She had no knowledge of the drink menu (or how they were made) or the food menu. Stating that the 'tomato juice in the sangria was made to order'. Hopefully there is no tomato juice in the sangria, and hopefully the sangria is not made to order, but is made ahead of time, properly. After tasting it, that was not true of the sangria. It is horrible.
We ordered other drinks and the table side guacamole. Only one person making the table side guac in the whole restaurant, so it is slow. He comes to our side and prepares the guac for 2 other tables who ordered after us. Regardless of that, it is still marginal in taste and the chips are way over seasoned.
My burrito is good and my wife's meal is flavorless.
I am a 20-year restaurant veteran, and it is painfully obvious that they need to clear out the management and train their people. This place has potential.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family celebration of holidays together

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RZ
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was so so however the taco are excellent. Margaritas were inconsistent. Too loud as we were sitting near the DJ. Energetic atmosphere.

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k
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, but if you get there after 7 you wont be able to hear yourself talk at times. The music can get pretty loud depending on seating, but not loud enough to skip on bottomless Taco Tuesday!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Brunch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with friends was awesome

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LS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Miserable. The Hostess was rude from the start. After I apologized for being 5 minutes late, her reply was “Yeah, so was the last dude.” We changed our mind and decided to sit outside, and she stomped away to a table outside with us following and slammed all our settings down on the table. Granted I know it is a holiday and all, but come on.
Server and service was slow, not at all upbeat. Good thing the food was good. But we won’t be back. Taking this place off the list of favorites.

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TB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fun time, out waiter was super friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, we all liked our meals, festive atmosphere, and maybe just a touch expensive. It was good though, and we all enjoyed.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was great and helped us change reservations. Great service all around.

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OT
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service
Table guacamole great
Their version of frajatias was not what I expected

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was ok, food was great (except the desert. We had tres leches and it was so dry) The house maragarits were terrible, the Cadillac maragarits were much better. Prices were pretty pricy for drinks. Food was reasonable.

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OD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was celebrating my birthday. I like the food and atmosphere at Rocco’s. We brought a neighbor who had never been. Experience was not as special as I had hoped. The service was slow and when the food finally came, our friends order wasn’t correct. Waiter must have been spread thin. It took awhile just to catch his attention. He reordered the meal but we were all done before it arrived. Not the norm for Rocco’s. The hour plus drive to get to Rocco’s wasn’t worth it this time.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was a gentlemen who just had an attitude when it came to taking our orders. We wanted guacamole and the guacamole makers didn’t show up for 30+ minutes so by that time we said we’re okay. The waiter was rude when we told him to take it off our check. He consistently was trying to sell us on everything on the menu but other then that was mediocre at best.

It was my graduation (UCF) and we reserved a table by the water front two weeks ago. Upon arrival they sat us in the middle of the restaurant between walk-ins. No where near the water. We mentioned it to the hostess and she ignored us.

I love Rocco’s and won’t let this ruin my future experiences. This was a one out of fifty and the first time this has happened.

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FD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

During lunch we had the misfortune of drawing a new server who needed some additional training. Great food, poor service

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S
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent t service Erik with a K was awesome on the patio.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, thank you Erik! My friends and I loved sitting in the garden patio and enjoying the good food and mimosas. What a morning!

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J
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a place for our family to go when visiting Orlando, FL.
Something for everyone that likes Mexican food and drink.

Wish they'd open in St. Louis!!

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We’ve been eating here twice before and had a very nice experience this last time that we were there our waiter never checked on us once my food the taste was excellent but the dish was cold and he never came around to even ask our food was very disappointed with that

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K
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We wanted to try a tequila shot and the server knew his tequilas. His recommendation was spot on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Victor ( nice Victor ) is AMAZING!! We have been coming to taco Tuesday for months and he is the most AMAZING server we have had yet!! We want him every time we come now! See you next Tuesday!!

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JA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great as made my guests feel like they were at home

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C
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there with a 10 month old baby and had a wonderful time. Food was awesome, reasonably priced and the service and ambiance was exceptional. Highly recommend!!!

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P
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Took way too long to get our food. The cook line was unorganized and slow. Our server was getting upset with the cook line as well.

The table next to us arrived later than we did. They got their food first. We were watching the football game on the TV and the table next to us asked for it to be changed, never asking us if we we watching it (I guess girls don’t watch football). That table and us had different servers. We went to the manager, who did nothing. All he did was walk around and change TVs.

We usually love this place, but this was one of the worst experiences we have ever had.

With that being said - our waiter was amazing!!! He is better than this restaurant.

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MD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco’s never disappoints! Their nachos and made per order Sangria are delicious. The Orlando Rocco’s offers a great lakeside view.

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