Living in the middle of a tourist area has its ups and downs. Upside is that Disney World is five minutes away. The downside? Traffic and lack of restaurants that aren't franchises. That's where Bartaco comes in - it's a local hidden gem that I can't wait to get back to!

Located in the Dr. Phillips area, Bartaco is definitely one of my new go-to's. Not only does it have the most eclectic, charming atmosphere, the food is so different and yummy! While it's more Mexican-inspired, the tacos are all a la carte so you can sample whichever tacos your heart so desires, including the #bartacosecret menu taco - the short rib taco! It was my absolute favorite.

They also have a special secret drink too - Chai Mezcalita (smoky mezcal, bartaco branded Libélula tequila, house-made chai syrup, fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt, and star anise garnish). While I'm more of a traditional lime marg kinda gal, the flavors were so vibrant and unique!

If you're in the Orlando area, or are planning a trip here anytime soon, definitely check this place out!

Thanks to Mili and Hannah at Bartaco Orlando for having us!