Azteca probably ended up being my favorite restaurant in Orlando. It's a Mexican place that's away from the amusement/theme park section of Orlando, making it a more locally known establishment. The atmosphere is a bit cliche - complete with a mariachi band and crazy, colorful decorations, but the food is delicious. And we weren't the only people who thought so. Anytime we went to Azteca, there was a steady crowd of people and we almost always had to wait for a table.
I wish I could recommend specific things, but they were all so good! I could mention the chicken chimichanga, but I wouldn't want to leave out the burrito with the picadillo or the chalupa with ground beef. Actually, you could put the picadillo on an old shoe and it would taste great. Picadillo is a combination of shredded beef and pork, and Azteca's version of it has wonderful flavor, juice, spice, tenderness, and...my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
The more I think about it, the more I'm regretting writing this post because it's giving me a huge craving. It has been way too long since I've had a meal at Azteca. The next time Nicole and I make our way down to Orlando, we'll head to Azteca D'Oro for a fiesta and enjoy some great Mexican food and remember our times of being cheap, crazy newlyweds in the most magical place on earth.
12403 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837