2023 Orlando Taco Bracket Challenge

Who has the best tacos in Central Florida?


The 2023 Orlando Taco Bracket begins Friday, March 3 and ends April 16, 2023. Here are the 32 contenders. We need YOUR help to decide who moves on in each Round.


We’ve picked 32 restaurants in the Orlando area that are known for their tacos. Each week we’ll have the eateries going head to head (think March Madness!) until the competition is whittled down to 16, then eight, then four and, finally, the two left standing for the championship round. The winners will be published in the June 2023 issue of Orlando magazine and on orlandomagazine.com!

Black Rooster Taqueria

Pepe’s Cantina

Hunger Street Tacos

Tin & Taco


Reyes Mezcaleria

Agave Azul Cocina Mexicana

El Molcajete

Ta Chingon Mexican Kitchen

Tortilleria El Progreso

La Hacienda Restaurant

Tortas El Rey

Tacos My Guey!

Tacos El Rancho

mx Taco

Cilantro’s Taqueria

TaKo Cheena

Quesa Loco

Jalapeno’s Mexican Eats

F&D Cantina

Jimmy Hula’s

Tijuana Flats

Tamale Co.

Gringos Locos

Taco Rio

Taqueria Estrella

Las Cazuelas

Hot Taco Street Taqueria

PR’s Taco Palace and Margarita Bar

La Patrona Tacos & Birria House

The Mexican Camel

Poke Hana


Taco Bracket


Voting starts March 3. There will be five rounds of voting, with the final round ending at 11:59 on April 16, 2023. To participate, voters must register a valid email and then login to cast a vote for each match-up. Each voter may cast one vote per match-up per round.

Round 1: March 3-17
Round 2: March 18-24
Round 3: March 25-April 2
Round 4: April 3-9
Final Round: April 10-16

Registered voters will be automatically subscribed to Orlando magazine’s newsletter, our sponsor’s promotional emails, and Taco Bracket Challenge email updates. You can unsubscribe from either mailing list at any time using the links at the bottom of the email.

The winning restaurant for each match-up will be the one with the most valid votes at the end of the round. We will announce the winners of each round on our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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