Food Review on Altamonte’s Amigos Restaurant & Cantina

Written by: Nathan Wertheimer

Altamonte Springs, FL – There are many Mexican Restaurants in the Central Florida area. What distinguishes one from another is the taste. Amigos Restaurant & Cantina is a full service Tex-Mex style Restaurant which there is a true difference. Tex-Mex food is a milder form of the Mexican style food.

I have been eating at this location restaurant for twenty-seven years since it has been opened. There are been several changes that have occurred throughout the years. First, the restaurant changed ownership a while ago. The food has stayed the same with a modified dining menu.

When you drive up to the Altamonte Springs Amigos location there is plenty of free parking available. They have a welcoming décor on the outside with yellow and red decor. Plus, there is a patio dinning area available for the smokers. Inside this restaurant it is non-smoke by Florida law for all restaurants.

Upon entering the front door you will be greeted by a friendly hostess who will seat you in the dinning room at one of many tables or booths. You will find a Texas-Mexico style of antique décor hanging from the ceiling and walls. On the menu there is a large selection of food items to choose from. Amigos is know for there burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, and much more. There is also a kid’s food menu too with all of their favorites.

While deciding what to eat for dinner, Amigos has a long list of alcohol beverages. I recommend trying their homemade margarita. Plus, imported beer from Mexico. You can’t go wrong on any of the beverages. If alcohol is not your thing, they have Pepsi products too.

The day I came into this restaurant to conduct a restaurant review I choose the Uno Taco Plate. Other times, I have ordered the Taco Salad, which is a great choice too. The Uno Taco Plate is served with two beef tacos, a side of Spanish rice, and side of black beans. While waiting for the order the wait brought to the table a basket of chips and salsa. Amigos can prepare the fresh food made to order from five to fifteen minutes to your table.

There are a few flavors of salsa you can request. The original salsa brought to the table is very mild. Even children will love this salsa. The next salsa is the habanero salsa that has an orange color to it. It can give a burning sensation on your tongue. Another salsa is the jalapeno salsa, which is a green color to it and is a little milder than the habanero salsa. Both can be added into the regular salsa.

Other restaurant special events coming up are the Cinco de Mayo Day on May 5, 2016. On this day, the Restaurant Manager was telling me that this restaurant is full throughout the day. People want to celebrate and eat some great Mexican food on this special day.

If you Google Amigos Restaurants, you will find there are three in the Central Florida area. Each location is individually owned and operated. So stop the Altamonte Springs Amigos Restaurant & Cantina location and try it for yourself. The menu prices range from $3.59 to $27.99. Amigos Restaurant & Cantina is located at 120 North Westmonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. 407-774-4334, www.amigos-texmex.com

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