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7 Unique Restaurants in Orlando You Need to Try

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Why go to a basic restaurant when you can go to a unique one? We love finding cool and exciting places to eat, and Orlando has so many unique restaurants you need to check out this summer!

From themed dinner shows, exotic experiences, or just some really exceptional food, keep reading this list to discover the 7 unique restaurants in Orlando you need to try!

Just outside of Orlando in New Smyrna Beach you’ll find the Garlic Restaurant and Blu Bar. A casually sophisticated restaurant with an ambiance and menu that resembles the Tuscan countryside, this restaurant specializes in wood-fired steaks, pasta, seafood, and more!

The Garlic offers some beautiful views for indoor or outdoor dining, and has live music on the weekends. The menu features a comprehensive wine list, daily specials, and of course, lots of garlic! 

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm–10:00pm

📍 556 E. 3rd Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Taverna Opa is bringing authentic Greek food and the traditional Greek experience right to Orlando! Located on International Drive, this immersive restaurant experience invites you to join in their Zorba, the traditional line dance, or join the belly dancer while a confetti of napkins surrounds you.

After dancing, enjoy Mediterranean options like falafel, Greek salads, lamb chops, gyro, or saganaki, the traditional flaming cheese. Can we get an Opa?!

Monday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  12:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–11:00pm

📍 9109 International Dr. Suite 2240 Orlando, FL 32819

With a name like Cafe Tu Tu Tango, you just know that it’s going to be a fun and unique restaurant experience! Also located on International Drive, Cafe Tu Tu Tango is known for great food and great music that will want to make you get up and dance!

At this restaurant, enjoy tapas-style menu options like watermelon and halloumi salad, butter chicken tikka masala, tuscan meatballs, or Mediterranean flatbread. Don’t forget to check them out for weekday happy hour 3pm–6pm or weekend brunch 10am–3pm.

Monday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  12:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–11:00pm

📍 8625 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Maxine’s on Shine is a new American restaurant in downtown Orlando that offers a safe and sexy unique experience. At Maxine’s their goal is simple: to elevate the experience of engaging others at a highly entertaining epicurean experience. 

Choose between fried green tomatoes and crab cakes, skillet chicken parmesan, or stuffed trout, and end with the key lime pie. You can also join them for happy hour from 5pm–6:30pm, and their weekend brunch 10am–3pm.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 5:00am–9:00pm
Friday |  10:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–3:00pm

📍 337 N. Shine Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Japan when you visit Susuru Orlando! Susuru is a show-era, retro- themed restaurant with izaka, yakitori, ramen, and cocktails. 

Start with traditional Japanese street food like yuku corn, gyoza with wings, or seaweed salad. Then be sure to try the tonkosu or mi-so hot ramen, yakitori skewers, or the short rib kushikaki. Wash it down with a plum wine sangria, sour strawberry daiquiri, or delicious boba tea. 

Monday | 5:30pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:30pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:30pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:30pm–10:00pm
Friday |  5:30pm–12:00am
Saturday | 5:30pm–12:00am
Sunday | 5:30pm–10:00pm

📍 8548 Palm Parkway Orlando, FL 32826

Haos on Church is bringing a new concept of contemporary culinary cuisine to Orlando’s Church Street that offers dining and entertainment like no other. From vegetarians to meat eaters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

At the restaurant downstairs enjoy Mediterranean dishes like tenderloin skewers, Haos burger, or a vegan stuffed tomato. Haos is also known for their brunch with some Bawdy BlueLaLa entertainment featuring VarieTease and guests. And of course, you can’t forget about their Blue Hao’s upstairs bar!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  5:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 10:30am–3:30am

📍 123 West Church St Orlando, FL 32801

Dinner and dancing is back in Orlando at the unique Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar! Come try their new menu inspired by their Chef’s most recent trip to Cuba. 

Cuba Libre is a must see, must experience, dining and dancing unique experience with classic cuban cuisine, Latin music, open-air tropical ambiance, and unique cocktails. Try their pineapple guacamole cubano, black bean soup, or tuna ceviche, but be sure to stick around for their salsa dancing and late nights on the weekends!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:30pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:30pm
Friday |  5:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–2:30am
Sunday | 5:00pm–10:30pm

📍 1901 International Drive Suite 1004 Orlando, FL 32819

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Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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