How this tiny taco stand in Orlando produces the greatest flavors in Mexican cuisine
ORLANDO, Florida – For the past six years, Claudia Ramos’ restaurant has served some of the best, authentic Mexican cuisine in Central Florida.
Mi Gordita Loca sits in a busy corner of Lee Road at the north end of Orlando.
It all started 1,400 miles away, in the small town of Coahuila, just south of the Texas border.
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This is where Ramos took his mother’s cooking skills and decided to sell street food to make ends meet.
With the ongoing economic hardships with the country and raising a young child, she said it was very difficult to make a living honestly and needed a better future. So she moved to Orlando to take advantage of the wonderful weather to start her new life in America with her daughter.
Ramos said she has always had a passion for cooking great food while working multiple jobs to support herself and her daughter.
“Friends and family have always asked me to cook for them, they inspired me,” Ramos said.
These same friends convinced Ramos to start cooking for birthday parties and gatherings because of “the quality of his food.”
In 2015, Claudia Ramos opened the doors of Mi Gordita Loca, her Orlando restaurant to serve full-time customers.
Ramos said to keep the food authentic and affordable, she ships all the fresh and tasty ingredients, spices and herbs from her hometown of Coahuila.
She said that by combining these authentic regional ingredients from her city, it gives her customers a “real taste of Mexico.”
If you are thinking of trying these authentic tacos to die for and Mexican cuisine, the restaurant is located at 1615 Lee Road.
A few miles down the road on the Orange Blossom Trail is the location of the Lomas Mexican food truck.
Mr. and Mrs. Lomas have driven their taco truck for the past 10 years in northern Orange County.
The Lomas emigrated to America over 30 years ago to start a better life.
The married couple said they both share the same passion together – cooking. The couple started cooking to earn more money and moved to the town of Apopka.
Senora Lomas said that in order to keep costs down, she and Senior Lomas operate from a mobile food truck and provide smaller portion meals like tacos, handmade tamales and gorditas for the food remains affordable for customers.
Be on the lookout for their bright red taco truck. You can find them parked in front of the Citgo on the Orange Blossom Trail seven days a week.
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