A cross between a food truck and restaurant
Located in Mills 50, Tako Cheena is one of my favorite joints in Orlando. To the owners who came up with this concept, I love you. Most of you know that I’m mixed. I’ve got an American (Euro) dad and a mom with an Asian/Latin/Polynesian mix. Dinners at my house were naturally fusioned. We did the whole fusion cuisine thing before it was considered cool. Laugh all you want, but Lo Mein and fried chicken brings it to a whole ‘nother level!
Seriously though, Tako Cheena’s concept of Asian fusion tacos, burritos, hot dogs and arepas is amazing.
So amazing that I had to bring my bro from the UK here. He’s surrounded by world renowned mixologists and chefs back home, it’s safe to say that he knows his stuff and I wasn’t nervous to bring him here.
We started off with the Thai Pernil Arepas. Let that sink in. We had Thailand, Puerto Rico and South America’s love child in our mouths. These arepas are my favorite.
Puerto Rican style pulled pork with daikon and carrots, topped with cilantro and queso blanco.
I’ve got to let Celiacs know that they have gluten free options for us aka corn tortillas. However, because this is Asian food, some tacos contain soy sauce and there could easily be cross contamination. Eat at your own risk.
My favorites are:
Thai Peanut Chicken Tako
Tom Yum Mojo Tako
Chinese Pork Belly Tako
Bro mang had the same thing. Let’s just say our table stopped talking.
I’m pretty greedy. I love the fact that I can eat three different “dishes” in one sitting. The best part? The Asian flavors taste authentic.
There isn’t much to say. No frills, just delectable street food. Believe the hype.
I just want to point out that Tako Cheena is super small, so you may have a hard time finding a place to sit, especially since they are a favorite among locals. I’ve taken my takos to go and had a picnic in my car.