Savor meals that are big on flavor and easy on your wallet with incredible budget dining picks — including some MICHELIN Guide restaurants — under $15 in Orlando (MICHELIN Guide Recommended Black Rooster Taqueria pictured).
With more than 6,000 restaurants — including 46 MICHELIN Guide restaurants — you’ll never go hungry for fresh, flavorful dining options in Orlando. If you’re craving food that’s big on taste but small in price, here are some mouthwatering eats that will leave you satisfied for $15 or less in Orlando.
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Places to Eat in Orlando Under $10
Black Rooster Taqueria
MICHELIN Recommended Black Rooster Taqueria serves vibrant “farm to taco” fare in Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood, proving that an incredible meal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Almost everything on the menu is under $10, with tacos starting at just $3.25. Try the signature Black Rooster Asada, which comes piled high with seared beef, applewood smoked bacon, Oaxaca cheese and pickled chile poblano, or go veggie with kale, shiitake mushroom, plantain, onion, ricotta cheese and cilantro tucked inside the fabled Smoked Greens taco.
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Part of the acclaimed dining lineup on Orlando’s Restaurant Row, this laid-back eatery has a coastal feel inspired by the beach cultures of Brazil, Uruguay and southern California. Tacos start at just $2.85, with roasted duck, glazed pork belly, crispy oyster and more delectable picks on offer. Vegetarians will find plenty to love here as well, from herb roasted mushroom tacos with queso fresco to sides of spicy cucumber salad, esquites and Tajin pineapple with lime.
An Orlando staple for 55 years and counting, Beefy King serves up a mouthwatering selection of roast beef, ham, turkey, pastrami and more served hot and made to order on a kaiser roll. It’s all served in a nostalgic, no-frills dining area that hasn’t changed much since 1968. The pricing hasn’t changed much either, with sandwiches starting at $4.50, milkshakes for $4, and a satisfying selection of sides ranging from $2 - $5.75. It’s adjacent to downtown Orlando in the hip Milk District.
Black Bean Deli
Serving up traditional Cuban fare in modern digs, Black Bean Deli has several mouthwatering sandwiches priced at $10 or less. Cuban bowls and platters will run you a bit more, but they’re large and hearty enough to share. Complete the meal with empanadas, croquetas, pastelitos and more, and don’t forget some café con leche to fuel the day’s adventures.
Earl of Sandwich
If you’re looking for affordable eats near the theme parks, Earl of Sandwich has you covered. Part of Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, the longstanding eatery serves hot, made to order sandwiches for $8.99 apiece. Choose from options like Chipotle Chicken Avocado, a classic Caprese, or my personal favorite, a Holiday Turkey sub loaded with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. It’s available all year round, perfect for a little dash of holiday spirit at any time of year.
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Voted Orlando’s Best Taco in 2022 by Orlando Weekly readers, this popular eatery serves up classic taco combinations priced at $5 or less, along with massive burritos, platters, nachos and more under $10. Choose from five Central Florida locations, including one inside Amway Center. They also have a great happy hour at their standalone locations, featuring free chips and salsa, $1 off burritos, and half off alcohol for an extra-affordable night out.
Hunger Street Tacos
Inspired by traditional Mexican street food like suadero, esquites and squash blossom quesadillas, Hunger Street Tacos serves fresh, affordable tacos and quesadillas with rich flavor. All of their tacos are priced under $5, with options ranging from classic carnitas or chorizo to grilled halloumi or fried avocado. Use your remaining funds to splurge on flavorful veggie sides like elote or cucumber salad, both under $5. Visit their flagship location in Winter Park, about 20 minutes northwest of Orlando, or inside Winter Garden’s historic Plant Street Market.
In the heart of the Mills 50 neighborhood, King Bao serves up delicious steamed buns loaded with a delectable fusion of eastern and western flavors. Choose from options like the classic Hogzilla (thick cut braised pork belly, pickled carrots, daikon, ground honey roasted peanuts and cilantro) or Veganville (crispy tofu with a shallot ginger and pepper relish, topped with scallions and sesame seeds), and don’t forget the loaded tots! Everything on the menu is under $5, and two-bao ($8.50) and three-bao ($12) combos can help you save even more.
Lazy Moon Pizza
Cheesy slices bigger than your head? Say no more. Build your perfect pizza slice starting at just $6.75 or choose from a preselected list of “Lazy Faves” for a guaranteed hit. Choose from over 45 toppings, including vegan cheese and protein options, along with salads and vegetable bowls to keep things balanced. You can even get a whole pie if you’re feeling ambitious, and likely have leftovers for days.
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This MICHELIN Recommended eatery in the Mills 50 district serves up delicious Laotian street food. Most of the menu items, like curry ribs, jeow bong chicken bao and the eponymous purple sticky rice, come in under $10 for an affordable meal that’s bursting with flavor.
Specializing in Asian fusion fare influenced by food truck culture, Tako Cheena delivers handcrafted tacos, hot dogs and burritos “the size of a baby’s arm,” all for $10 or less. Hot menu items include kimchi fries, Indian butter chicken burritos, Korean beef tacos and a Banh Mi Dog with Cantonese style sausage. Best of all, their newest location on Mills 50 closes between 1 – 4 a.m. every day, perfect for that late night taco craving.
Beth’s Burger Bar
The winner of multiple Best Burger awards in Orlando, Beth’s Burger Bar is a build-your-own burger joint with four Central Florida locations. Customize your perfect burger starting at $4.79, order off the signature burger menu, or go rogue with chicken wings, grilled cheese and more satisfying comfort foods. Every single burger is priced under $10, with additional toppings, sides and drinks priced a la cart. Beer, wine, cocktails and more sweet treats round out the offerings at this popular “late night big kid’s diner.”
Places to Eat in Orlando Under $15
If classic budget bites like tacos, burgers and pizza just aren’t your thing, Hungry Pants has you covered with whole and balanced eats for the plant-curious set. Everything on the menu is under $15, from vegan coconut curry bowls and saucy Brussels to hearty CLT (curry-lime marinated tempeh) sandwiches and black bean veggie burgers. Carnivores, fret not: add chicken or salmon to any salad or bowl, or keep it classic with a fried chicken sammie, turkey reuben or spicy salmon salad wrap.
Dig into Nashville style hot fried chicken at this Milk District favorite, including some truly bonkers sliders that are much bigger than your average chicken sandwich. Combo boxes range from $11 - $14 and include fries with chicken tenders or sliders doused in your choice of sauce. Turn up the heat with extra-hot sauce, or keep things chill with meek, mild or soulful sauce.
Kick back with local craft beer, hot sammies and lakefront patio vibes at Gnarly Barley, part of the Ivanhoe Village Main Street district near downtown Orlando. With tacos starting at $3.75 and sandwiches from $8 – $13, you’ll even have some funds left over to sample the 16-tap rotating draft beer selection.
Chow down on vegan crunch wraps from Leguminati, a fully vegan eatery in Orlando’s Curry Ford West neighborhood. It’s part of the Hourglass Social House, where you can also fuel up with Foxtail Coffee Co., sip on craft beer, and attend fun pop-up events and local markets throughout the year.
Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa
In the Mills 50 District, Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa puts an internationally inspired spin on the traditional barbecue experience. All of their sandwiches are under $15 with one complimentary side, from the classic Plain Jane sandwich to the deep-fried pork belly banh mi with lucky dragon sauce and pickled veggies. Shareable platters are another excellent option, with two sides, sauce and your choice of brisket, pork, chicken and/or sausage under $20.
Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria
An Orlando classic since 2006, Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria offers a blend of delicious sandwiches, side salads, sweets and loose-leaf teas. Try the Mama Ling Ling’s Thanksgiving sandwich, a famous favorite with turkey, gouda, stuffing, ginger cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes and cream cheese with a side of gravy for $13.25.
Offering a modern take on traditional Vietnamese fare, Viet Nomz was recently named the best Vietnamese restaurant in Orlando by Orlando Weekly readers. Almost everything on the menu is under $15, from street tacos and banh mi to phở and bao buns.
Winter Park Biscuit Company
A staple of the Audubon Park Garden District’s East End Market, Winter Park Biscuit Company serves up vegan chicken sandwiches, loaded salads and more comfort foods that will have even the most devout carnivore begging for more. Get anything on the menu for $12 or less.
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