Habaneros Mexican Grill in Winter Park


:a small chili pepper that is the hottest variety available.

How’s that for a set up? And while we wouldn’t necessarily say this place is “hot” (that’s hot, in Paris Hilton dialect), Habanero’s in Winter Park is certainly a worthy option if you’re ever in the mood for some Mexican food in Central Florida.

The Habaneros restaurant in Winter Park is located conveniently on 436 (Semoran Blvd.) almost nearly on the corner of said highway and Aloma Avenue. We’ve been there a few times over the years, mainly out of convenience but also curiosity.

We recently stopped in to grab some food to go for dinner. Let’s take a look and chat about it:

(Habaneros exterior.)

After entering into the restaurant you’ll note two large dining areas on either side. Plenty of seating options, for sure. Since we were getting food to go we hung out at the bar while our food was being prepared. Located toward the back of the restaurant, it’s both roomy and could be the perfect spot to dine-in if you didn’t want to sit in one of the main dining areas.

(Habaneros interior.)

Of course we had to enjoy some chips & salsa (and cerveza) while we waited. Nothing earth-shattering here but how can anyone refuse some free–and colorful–chips & salsa?

(Chips & salsa.)

For the main dishes we opted for both a salad and some burritos to take home.

(Fajita Taco Salad with chicken.)

The Fajita Taco Salad is a crispy flour tortilla bowl filled with refried beans, a choice of grilled chicken or steak, cooked with grilled onions, bell peppers, and tomato. Topped with lettuce, shredded cheese, tomato, guacamole, and sour cream, the taco salad isn’t necessarily the best we’ve ever had but pretty decent. We went with the chicken which was very tasty – juicy with delicious flavoring.

(Burritos Deluxe.)

The Burritos Deluxe lives under the “Entrees” section of Habanero’s menu. It comes with two burritos – one with chicken and beans, and one with beef and beans. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

The ones featured here aren’t the best pics we’ve ever captured so we borrowed some more from Instagram that are a little more bonita:

In addition to this location in Winter Park there are also Habaneros located in Orlando, Oviedo, and Sanford.

PRO TIP: Habaneros has 2-for-1 margaritas every Monday thru Friday from 2-6pm! 🍹

Location deets:
Habaneros Mexican Grill
494 North Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL

Have you ever dined at any of the Habaneros locations?


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