Cheap Eats: Orlando

Dine with style, while spending a whole lot less, at these Orlando area restaurants and bars. Looking for a cheap fix? Problem solved. Low-dough munchies and entrees ranging from sushi to tacos are overflowing in O-town. Find an eatery in our cheap eats guide that will tempt your taste buds for half the price. (Photo courtesy of Ceviche Tapas Bar)

Updated: February 03, 2010

Frugal Fare

Cheddar Jack's

7325 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

Start the day off right with a $1.99 breakfast special from opening until 9am daily, which includes two eggs, slices of bacon and toast and homefries or hashbrowns with the purchase of a beverage.

House Of Kabob

360 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Refuel and take a mid-day break from the office or the kids with this Winter Park Mediterranean restaurant's daily lunch special, which includes a gyro, chips and a large drink for $7.95.

Jade Bistro

2425 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Take advantage of this College Park pan-Asian restaurant's lunch specials Monday through Friday between 11:30am to 2:30pm. Entrees cost $5.95 to $6.95 and are sure to fill you up before heading back to work.

Mucho Tequila and Tacos

101 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801

Save your pesos and experience happy hour all day every Monday from 4pm to 2am at this Downtown Orlando Mexican restaurant. Specials include $2 tacos paired with $2 margaritas, Dos Equis beer and Tequila Cazadores shots.

Blue Martini

4200 Conroy Rd Ste H246, Orlando, FL 32839

Arrive early and grab a table before voracious crowds take over and cause long wait times for delectable half-price food offerings, including seared tuna, miniature lamb chops and sliced beef tenderloin amongst a South Beach vibe and ambiance during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 1pm to 8pm.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

125 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801

Travel to Downtown Orlando's Church Street district for Tapas Tuesdays from 5pm to midnight. The night features over 30 different tapas for $4 or less along with $4 Sangria every Tuesday evening.

Bento Cafe

151 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Make it a sushi night when sampling two signature rolls and getting one eight-piece roll (like the California roll) for free, a complimentary Miso soup with the purchase of any Bento box and $1 off domestic beers, wine and sake during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm in The Plaza.

Adobe Gila's

9101 International Dr Ste 2200, Orlando, FL 32819

Find sizzling fare at the Pointe Orlando along the International Drive tourist corridor. The upstairs Mexican restaurant in this shopping and dining destination serves $7 chicken fajitas during "Lucky 7 Thursdays" every week.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Unwind and experience happy hour Monday through Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm and Sunday from 4pm to 6:30pm. Food specials include $3 light bites along with $4 Cuba Libres, house wines and sangria and $3 Miller Lite and Corona bottles.


50 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

Test your wine trivia knowledge and figure out what this dining destination is named after. Give up? Here's the answer: Brix (?Bx), the measurement that's equivalent to one gram of sugar per 100 grams of grape juice when making wine. Besides the vino fascination, hot, gooey savings are experienced at the restaurant's cheesiest happy hour during free Fondue Fridays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

N.Y.P.D. Delicatessen & Brick Oven Pizza

2589 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32835

Stash away your moola but spend a few during lunch or dinner at this Italian restaurant in West Orlando. 99-cent slices of pizza are available every day from 11am to 5pm.

Cityfish Restaurant

617 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Seafood delicacies are savored at this Boston-style fish shack in the heart of Thornton Park. Stock up on your quarters because the restaurant serves 50-cent Apalachicola, Fla. oysters every Saturday from 11:30am-6pm.