**** (4 stars)
This neighborhood Mexican restaurant is very popular, probably in part due to the fact that their tacos start at $1.85.
I tried the taco pastor with a soft corn tortilla, the tostada barbacoa, and the nachos with ground beef.
My favorite item was the tostada, which had a nice, crisp, sturdy tortilla and generous slices of avocado. The barbacoa didn’t have a lot of flavor, but the refried beans did.
I didn’t care for the pastor, which was completely dry, with no evidence of marinade or sauce, and didn’t include the somewhat traditional pineapple either.
The nachos were by far the most expensive, but the serving was giant. You have a choice of meat, and indeed they were all about the meat, with very little cheese, and the limited cheese was a thin queso anyway.
The best feature of Norteno is the salsa bar, which offers not only an array of salsas, but also fresh cilantro, onions, jalapenos and limes, so you can deck out your food however you like. There are also free chips to accompany it.
12307 W Colonial Dr
Winter Garden, FL 34787