The first place I visited was Paco's, in Winter Park, FL. I had heard that some people loved it and I was in the mood for Mexican at lunch one weekday. It was extremely close to where I was doing some contract work at the time, so I hopped on over.
The first problem is that there is very limited parking. Luckily I was able to grab a space, but I would have been irritated if I hadn't been able to. The second problem was that when you walk in the place is quite small, and they were PACKED at lunch. I take it as a good sign when a restaurant is that busy, but in this case it didn't work out for me.
I will say the person who greeted me at the door, and the waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. That was a plus for Paco's.
My third problem was that the food was expensive. I have a certain scale that I think Mexican dishes should hover at, and Paco's was above what I consider to be average priced. This might have to do with the location, as Winter Park is considered one of the fancier parts of metro Orlando, but if you visited this particular neighborhood that doesn't apply.
|Chips and Salsa at Paco's|
|Enchiladas at Pacos (part of combo)|
|Pacos Taco with Combo Plate|
The main problem was that there was not a lot of flavor! The guacamole was bland, the beef could have been seasoned better, even the salsa verde I tried lacked any kind of flavor, it was just heat.