Where to find Puerto Rican Christmas food in Orlando, Kissimmee

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By Crystal Harlan

December 6, 2023

From pernil to pasteles, these five Puerto Rican establishments in Orlando and Kissimmee are offering to cater your next holiday gathering.

Are you planning a holiday party, but not in the mood to spend hours in the kitchen cooking a big meal?  These restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks have got you covered. They’re offering popular holiday favorites including pernil, pasteles, arroz con gandules, and ensalada de codo.

El Cilantrillo

Between now and Jan 1, the Puerto Rican restaurant with locations in Kissimmee and Orlando,  is offering a holiday tray that includes pavo asado or pernil asado, arroz con gandules or arroz cilantro, ensalada de coditos, surtido esmayao, a bottle of coquito and vanilla flan for $185. The platter serves approximately 10 people. Email [email protected] or call (407) 334-0864 or (407) 530-3995 to put in your order.

Lucy’s Puerto Rican Kitchen

This Orlando food truck is offering a dozen pasteles for $30, as well as a full tray of pernil and arroz con gandules for $287, and a half tray for $185. Get your order in early; Lucy’s requires seven days notice. Lucy’s also offers delivery in the College Park area. Call (407) 630-9572 or (407) 776-9445 to order. 

Grillers Puerto Rico

Now through Dec. 31, Grillers Puerto Rico, with locations in Kissimmee, Orlando, and Davendport, offers three options: $179.96 for pernil, $189.95 for pavo asado, and $199.95 for porchetta. Each option comes with arroz con gandules, ensalada de papas or coditos, flan de queso or vanilla, and one dozen pasteles, and serves approximately 10 people. Email [email protected] or call (407) 954-4545 to order.

Sol de Borinquen

This Kissimmee-based bakery offers catering in both Orlando and Kissimmee, including popular holiday dishes such as arroz con gandules and lechón asado. Orders can be customized to your particular needs. Pasteles will also be available this holiday season by the dozen. Call the bakery at (407) 518-7755 for more information and to put in your order. 

El Fogón de Munchies Boricua

Located in World of Food Trucks, in Kissimmee, El Fogón de Munchies Boricua is currently offering a tray of pernil or jamón con piña with arroz con gandules, ensalada de papas or coditos, and your choice of dessert. The tray serves approximately ten people and costs $130. Text (407) 925-1286 for more information and to put in your order.

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  • Crystal Harlan

    Crystal is a bilingual editor and writer with over 20 years of experience in digital and print media. She is currently based in Florida, but has lived in small towns in the Midwest, Caracas, New York City, and Madrid, where she earned her MA in Spanish literature.


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