So you’re in Orlando, the city beautiful, for the World’s Leading Veterinary Conference VMX 2020! Here are some of our PetDesk picks for tasty treats near the convention center so you can get the most out of your time at VMX!
Eat & Drink
8465 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Sun-Thurs. 8AM-12AM, Fri/Sat 8AM-1AM
Come sip a coffee and sit on their Parisian outdoor patio. They have a menu full of decadent choices, including crepes, croissants, and more. Start your day with a delicious espresso and a fluffy omelet, and top off your evening with an indulgent dessert. They serve favorites from the streets of Paris all day long.
5350 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: 8AM-10PM Fri/Sat 8AM-11PM
For a Midwestern style breakfast meal try Andy’s World Famous Sage Fried Chicken at Hash House A Go Go. Their menu serves up “Twisted Farm Food and Crafted cocktails” — including anything from classic pancakes to meatloaf and more. The portions are out of this world so come hungry!
Eat & Drink
Lunch & Dinner
8625 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 11AM-12AM, Fri/Sat 11AM-1AM Sun 10AM-1AM
Bring your friends to Cafe Tu Tu Tango, where you can sample and share all the delicious global flavors incorporated into its all appetizer-style menu. At Cafe Tu Tu Tango, they say “Great art is meant to share!” The bar has a variety of specialty craft beers, limited edition wines, flavored mojitos & sangria, and just about anything else you can imagine.
5803 Precision Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Sun/Mon 11AM-9PM, T-S 11AM–10PM
Considered the best Latin food in Orlando, FL, stop by Pio Pio for some Columbian and Peruvian food for lunch! You must try Pio Pio’s delicious signature Peruvian rotisserie chicken with green sauce, with all the traditional accompaniments, like yucca and plantains.
7972 Via Dellagio Way Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 5PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 5PM-11PM, Sun 11AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10PM
Happy Hour 5-7pm
This restaurant serves up traditional Japanese robatayaki, a similar method to bbq, where you slowly grill skewered food over a charcoal fire. Sample a diverse menu of steak, veggies, seafood, noodles, and sushi. Known for its authentic and artful flavors, head to Dragonfly for a delicious dinner.
9101 International Drive STE 2400, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 11:30AM-10PM, Fri 11:30-11PM, Sat: 10:30AM-11PM, Sun 10:30AM-10PM
If you’re in the mood for Italian, try Maggiano’s made-from-scratch dinner selection filled with traditional classics like Calamari Fritte, Mozzarella Marinara, Eggplant Parmesan, Baked Ziti, and more. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Eat & Drink
9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Sun-Thurs. 5PM-10PM, Fri/Sat 5PM-2AM
For a night of Rum-flavored cocktails and Salsa dancing, head to Cuba Libre restaurant. After a full day at VMX, relax and unwind with a refreshing grilled pineapple mojito or a guava caipirinha.