If you're looking to eat like a local, check out the independent restaurants serving fresh and flavorful fare in the Daytona Beach area. From Ponce Inlet to Ormond Beach, we host an array of independently-owned restaurants. When in Daytona Beach, head to Dancing Avocado Kitchen on Beach Street. This family-style eatery has various vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free items. Try the fresh Symphony Salad, sweet friend plantains or a tapenade served with warm pita. Known for their spice mix, Dancer's Dust, the restaurant is a colorful and vibrant place to dine with an eclectic gifts for sale, too.
Tia Cori's Tacos is family-owned and serves authentic Mexican cuisine in two locations - in Daytona Beach on Beach Street with outside seating and live mariachi music every Friday night and in Ormond Beach. Test drive one of their Tacos de Pescado with pineapple and cabbage; stuffed Chile Rellenos or their famous $1.50 tacos that come with several choices of meat including Barbacoa (slow cooked beef); Lengua (tongue); and Chicharrones (spicy pork skin). Chase it with a glass of their Agua de Horchata - a rice-based drink with cinnamon, vanilla and sweet, condensed milk.
Other Daytona Beach area options when it comes to independent restaurants include Blau and Hull's Seafood Market - a favorite choice to savor the day's fresh catch -as well as Zappi's for outdoor dining in the heart of downtown Daytona Beach.
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