Adobe Gila's: Margaritas, Fajitas and Live Music. Need I say more?
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So you've been to bars and clubs of downtown Orlando and now what to try some place with a local vibe, something off the 'beaten path'. Well, I know of a venue close by where the music is always live, the food is filling, and the drinks are endless. Perhaps something right up your alley.
Known for their southwestern vibe, Mug O' Ritas , and famous fajitas, Adobe Gila's is the place to be during the weekend on International Drive. Located on the second floor of the Pointe Orlando shopping center, Adobe Gila's always has something going on. With daily, weekly, and monthly specials, you will always get a bargain for your money. Adobe Gila's features a number of drink specials throughout the month. Most famously, their "World's Largest Happy Hour" (the last Friday of every month) with endless drink specials, as well as their 99 cent, Monday margarita promotion (featured once a month). Be prepared to stay for awhile and have a designated driver!
I find the weekends are the best time to go to Adobe Gilas. Every time I've gone the place is filled with locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed and completely down-to-earth. Feel free to go in sporting a great pair of worn-out jeans and a t-shirt! No need for restricting, club attire here!
Once inside Adobe Gilas, featured is a multi-colored, bar top with matching, high-top tables and chairs. The walls are adorned with haphazardly-placed, dollar bills and modern, Mexican art. On the outside patio area, there is a roofed bar top surrounded by tables and stools placed neatly, underneath streams of Corona flags, lights, and brightly, colored umbrellas. Cerveza, anyone?
The live, local bands that play at Adobe Gilas are a must see. With regular shows featuring, 'Adam Duss', 'KGB Band', 'Fall Victim', 'Riff Remedy', 'Split Tail', 'Papa Wheelee', 'DJ Donny Young', and 'Joe V Live', the party is always happening. Performing classic jams to favorite hits on the outside patio, the bands and DJs cover music from the 70's on. Make sure to wear your dancing shoes, and bring your dancing partner!
For those of you that would rather visit Adobe Gila's during the daytime with the kids, they serve great lunch and dinner specials. From their delicious 'Queso Fundido Dip' appetizer, to their 1/2 lb 'Gila Burgers', and mouth-watering fajitas, Adobe Gila's serves hearty and filing eats.
Another huge 'crowd pleaser' is their loaded "Mac and Cheese" served in a warm, skillet with your choice of toppings (select from a number of meats and veggies). It's ok to indulge every once in awhile!
When planning ahead of time, make sure to refer to the 'events' tab on their webpage for their latest drinks/food specials and nightly events (http://orlando.adobegilas.com/). Or sign up on their website to receive special coupons, vouchers, and live event information automatically sent to your email.
So why not take a break from a large, night club venue and visit Adobe Gila's? A small, southwestern bar, with great eats, and a not-so-large night club vibe. You'll be glad you did.
Adobe Gila's is located at:
Pointe Orlando- Second Floor
9101 International Dr
Orlando FL 32819
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