PR's Taco Palace in Winter Park is opening a second location in Orlando's College Park, according to owner Perry Inman. "We had been kicking around the idea of expanding for a while," he said. A friend of Inman's who lives in College Park, which is near downtown Orlando, alerted him that the former home of Taste restaurant on Smith Street was available.
"I met with the owner of the property and it looks like a good fit," said Inman, who hopes to open the new location in mid-February.
The new PR's Taco Palace will be just off of Edgewater Drive near the Truffles & Trifles gourmet store. PR's has been a successful local Mexican restaurant since it opened on Winter Park's Fairbanks Avenue in November 1987. In 2013, the Winter Park PR's lost some coveted parking with the closing of Blake Street. The spaces and the unplatted roadway were up against railroad tracks that will soon be used for SunRail.
"The new College Park location has some parking challenges, but not as much as those in Winter Park," said Inman.