Roberto Treviño plans to open a Puertorriqueño concept at Marketplace at Avalon Park Dec. 1.
The new concept, Chicharron Grill, will feature such items as empanadas rellenas; pinchos; mofongos; garlic shrimp; pork chicharron; and chicharron de pollo. Chicharron Grill will take the place of BBQ50, one of the original vendors at the Marketplace.
Treviño, a California native known for his Iron Chef appearances, made his culinary mark in San Juan and moved to the Orlando area several years ago, opening El Buda Latin Asian restaurant in downtown Orlando in 2018. It also closed that year. Since then, Treviño has worked with Don Julio’s Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar to create a ceviche menu and with Tapa Toro/Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando. Most recently, he’s been helping to develop a lounge for a Chinese company in the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport.