Who doesn’t love a good margarita and some guacamole?!  I’ve got just the place to celebrate Taco Tuesday and maybe even Taco Thursday, Friday and Saturday! On your next trip to Universal you’ll have to stop by Antojitos! Located just outside the theme parks and a short water taxi ride away from the on-property hotels, Antojitos is located conveniently at Universal’s CityWalk, which is perfect after a long day at the parks.

Antojitos has a great vibe and you are enticed into the restaurant with bright waves of color, along with the vibrant sounds of an authentic Mariachi band which sets the tone for a fun experience. We were guided to our table and along the way we saw several patrons enjoying guacamole that is made-to-order tableside. As soon as we sat down they brought us a big bowl of chips and salsa and we immediately ordered the guacamole to try ourselves. I am picky about my guacamole and this was fantastic even with my hard-to-meet expectations. They also had other great appetizers like queso fundido and gorditas too.

Next, we ordered some margaritas which were refreshing after a long, hot day in the parks. They had a lot of fun and unique flavors which included ingredients like chili peppers, blood orange or muddled pear. I wasn’t quite so adventurous and stuck with a frozen mango margarita and it was as delicious as promised.

While the food menu was not quite as expansive as their tequila menu, there were plenty of options to satisfy any pallet. Instead of going the traditional taco route, I decided try the Budin which was a layered corn tortilla with braised pork, menonita cheese, house made mole blanco, black beans, roasted corn, chile poblanos, wild mushrooms and guacamole. This was maybe one of the best Mexican dishes I’ve ever eaten, which I was not expecting for a theme-park restaurant. I was happily surprised and quite stuffed after eating it!

Despite having zero room left for dessert, we were on the dining plan, so dessert was included. Naturally, I couldn’t, and didn’t, say no. The included dessert was Natilla (custard) with a churro, and it too was amazing!  Truly, everything was fantastic and I highly recommend checking out Antojitos on your next visit! You will not be disappointed!

Jen Morrison

Travel Specialist