Must Do Dining at Universal Orlando

Thrilling rides are not the only reason my family loves Universal Orlando Resort. Food is a close second. To say we love to eat is an understatement. These 5 restaurants are always on our must do list when we visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures.

The first one, and my absolute favorite, is Mythos. It’s located in Islands of Adventure.  This award-winning, full service restaurant creates the feel of a Mediterranean grotto on a distant ocean. The food is delicious. Mythos features a mix of Mediterranean, Asian, and American cuisine with options like Greek salad, pad Thai wraps, burgers, and my personal favorite, Cranberry Blue Cheese Crusted Pork.

Our second favorite restaurant is Antojitos. This may come as a shock to those that know us, since Chris hates Mexican food. But surprisingly, he really enjoyed Antojitos. Once you step into the restaurant you will feel like you are south of the border. The menu features  favorites like guacamole, tacos and fajitas, but also traditional creations like hearty Mar Tierra Stew and Mahi Veracruzana. Antojitos is located on City Walk. One of the perks for staying at a Universal Resort, is that you have priority seating at restaurants like Antojitos.

Third on my list, is Toothsome Chocolate Emporium located on City Walk close to the entrance of Islands of Adventure The Steampunk theme of the restaurant is part of the appeal, but what brings my family back are the macaroons,  gourmet chocolates, and one of kind milkshakes and sundaes big enough to feed a party of 4! Flavors like Chocolate Brownie Bark, Bacon Brittle, and Salted Caramel Flan makes it impossible to choose just one.

My ten year old’s favorite is Red Oven Pizza Bakery located in the heart of City Walk. She would eat there for every meal if we let her. There are so many options to choose from, but my family sticks to traditional pepperoni, and it never disappoints. Want to take your food on the go? No, problem. There is a convenient take out window.

This last restaurant shocked even me. We stumbled upon it while riding rides at Universal Studios. The Classic Monsters Cafe is a quick service restaurant that features a favorite for everyone such as rotisserie chicken, pizza, salads, ribs, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs. This restaurant pays homage to Universal’s horror movie history. The inside features themed dining areas like Dracula’s castle, the swamp, and the flying saucer.
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